Friday, July 6, 2012

mexican fix

1 1/2 oz Reposado Tequila (Espolón)
2/3 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Green Chartreuse
1/3 oz Pineapple Syrup
1 barspoon Maraschino Liqueur (Luxardo)

Shake with ice and strain into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a lime twist and add a straw.

After the Opaka Raka, I decided to stick with the lime theme but switch gears to an agave drink. The recipe that had caught my attention was the Mexican Fix from the July/August 2012 issue of Imbibe Magazine. The drink was created by Robyn Gray of the Reflections bar at the Hotel Georgia in Vancouver, British Columbia. I was lured in for two reasons. The first was that the idea of a tequila variation of Harry Johnson's Brandy Fix was intriguing. The other was the curiousity of tasting a recent recipe from that Vancouver hotel after trying older ones like the Hotel Georgia from Ted Saucier's Bottoms Up.
The lime twist contributed to the Fix's aroma along with the tequila notes. The fruity lime juice and pineapple syrup flavors filled the sip, and the swallow showcased the pairing of tequila and Green Chartreuse followed by a hint of Maraschino on the finish. Overall, the drink's balance was refreshingly dry and delightful.

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