The beauty of the Old Fashioned cocktail is that it is defined not by its base spirit but its structure. In this Tequila Old Fashioned, we’re using a smoked silver Tequila in place of the normal whiskey to give a Mexican flavour for Agave Month.
The structure of the Old Fashioned Cocktail is built around Spirit, Sweetner and Bitters.
Maestro Dobel Humito Tequila
Our expert tequila distiller, on his quest to replicate the tequila taste from the 17th century, utilizes mesquite wood during the production of this silver tequila. Providing an extraordinary balance between smoky notes and agave. Best to mix in your favorite smoked cocktail.
I’m personally a massive fan of smoke in drinks, but more from the wood smoke side rather than the peaty whisky side in general. That said, I’ll take a sip of Laphroaig 10 with friends, no problems. So for me, this Tequila Old Fashioned is going to be all about the smoke flavours and balancing the right level of sweetness.
One thing worth noting here is that the Maestro Dobel Humito Tequila is not aged, so it won’t have the caramel and vanilla notes you’d expect from a barrel aged spirit. We’ll address this with our choice of bitters in the drink.
Smokey Tequila Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe
- 2oz (60ml) Maestro Dobel Humito Tequila
- ½oz (15ml) AquaRiva Organic Agave Syrup
- 2 dashes Black Cloud Charred Cedar Bitters
Stir 1oz of the Tequila with the Agave syrup until dissolved without ice. Add ice to the mixing glass with the remaining Tequila and bitters and stir down until the amount of liquid has approximately doubled from the ice melt. Strain over a large rock of ice in an Old Fashioned glass (obviously). Garnish with dehydrated grapefruit.
I’ve chosen to sweeten with Agave Syrup as just like using honey over sugar, it compliments the ingredients and adds a little more character than refined sugar. Side benefits include a lower GI impact so you don’t get sugar crashes, but I’m no nutritionist, so my reason to use it are purely flavour based.
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