Last week I wrote a post on the CKTL Jam event that took place at the Astor Center in NY, and I promised that this week I would share the recipe for the second of the two improv cocktails I created, as soon as I figured out what to call it.
I still haven't figured out what to call this drink, so rather than delay the post I decided to leave it up to you to come up with the drink's name. So take a gander at the ingredients (which are in keeping with this month's theme of HOT HOT HEAT!), mix one up for yourself, and if inspiration strikes, drop a comment with your suggestion.
(Your Suggestion Here)
2 oz reposado tequila (I used Milagro)
1 oz fresh pineapple juice (strained)
2 barspoons fresh lime juice (about 2 tsp)
1 barspoon agave nectar
dash Worcestershire sauce
dash Sriracha sauce
top with ginger beer (Fever Tree is the way to go)
Tools: shaker, strainer
Fill a highball glass with ice. Pour everything except ginger beer in a shaker that's also filled with plenty of ice. Shake good and hard for at least 10 seconds to fully incorporate the Worcestershire and Sriracha. Strain into your highball glass and enjoy. Garnish not necessary, but a straw might be.
One thing I highly suggest--which I forgot to do with the drink pictured--was to strain the pineapple juice so that you don't get that foamy top layer, so you'll have a drink that's not as cloudy as mine.
Unfortunately I don't get paid for this so there aren't any official prizes involved if you suggest the best name. But if I do pick your suggestion, in addition to receiving a truckload of my gratitude, I'll buy you a drink if you're ever in the NYC area--how's that?
Before I leave you to your cocktail mixing and brainstorming, note that next week I will be in New Orleans for the world's most celebrated annual mixology-fest called Tales of the Cocktail where I'll be providing daily dispatches from the various seminars, tastings, and of course, parties. So from July 21-25--if all goes well and I'm not drunk off my keester--look for short and sweet Happy Hour updates on all the goings on (or at least on what I'm doing).
For those not familiar with Tales, let's just say it's what happens when the cocktail universe simultaneously orgasms. Cheers!
*Got a cocktail question? Hit me on twitter @paystyle, email me at payman(at)lifesacocktail(dot)com, or simply drop me a comment below.