Kitchen Notes

Habanero Blackberry Bourbon

This slightly sweet and very spicy cocktail with apple cider and muddled blackberry is perfect for a fall afternoon. 

  • 2 fl oz bourbon 
  • 2 fl oz apple cider 
  • .5 fl oz habanero simple syrup (or plain simple if you want to skip the spice)
  • .5 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 4 blackberries 
  • orange twist 

Combine bourbon, cider, simple syrup and lemon in a shaker and stir with ice. 

In a mason jar or high ball, muddle blackberries. 

Add ice and strain bourbon mixture. 

Garnish with orange twist. 

Mexicue Smoky Margarita

This smoky spin on a classic margarita hits the smoky, sweet, spicy sweet-spot. 

  • 1 oz tequila 
  • 1 oz mezcal 
  • 2 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 oz chili simple syrup
  • 2-3 dashes mole bitters

Rim glasses with chili salt if that rocks your socks. 

Add tequila, mezcal, lime juice, simply syrup and bitters to a shaker filled with ice. 

Shake well and strain into rocks glass with fresh ice. 

Garnish with lime wedge. 

Montauk Margarita

 

  • 3-4 cubes fresh pineapple
  • 1 oz tequila blanco 
  • 1 oz coconut liquor
  • 1/2 oz triple sec
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 1 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • lemon or lime wedge for garnish 

Muddle fresh pineapple in a cocktail shaker.

Add remaining ingredients in shaker with ice & shake until slightly foamy.

Pour into rocks glass filled with ice. 

Garnish with lemon twist. 

Mexicue Michelada

The key to our house michelada at Mexicue is the sangria base which is packed with spice, citrus and umami. And we our preferred beer is the Clara by our friends over at Monopolio.

  • tajin spice 
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 1.5 oz sangrita
  • 1 bottle or can of cold beer (preferably Monopolio Clara)
  • lemon or lime wedge for garnish 

Rim a pint class with tajin spice. 

Fill with ice and add lime juice and sangrita. 

Serve with cold beer and garnish with a lime or lemon wedge. 

Smoky Sangrita

Sangrita is one of our favorite weapons in the kitchen and at the bar for injecting tons of smoky, spicy, umami flavor into drinks. It's the base for our house Bloody Mary and Michelada, and the perfect counterpart to a glass of mezcal for sipping. 

  • 1 cup tomato juice 
  • 1 cup hot sauce (makes sure you use something with chipotle for that sweet smoky hit)
  • 1 cup orange juice 
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice 
  • 1/3 cup kosher salt 

Add ingredients to a large pitcher and keep cold. You can also blend for a couple minutes to get everything extra smooth but it's not necessary. Keep refrigerated. 

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