I am a complete sucker for good packaging, ornate design, and well, anything fancy! Patrón Tequila recently sent me a bottle of their latest 1-Liter limited edition silver tequila release that is wrapped in a gorgeous silver label that is reminiscent of Mexican Taxco silver. Naturally, I pulled out my latest vintage find – a set of Taxco silver highballs glasses that look like vintage lace to pair with their new bottle.
Coming from Colorado, I am generally a fan of winter. I love waking up in the morning to a fresh blanket of snow that muffles the normal sounds of daily life. It’s a moment of pause, and a moment to appreciate the beauty of a white washed world for a day or two.
While I love winter, I know that so many people hate it. They don’t like being cold, nor do they like wintery weather. But let me give you another reason to appreciate winter – it is citrus season! Those cold winter months are when the best citrus becomes available: oranges, grapefruit, clementines, blood oranges and those big, green pomelos that always look so refreshing in the market.
Citrus and tequila are two natural partners in crime, after all, they created the Margarita, one of the world’s best classic cocktails. But why leave out all that other amazing citrus?!
For this cocktail I wanted to use lime, pomelos, and grapefruit to create a refreshing tequila highball, a surprisingly seasonal drink for those dark winter months. This one has already become a hit around Gastro HQ – I hope you enjoy it as much as we have been!!
Winter Citrus Tequila Highball
Created by Gastronomista
2 oz Patrón Silver Tequila
1/2 oz Light Agave Syrup (or to taste)
1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
1 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice
1-1/2 oz Fresh Pomelo Juice
Top with Soda Water
Build in a highball glass and stir. Add ice to the top of the glass, and top with soda water. Garnish with a slice of Pomelo and a festive straw.