Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Tequila & Mezcal Cocktails

Evergreen Terrace

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Bartender Cesar Garcia at San Francisco’s Linden Room gained inspiration for this cocktail after spending time in South America and, more recently, Europe. He says the yerba mate made into a simple syrup intricately adds bitterness while génépy and tequila add balance and approachability. He finishes off the drink with two dashes of orange bitters and a dash of Bittercube Corazón bitters.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz Tequila
  • 1/2 oz Dolin Génépy de Alpes
  • 1 oz Yerba mate simple syrup*
  • 1/2 oz Fresh lemon juice
  • 2 dashes Orange bitters
  • 1 dash Bittercube Corazón bitters

Steps

  1. Add all the ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake.

  2. Strain into a chilled coupe glass.

  3. *Yerba mate simple syrup: Add 4 1/4 cups boiling water to a large jar with 5 oz yerba mate, 8 1/2 oz agave syrup and 2 dashes of cardamom bitters. Cover and let steep for 20 minutes. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.