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Banco de Mexico

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This tequila drink is a crafty take on the traditional mint julep. Instead of bourbon and mint, the Banco de Mexico gets tequila and its smoky sister mezcal. It also gets a little creme de cacao for a hint of both chocolate and vanilla. Talk about a variety of flavors!

This recipe is on the secret menu at Rosina cocktail lounge at the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas.

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 Ounce creme de cacao
  • 1/2 Ounce mezcal
  • 1 1/2 Ounce añejo tequila, preferably Altos
  • Fresh mint
  • Rosewater
  • Powdered sugar
  • Flower for garnish (optional)

Directions

Press fresh mint against copper mug to release flavor.

Add creme de cacao, mezcal and tequila.

Top with crushed ice.

Garnish with fresh mint and flower.

Spray with rosewater mist and sprinkle with powdered sugar.