Veracruzana Cocktail

Veracruzana Cocktail
Staff Writer

The Veracruzana Cocktail.

This cocktail is an ode to Mexico’s oldest and largest port, and is also home of the sweet Veracruz pineapple.


  • 2 parts Milagro Reposado Tequila
  • 3/4 agave nectar
  • 1 part fresh lime juice
  • 4 pineapple chunks
  • 2 basil leaves


Muddle pineapple and basil leaves in a Boston shaker glass. Add remaining ingredients and shake vigorously with ice. Strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice and garnish with pineapple and basil.

Cocktail Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Cocktail Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.