It is fascinating how a cocktail with the right balance can take you back to memories you thought you’d forgotten. It takes you right back, you can feel the warmth, the smells and if you lose your eyes you can kind of see the surroundings. I had a similar feeling today when I saw a picture posted of one of my favourite summer cocktails of all time. Simply combine my two favourite drinks, Tequila and beer, add a big squeeze of lime and a dash of agave sirup and there you have it, a Lagerita. It is so simple and applies to the Mojito and Caipirinha crowd, but, you can serve it and be proud of both the drink and your customer, because it is Tequila and beer in the same glass! And if balanced right, the Lagerita along with Batanga, might just be the most refreshing cocktail, ever. Now make yourself a favour and practice to make this drink in your sleep, after a few you will wake up very happy. Also it is a very fast cocktail to make, and suits almost any customer with decent taste buds.
Saludo El Sol!
2/3 of a lime
15ml Agave Sirup
50ml Viva Mexico Blanco
Swizzle with crushed ice
Top up with Mexican Lager
This past few weeks have been filled with hard work and a lot of goodies. Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th was the first of many Copenhagen Spirits and Cocktails(.com). Copenhagen’s first bar show. A few weeks before that I started cooperating with Juuls(.dk) Vinhandel. A liquor store very dedicated to scotch whisky, but there is so much more than scotch in their excellent shop, as from yesterday they also have a great selection of Mezcal, so far they have Piedre Almas, Alipus, Los Danzantez, Del Maguey and there is more to come. You all remember Axel Huhn(mezcaleria.de), my Mezcal crazy friend from Berlin who I met at BCB in october. He did Denmark a big favour and delivered a pallet of Mezcal just in time for CSC, unfortunately we could not get everything on time, but we had more than enough to make some serious noise at this exceptional bar show. A lot of people got introduced to Mezcal over those two days, and due to a large international interest in the show Denmark got put on the map for serious Mezcal and Tequila. Funny enough I found it easier to introduce Mezcal to the visitors than Tequila, there you go.. That is what generations of scotch drinkers does to a nation, and I am thankful for it, you make my life easier.
The first day at CSC I devoted to the beauty of a simple Slutty Mary made with Viva Mexico Blanco, in the small but comfortable house of Barkonsult(.com). What better cocktail to serve at a bar show that starts 10:00 in the morning? Great Success. Right across the aisle I overlooked all my Mezcal in the house of Juuls and took a stroll every now and then to refill my glass and have a chat with the boys.
Day two Juuls had 2 hours in the main bar and I was asked to make two cocktails to showcase Mezcal and Tequila. On top of this I had the pleasure to work with a very good friend and old college, Mikael Nilsson from Salon 39 who mixed up two fine drinks using either Rye Whiskey or Gin. A little sad for Tequila, my cocktail with Mezcal stole all the thunder. A very simple concoction of Del Maguey Vida, Kahlua and fresh lime. Smokey, fresh, exotic and strong, just like the end to a very good weekend!
Skål i Mezcal!
40ml Del Maguey Vida
20ml Fresh Lime
Simply stirr this drink ice cold and garnish with a lime twist