This drink reminds me of the warm beaches of Mexico, its beautiful people and the grand time we had there. Since Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner it’s a perfect time to have a tequila inspired drink. Not that I need an excuse to have a good cocktail.
Kurt and I must have been Mexican in our previous lives. We love Mexico, adore Mexican food and are avid collectors of tequila. Drinkers of tequila as well I must add. My Russian family laughs at me because I’m not much of a vodka drinker but I surely do love good tequila.
One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor!
Experts say that a shot before lunch can stimulate the appetite, and one after a big dinner can aid digestion. Pairing that shot with a glass of water is a good way to go. The sugars in 100% agave tequila are simple sugars, so they break down easily in our body. The problem with tequila we get in the States is that it contains as much as 49% of sugar based alcohols and that can only lead to one thing…. hangover. That’s why, if you ever run into Kurt and I at the airport on our way back from Mexico, you’ll hear our luggage clink. All those bottles… 🙂
My Orange Strawberry Tequila Fizz couldn’t be any easier to make. The flavors of muddled strawberries, fresh juices of orange, lemon and lime are refreshing and delicious.
- 4 fresh strawberries
- juice of 1 orange
- juice of half lemon
- juice of half lime
- ½ tbsp organic cane sugar
- ½ tbsp agave syrup
- 1½ oz tequila
- sparkling water
- Muddle strawberries and sugar in a glass jar.
- Stir in orange, lemon and lime juices.
- Add agave syrup.
- Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve.
- Add ice to a tall glass, pour in the strawberry juice, tequila and top off with sparkling water. Stir and enjoy!