Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Tequila & Mezcal Cocktails

Comrade

Image: Tim Nusog

It’s hard to deny that spaghetti squash seems like a head-scratcher of a cocktail ingredient, much like tequila feels a little more sand and surf than sweaters and scarves. But in the Comrade, the woodsy depth of spaghetti squash and innate vegetative notes of tequila sally forth in entirely novel ways, shining a light on their versatility.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Reposado tequila
  • 1 oz Drambuie liqueur
  • 1 oz Spaghetti squash cordial*
  • 1/2 oz Dry sherry
  • 2 dashes Chocolate bitters
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Garnish: Cinnamon stick

Steps

  1. Combine all of the ingredients into a mixing glass and stir until the glass begins to cloud.

  2. Strain into a chilled coupe glass, and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

  3. *Spaghetti squash cordial: Add 1.5 cups of squash purée, 1 cup of granulated sugar and 1 sprig of rosemary to a heavy-bottom saucepan, and bring to a rolling simmer over medium heat, stirring slowly. Remove from the heat and let cool. Strain through fine-mesh cloth into a clean bowl, and stir in 1 cup of vodka to the mixture until combined. Use immediately or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week.