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.
This recipe originally appeared as part of “7 Great Yerba Mate Cocktails to Drink in Bars.”
Add all the ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake.
Strain into a chilled coupe glass.
*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.