Ok, so this has nothing to do with wine but I don't know too many wine lovers that don't like to have the odd cocktail or two!
On a recent trip to San Diego I came across this drink at a restaurant called Sear Sucker in the Gaslamp district. Within a few sips I had a new all time favourite mixed drink! Big statement you may say, but it is honestly my new all time favourite cocktail. I ended up returning to Sear Sucker on three different nights during my stay simply to have this drink. On the final visit I got chatting to the bar tender who told me it is rather easy to do and having now successfully re-created this at home myself I gladly share the recipe!
Step 1 - The Infusion
Not surprisingly this is the most crucial step and while you can experiment yourself with different ratios and quantities the below is exactly what I did.
In a 1.5L airtight jar put a whole punnet of fresh strawberries and 3 Jalapeños and fill to the top with a 100% Blue Agave Tequila. It took just under one and half 750Ml bottles of Tequila and it doesn't make sense to use anything overly expensive given the flavour is being modified so heavily and isn't even enjoyed on its own in the end anyway. Leave to infuse for four days on the counter at room temperature but away from direct sunlight.
After four days simply strain the liquid to leave the fruit behind and then I just re-poured the infused Tequila back into the jar for storing in the fridge.
Step 2 - The Recipe
45ml/1.5 ounces of the infused Tequila
30 ml/1 ounce of freshly squeezed lime juice
15 ml/0.5 ounces of Agave Nectar (Available in most supermarkets in the US and in certain supermarkets health food sections or health food stores in Australia)
Pour all the above ingredients over ice in a cocktail shaker and shake vigirously
Fill a glass tumbler (without or without a salt rim based on your preference) with ice and pour over contents of cocktail shaker
Garnish with two slices of freshly cut Jalapeño and enjoy!