Posted by Paige McCune

This is the first in a new series of Tasting Panel "Blogtails" by Paige McCune.


Llevarte al Cielo
 is a perfect balance of exciting, rich butterscotch Fortaleza Reposado that leads to undertones of malted vanilla then rounds out your palate through hints of herbal orange spice.

  • 1.5 oz Fortaleza Reposado Tequila
  • .5 oz amber simple syrup
  • .5 oz Bénédictine Liqueur
  • 2 dashes Fever-Tree Orange Bitters

Combine all ingredients in a beaker with ice. Stir well. Fine-strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with an orange peel.

Amber Syrup

makes one cup

For every bottle of Dos Equis Amber Ale add 1/3 cup brown demerara sugar, a vanilla bean and a pinch of nutmeg. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring up to a boil for one minute. Turn heat down and let simmer for ten minutes. Fine strain into an airtight container.

Paige McCune is a Northern California-based cocktail writer whose blog, A Round or Two, can be found here.

Categories: Cocktails

Posted by Paige McCune on January 21, 2013 10:52 am | Permalink 

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