It’s been a day or two since I’ve posted. And can you believe it’s tequila that’s gotten me back in the saddle?
For those of you who don’t know much about tequila…good for you. That probably means you are learning about things you should actually care about. Healthy things, for example. But allow me to enlighten you anyway.
Tequila (for those who don’t know) is a city in Mexico–the home to many blue agave plants from which the beloved beverage is distilled. Before tequila was born the Aztec people had made a fermented beverage from the agave plant, which they called octli, long before the Spanish arrived in 1521…but when the Spanish conquistadors came and ran out of their own brandy, they began to distill agave to produce North America’s first indigenous distilled spirit– (gracias, amigos!)
This drink packs awesome color and even better taste, making it a sweet and sightly sipper for any warm day. But before you break out the muddler, please remember to drink responsibly and legally :).
Strawberry Tequila Cooler
(Yields 4 to 6 – recipe courtesy of Guy Fieri)
16 ounces fresh strawberries
4 sprigs fresh mint (plus leaves for garnish)
4 ounces agave syrup
6 to 8 ounces tequila blanco
Muddle the strawberries with the lemon slices, mint, and agave syrup in a large pitcher. Add the tequila and stir well. Pour over glasses filled with crushed ice. Top each glass with club soda and garnish with mint leaves before serving. Sip, smile and say “ahh.”