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