Monday, January 14, 2019

Hibiscus-Lemongrass Tequila Toddy

In my humble opinion, the Toddy is one of the best cocktails ever created.  It’s simple, easy to make, and warms your soul in more than one way.  As you know, I love finding new ways to introduce different flavors into classic cocktails, simple twists that end up creating a whole new drink.

I’ve been thinking about this one for a bit – a warm Hibiscus cocktail that also has a bit of kick.  When I was working on this cocktail, I was thinking about the flavor of agave that comes through so beautifully in Patron silver – bright, fresh and crisp.  Lemongrass and Hibiscus were the two flavors that initially came to mind – and I fully admit that I was probably influenced by the beautiful 2018 Patron 1-Liter bottle design!  The flavors of agave mix well with the sweet flavor of the tea, and the addition of green chili liqueur adds spice with an additional layer of vegetal flavors that compliment the tequila itself.

These are guaranteed to be on repeat all winter long in my house, and hopefully yours as well.  Cheers!

Hibiscus-Lemongrass Tequila Toddy
Makes One Drink

1-1/2 oz Patron Silver Tequila – Limited Edition 2018 1-Liter Bottle
¼ oz Green Chili Liqueur
½ oz 1:1 Simple Syrup
½ oz Fresh Lime Juice
3-4 oz Hibiscus-Lemongrass Tea

Build in a mug, and garnish with a lime slice, a stalk of lemongrass, and a tea leaf.

For the Tea: 

1 three-inch Piece of Lemongrass
¼ cup Hibiscus Whole Leaf Tea

Chop the lemongrass into ½ inch pieces.  Add to a teapot with the hibiscus tea and add hot water.  Steep for three to four minutes, or until the tea is of the desired strength.  Keep warm until ready to serve.

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