By The Gentleman
After sampling some rather tasty tequila cocktails at Chihuahua Bar we naturally had a hankering for some more tequila. We also had a bunch of fresh lemons that were just crying out to be used in something alcoholic and delicious, so we whipped up the Wild Lemon.
45ml Espolón Blanco Tequila
15ml Fresh Lemon Juice
30ml Cranberry Juice
5ml Orange and Cayenne Shrub
30ml Fever-Tree Club Soda
Build the drink in an old-fashioned glass over ice, topping with Club Soda last and garnishing with a lemon slice.
The first thing you’ll notice about this drink is it is so pretty. It has a lovely pale pink colour from the cranberry juice and the lemon slice really pops in contrast to it. It also has a really pleasant tequila aroma, which is an odd thing to say given most peoples history with tequila, but all the fruit mingles nicely with it and the boozy smell is reduced to reveal the flavours of the tequila, particularly the pepper and floral aspects. The drink has a nice sweetness from the cranberry and lemon juice, but there is also a delicious tang so it’s not sickly sweet. The tanginess leads into a nice kick as there is some great heat from the tequila and the cayenne in the shrub, but again it’s not too overpowering. The balance of sweet, tangy, and hot is just right,
The Wild Lemon is very easy to drink and The Lady can imagine enjoying a few of these on New Year’s Eve. It has a real celebratory and fun feel to it that would suit a big celebration and it’s so easy to make that you can easily scale it up for friends (or enjoy a whole jug on your own). Just imagine bringing out a tray of these pretty little packages for your guests to enjoy. Things will get fun and celebratory real quick.
The Wild Lemon certainly satisfied our hankering for more tequila and if you’re looking for something fresh, fruity, and a bit fun then we think it will satisfy your hankering as well. Just remember to pace yo’self.