Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Chili Oil Reposado Old Fashioned

I love Chili Oil - and I know I'm not alone.  I always have a bottle in the kitchen, sourced from my local Asian market.  I'm always looking for fun ways to bridge the gap between culinary dishes and cocktails, and my beloved chili oil has become my new favorite way to add savory flavor to my drinks.  

This Old Fashioned is made with El Mayor Reposado Tequila, that hails from the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico.  Their Reposado tequila is aged for a minimum of nine months, and is a dry tequila with flavors of agave, caramel, vanilla, and a subtle floral note.  And let me tell you, all those sweet flavors work very well with spice.  

The Old Fashioned is a perfect format for a spicy cocktail.  It's simple enough to showcase the spirit itself and highlight the spiciness of the oil.  In order to add a bit more depth and complexity to the drink, I also used a few drops of Dashfire Sichuan Bitters, doubling down on the heat.   

I hope you all like this one as much as I do. 

Chili Oil Reposado Old Fashioned
Created by Gastronomista

2 oz El Mayor Reposado Tequila
1/2 oz Agave Syrup
3 dashes Sichuan Bitters
5-6 drops Chili Oil (with some chili flakes to taste)

Add tequila, agave syrup and bitters to an Old Fashioned glass.  Stir and add a king cube.  Gently add chili oil to the top of the glass, resting the chili flakes and a small bird's eye pepper on top of the cube.


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