Tag Archives: Tequila

Last night we had our neighbour over for a couple of cocktails. The spirit for the evening was Tequila. A bottle of Jose Cuervo Especial Reposado to be more specific.

My favourite for the evening was Amante Picante. It's a wonderfully refreshing drink made with cucumber, coriander, hot sauce and agave syrup. Most recipes uses green Tabasco but I much prefer using Cholula Original hot sauce, if you can get your hands on it. The recipe is:

2 slices of cucumber
2 sprigs of coriander or cilantro
1½ shots of Jose Cuervo Especial Reposado Tequila
1 shot of freshly squeezed lime juice
½ shot of agave nectar
2 dashes of Cholula Original hot sauce

Peel and chop the the cucumber. Muddle it with the coriander in the base of the shaker. Add all other ingredients and shake with a block of ice. Serve in a martini style glass decorated with a wheel of cucumber.

Both my wife and my neighbour became very found of a cocktail called Freddy Fudpucker. This is a lovely blend of tequila, orange and vanilla in the form of Galliano. It is served in a collins glass. To add to both the flavour and colour I added two raspberries. The recipe is:

2 shots of Jose Cuervo Especial Reposado Tequila
½ shot of Galliano L’Autentico liqueur
3½ shots of freshly squeezed orange juice
2 fresh raspberries

Shake all ingredients with a block of ice and fine strain into a ice filled collins glass. Decorate with a slice of orange and a fresh raspberry or two. Serve with straw.


I have been contemplating writing about cocktails for a while now. It is after all one of the things I'm most passionate about. To kick this subject and section of I would like to write about an old-fashioned cocktail introduced to me at Ruby in Copenhagen. The Tequila old-fashioned.

It is pretty simple to make. Take an old-fashioned glass and fill with a large chunk of ice. I prefer using a single block that just fits into the glass then using ice cubes. Add two spoons of agave syrup and two to three dashes of orange bitter. Pour two shots of good quality tequila and stir thoroughly.

1-2 spoons agave syrup
2-3 dashes orange bitter
2 shots tequila

To vary this delicious drink use some Angostura bitters as well or instead of orange bitters.