Cocktail & Other Recipes Flavor Profile Herbaceous

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“[Midori] lends itself to all kinds of infusions and plays well with herbs, spices [and] heat like cayenne,” says Brock Schulte, the bar director at The Monarch in Kansas City, Mo. “I like to use it with cilantro and jalapeño for interesting Margarita-style variations,” as in this cocktail.

This recipe originally appeared as part of “What the #$@! Do I Do with This? Midori: What It Is and How to Use It.”

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz Tequila Ocho plata
  • 3/4 oz Midori
  • 3/4 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz Agave nectar
  • 2 slices Jalapeño pepper
  • 7 slices Cilantro
  • Garnish: Cilantro

Steps

  1. Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and hard-shake until well-chilled.

  2. Double-strain into a rocks glass over crushed ice.

  3. Garnish with a tight bunch of cilantro.