House Favourites: the picante
A virtual dinner or Houseparty happy hour isn’t complete without this firm, fiery favourite
Combining some of the ingredients of the margarita with chilli and coriander – to add a little extra heat and spice – the picante de la casa is based on the much-loved Tommy’s margarita, built up with ingredients that are popular at our Houses in Miami, New York and London.
Chilli pepper (about ¼ inch wide)
10 coriander (cilantro) leaves with stem
2oz/ 50ml reposado tequila (substitute: any tequila you have available)
.75oz/ 20ml agave nectar (substitute: .75oz/20ml of honey)
1oz/ 25ml fresh lime juice
Top end (stem) of the chilli pepper
Cut the small piece of chilli and press it with a muddler in a cocktail shaker tin. Hand-clap the coriander (cilantro) and drop in. Add the rest of the ingredients, then shake and fine strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Cut off the top end of the chilli pepper and place – stem upwards – in the drink to garnish.
Sub reposado with mezcal
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