Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Tequila & Mezcal Cocktails

Bothan

Thoroughly testing the depth of Star Wars nerdiness, Billy Nichols, the bar manager at Faun in Brooklyn, named this galactically green-hued concoction after the species of rebel spies who provided the Rebellion with the plans to blow up the Death Star in Return of the Jedi. “I’m a Star Wars nerd,” says Nichols. “I thought this green, cloudy tequila cocktail looked the part.”

This recipe originally appeared as part of “These 5 Star Wars Cocktail Recipes Come from a Galaxy Far, Far Away.”

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Chamomile-infused tequila*
  • 3/4 oz Fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 oz Honey syrup (1 part honey, 1 part water)
  • 1 Egg white
  • 1 barspoon Absinthe
  • Garnish: Dried chamomile blossoms

Steps

  1. Add all ingredients to a shaker, and dry-shake to froth the egg white.

  2. Add ice, then shake again.

  3. Strain into a chilled coupe.

  4. Garnish with dried chamomile blossoms.

  5. *Chamomile-infused tequila: Add 4 standard tisane bags of chamomile tea to a 750 mL bottle of blanco tequila, and allow to sit in a dry, cool place for 1 1/2 hours. Then discard the tea bags and strain for any particles.