DIY: SXSW EDITION
We are officially in the annual madness that is SXSW. With the constant hustle and bustle and all the things to see and do, this exciting time can get a little exhausting. That being said, a moment of peace and quiet with a cocktail is just what the doctor ordered, so take a break from the pandemonium with a musically inspired DIY.
The Peached Tortilla: Heat of the Moment
In 1982, the English progressive rock band, Asia, exploded onto the charts with their hit song “The Heat of the Moment.” Since then, the song has become a classic at bars, 80’s night, and a karaoke standby. It also makes for one heck of a drink and an impressive DIY. Most incarnations of a Heat of the Moment use a tequila base. The Peached Tortilla’s Kevin Kok, took the drink a step further by using tequila infused with pineapple, tarragon and serrano peppers.
Recipe Courtesy of The Peached Tortilla
2 oz infused tequila
1 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
1 oz simple syrup
2 serrano peppers, sliced
1 bunch of tarragon
1/2 gallon Reposado Tequila
- Dice the pineapple.
- Slice serrano peppers.
- Combine pineapple, serrano peppers, tarragon and tequila in a lid container.
- Let sit for a week.
- Add infused tequila, lime juice and simple syrup to a shaker.
- Double strain into a martini glass.
drink.well.: Dove’s Cry
All of our hearts broke when Prince abruptly passed away last year and though he’s now playing his live gigs in the sky, we still get to enjoy his music – including his 1984 classic, “When Doves Cry.”
This oldie from drink.well. is essentially a consumable homage. The tequila-based cocktail combines the flavors of grapefruit and smoked chocolate for a quirky and delicious libation. It’s no longer on the menu, but you can still DIY it!
Recipe Courtesy of drink.well.
1.5 oz Cimarron Blanco Tequila
.75 oz fresh lime juice
.5 oz Giffard Pamplemousse
.25 oz agave nectar
2 dashes of smoked chocolate bitters
- Fine strain into a coupe.