October 31, 2014

Day of the Dead Drinking with Casa Noble

 I was invited to try Casa Noble tequila and create a cocktail celebrating the Dias de los Muertos, The Day of the Dead. A festival with ancient Mexican roots that blends Catholic rituals with pre-Hispanic beliefs about the after world. In case you weren't aware, the festival is celebrated Nov-1-2 each year, right after Halloween.
I took a shot at making a cocktail using the very smooth and tasty reposado from Casa Noble. I tried a few things and came up with the following unnamed cocktail:

2 oz Casa Noble tequila reposado
1 oz. fresh lime juice
.5 oz. Agave nectar
.5 oz Aperol
A slice of hot chili
A pinch of Lapsang Souchong infused salt

Added the ingredients to a shaker and poured over ice. The pinch of tea-infused salt is best on top of the ice in the glass. It was a fun drink, a little hit of spice, and a nice smokiness from the tea. I stole the idea for the tea-salt from (what I think) they use on the Unsung Hiro at Miso Izakaya. Anyway, it was a fun drink.

 

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