A Drink and Things: Mexican Spritz July 01 2016, 0 Comments

A Drink:

I found myself with a bottle of Aperol and a bottle of tequila (as one does) and wondered, what the heck could I ever make with these? Julie Reiner's excellent book, The Craft Cocktail Party, had the answer in the form of what she calls a Mexican Spritz. You can find the recipe below. 

And Things: 

- Have you seen this new site all about cocktails? We're hooked. And we especially appreciate this article about making 3-gallon cocktails for parties. 

- Speaking of parties, this piece about summer entertaining for your Myers-Briggs personality type gave us a chuckle. 

- Like a magic trick, this butterfly pea flower turns drinks blue naturally; when you add citrus juice, it slowly goes from indigo to violet. 

- A friend of Stewart & Claire was quoted in this article about why younger, wealthier people are moving back into cities. 

- Did you know that koji, a type of rice mold, is responsible for many delicious Asian ingredients, including miso and soy sauce? It's also one of the latest obsessions for chefs and hard-core cooks. Read about how one chef went to the Japan to learn to make koji. Which reminds me, I need to stir my own homemade miso!

The Recipe

Mexican Spritz

From The Craft Cocktail Party by Julie Reiner

1 1/2 ounces blanco tequila
1 1/2 ounces Aperol
3/4 ounce lime juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
Ice
1 1/2 ounces club soda
Lime wheel, for garnish

In a shaker, combine the tequila, Aperol, lime juice and simple syrup. Add ice and shake until well chilled. Strain into a Collins glass filled with ice. Top with 1 1/2 ounces club soda and place a lime wheel in the drink to garnish.