Indian Summer Cocktail

Sip on this cocktail when you're missing summer
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Indian Summer Cocktail

Don Julio

Just because summer is over, doesn't mean you can't enjoy this refreshing cocktail!

The Farm to Shaker event theme directly inspired The Indian Summer cocktail. I'm very culinary and garden-driven in my approach to cocktails. My favorite ingredients to use are those that can both stand alone and have the versatility to cross over from food to drink, such as fresh herbs.

This recipe is courtesy of Angela Laino.

Ingredients

  • 1 Ounce tequila, such as Don Julio Blanco
  • 1/4 Ounce chile liqueur, such as Ancho Reyes
  • 1 Ounce lime juice
  • 1 Ounce simple syrup
  • 1 bar spoon of curry powder
  • 8 sprigs of cilantro for garnish
  • Flaked sea salt
  • Dried chili powder rim

Directions

Combine tequila, ancho chile liqueur, lime juice, simple syrup, and curry powder into a shaker with ice. Shake well. Double strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass rimmed with flaked sea salt and dried chili powder.

Indian Shopping Tip

Indian food is loaded with many herbs and spices. Make sure you have a stocked spice cabinet and a big appetite.

Indian Cooking Tip

As delicious as Indian food is, the smells are strong and they linger. Make sure to have your stove vents running and a window open if you don't want your furniture to smell like spices for a week.

Indian Wine Pairing

Riesling, gewürztraminer, muscat, or torrontés with curries and other sauced dishes; cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, malbec. zinfandel, or primitivo with tandoori or other roasted meats and poultry.