Tequila por Mi Amante, or Tequila for My Beloved; Mexico City, 1937
This is a prepared beverage requiring patience and from three to four weeks.
Tequila, 1 pint
Ripe strawberries, 1 quart, cut in halves
Wash and stem the berries, put into an airtight jar or bottle, pour on enough tequila to cover. Shut tightly and stand for at least twenty-one days. Strain . . . This berry process extracts some of the raw taste, adds a rosy dawn touch. Our Mexican drinks it straight always. We opine that handled in the same way as sloe gin, discoveries would be made . . . Other fruit like wild cherries, blackberries, and so on could be tried.
– The Gentleman’s Companion, Charles H. Baker, Jr., 1939
I didn’t really pay attention to measurements — just cut up some ripe berries (finer than 1/2), covered with Cazadores reposado (no particular reason — just what I had on hand), and sealed it up.
Wish me luck.