Flowers in the Form of Drinks: Mother’s Day Cocktails
Who needs to give flowers on Mother’s Day when you can give floral cocktails?! Our friends over at Serious Eats agree that botanic-inspired drinks are definitely the way to go this Sunday and hence, have compiled a list of eight blossoming concoctions and recipes. Instead of creating our own cocktails this week, we figured we’d share theirs, such as the lavender- and honey-laced H.K. Rose and the agave-tinged, bubbly punch, Jalisco Flower. We’ve also got all the spirits and wine ingredients handy, ready for you to hit “add to cart.”
Pack a Punch: La Tigresa
It’s warm and sunny, and we’re ready to pack a punch. This South American-themed cocktail may be a bit pre-mature (It is still March, after all) but tequila sounds delightful. Spirits Director Tom Smith discovered La Tigresa years ago during an interactive mixology session at the Salon, and well, hasn’t stopped drinking it since. Named after Argentine boxer Marcela “La Tigresa” Acuña, (as she was known to be rather sweet outside the ring and rather savory within), this cocktail calls to mind the poolside jaunts coming soon.
1 ½ oz Siete Leguas Reposado Tequila
¾ oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
½ oz fresh lime juice
2 cubes fresh pineapple
1 slice red bell pepper
In a clean shaker, combine pineapple, red bell pepper, and lime juice. As opposed to the classic “twist-and-pulverize” muddling technique, perform a gentler pressing of these ingredients. Next, add the St. Germain and Siete Leguas Reposado. Fill with ice and shake. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a skewer of pineapple and red bell pepper.
Get your Siete Leguas Resposado here.