If you’re reveling in the early arrival of spring, consider toasting the amazing weather by partaking in Oyamel’s annual Tequila & Mezcal Festival, which runs through Sunday.
(This afternoon, 3/15, the bar will host a free tequila tasting from 4-6 p.m.)
This week the restaurant is offering a delightful collection of tequila cocktails dreamed up by Joe Cleveland and his team, along with tasty plates designed to welcome the spring weather.
One of my favorite offerings, the “El Pescador” (The Fisherman), is a refreshingly tart concoction that combines three tequila varieties with honey syrup, Orange Curacao, Velvet Falernum, Maraschino liqueur, fresh grapefruit and lemon juice.
General manager Michael Iglesias lovingly refers to the drink as a “tiki-inspired tequila punch” and this sipper definitely evokes seaside longings.
If you can’t make it to Oyamel this week, we’ve got the recipe, below. Mix up a batch of the El Pescador, with a side of guacamole, and throw your own fiesta.
courtesy of Oyamel
makes 1 drink
0.75 ounce Herradura Blanco
0.75 ounce Herradura Reposado
0.75 ounce Herradura Anejo
0.5 ounce honey syrup
0.5 ounce Orange Curacao
0.5 ounce Maraschino
0.5 ounce Velvet Falernum
1 ounce grapefruit juice
0.5 ounce lemon juice
Shake all of the ingredients over ice. Strain into a wine glass over hand-cracked ice. Garnish with slices of grapefruit and a lemon twist.