Old fashioned is a true iconic classic, and a cocktail every connoisseur should enjoy once in a while with a good quality bourbon or whiskey being rye, whiskey, whisky, or something new and modern like these wonderful serves provided in this post.
The thing I like the most about old fashioned, is that you get a true feel of the spirit and most of the time I just want to support the notes from the spirit with the sweetener, bitters or use a small amount of modifyers which compliments the spirit. To me an old fashioned is all about the spirit, being in full focus.
Below you’ll find five delicious modern variations of an old fashioned cocktail, that I think you should give a try.
Cocktails with agave spirits also called mezcal and tequila cocktails. These cocktails have one thing in common if you ask me – they love to be paired with fruit.
Tequila cocktails with fruit you say ? Yes I have provided four delicious cocktails below, using agave spirits and fruit, these cocktails is full of summer vibes and perfect to enjoy anytime on a sunny day, or when you’re in the mood for a delicious and refreshing cocktail with tequila (agave) that is fresh, fruity and full of summer vibes.
Try them out – you won’t regret it !
If you haven’t tried mezcal before, it can be a little overwhelming spirit. The smoked agave taste is distinctive, and because of that I like to pair mezcal and tequila when I use mezcal in my cocktails, to get the best of both spirits, and because I think it gives the best balance most of the time.
Cheers & Enjoy!
Refreshing tequila cocktails – recipes
Blood & ginger
35 ml Tequila blanco 15 ml Mezcal 25 ml Fresh organic lime juice 12.5 ml Blood orange syrup Ginger beer
Method: Shake with ice (except ginger beer). Fine strain into a chilled glass with ice. Top with ginger beer Garnish: Sprig of mint, lime peel and a metal straw
25 ml Mezcal 25 ml Tequila blanco 20 ml Pink peppercorn syrup 20 ml Fresh organic lime juice 20 ml Fresh organic grapefruit juice Pinch smoked salt
Method: Shake with ice & fine strain into a chilled glass with ice Garnish: Dehydrated grapefruit and pink pepper corns
20 ml Mezcal 20 ml Tequila blanco 20 ml Fresh organic lime juice 15 ml Gomme syrup Fresh watermelon
Method: Add watermelon to a shaker and muddle (I used around 3 table spoons in dices). Add all other ingredients. Shake with ice & fine strain into a chilled glass with ice Garnish: Watermelon and lime peel
Grapefruit & agave
30 ml Tequila blanco 15 ml Mezcal 15 ml Grapefruit liqueur 15 ml Fresh organic lime juice Grapefruit tonic
Method: Shake with ice (except grapefruit tonic). Fine strain into a chilled glass with ice. Top with grapefruit tonic Garnish: Dehydrated grapefruit, flower and a glass straw