x

Email this Recipe

Cocktails

The Spice of Life

The Spice of Life

[Photo: Nicci Silva]

Sometimes a bit of spice in a cocktail is just the right thing to remind you that you're still alive. Here's a simple drink that can be adjusted to suit both those who crave heat, and those who like it a bit more mild. It's dynamite with tequila, but you can also make a smoky version with mezcal, or a more herbal version with gin.

The Spice of Life

Loading text goes here What's This? OK

About This Recipe

Yield:1
Active time:5 minutes
Total time:5 minutes
Special equipment:cocktail shaker, muddler, cocktail strainer, fine mesh strainer

Ingredients

  • Half of 1 ripe strawberry
  • 1 stalk cilantro, chopped in 3 pieces
  • 2 thin slices cucumber
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 ounce agave nectar
  • 1/8 ounce amaro (I used Averna)
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 2 drops Sriracha, or more to taste
  • Ice
  • Garnish: 3 thin slices cucumber

Procedures

  1. 1

    Muddle strawberry, cilantro, and two cucumber slices. Add lime juice, agave nectar, amaro, tequila, and Sriracha. Fill shaker with ice.

  2. 2

    Shake vigorously and double-strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with remaining cucumber slices.

Add a comment

Add a rating with your comment:

Comments can take up to a minute to appear - please be patient!

Previewing your comment: