Celebrate the beginning of Spring with a refreshing and bright cocktail! This Mexican-inspired cocktail not only tastes delicious, but is good for you too! It’s made with natural agave nectar, freshly squeezed orange juice, and nutrient-packed Yerba Mate-infused tequila. Yerba Mate is an herbal tea that contains an impressive amount of antioxidants (quercetin, theobromine, and theophylline), vitamins (vitamin C and B vitamins), and minerals (manganese, potassium, and zinc). It also contains a good amount of caffeine, but won’t give you the jitters. Cheers!
Author: Joel Carvalho at Centro Cocina Mexicana
Recipe type: Cocktail
1½ oz yerba mate infused tequila*
1 oz organic agave nectar
2 oz fresh fresh orange juice
Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake gently. Pour over ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with a fresh sprig of rosemary. Add more agave to create a more southern-style sweet tea.
*To make the Yerba Mate-infused tequila, pour half a bottle of silver tequila into a glass jar with a lid and hang two organic Yerba Mate tea bags into the tequila. Let it steep overnight and then strain.
Posted on 03/21/2014 at 12:00:00 AM