While I’ve already posted my welcome note to autumn, today was the official last day of summer, and it kind of, almost felt that way in Seattle. To truly, finally usher out the season, I decided to follow Marleigh’s lead and finish off the last dregs of the Tequila por Mi Amante in my fridge.
Rather than using it in a Paloma or Margarita variation, however — as delicious as those are with the amante — I decided to try something new (to me, anyway), a drink posted on eGullet by jmfangio several weeks ago. The cocktail takes a dose of the amante, revs it up with a little un-infused reposado, then hits the mix with a full ounce of St. Germain, tempered with some lime juice.
The result tastes even better than it sounded — those fragrant grapefruit notes in the St. Germain work really well with the tequila, and the strawberry from the amante gives the drink a nice glow. Even though it’s dipping down into the 40s tonight, and the human-interest stories on the news are full of pumpkin carving competitions, it’s good to have this one last taste of summer.
[by the way, jmfangio, if you come up with a name, I’d love to hear it]
- 1 ounce Tequila por Mi Amante
- 1/2 ounce reposado tequila
- 1 ounce St. Germain
- 1/2 ounce lime juice
Shake with ice and strain into chilled cocktail glass.