A syrup made from dissolving granulated sugar (sucrose) in water. Regular simple is made by combining 1:1 sugar:water by mass, rich simple is 2:1 sugar:water by mass although only 1.5 times as sweet as regular. We always use 1:1 syrup unless otherwise noted in the recipe itself.
A syrup made from the flavoring derived from orchids of the genus Vanilla. you can make it yourself by adding vanilla extract or fresh vanilla pods to simple syrup. We always use 1:1 syrup unless otherwise noted in the recipe itself.
A tropical fruit, used in many tropical cocktails for its sweet flavor and yellow color. You can either juice a real pineapple, buy pineapple canned in juice (not syrup) or buy pineapple juice in a container.
A young mezcal that has not been aged for more than 2 months.
Blanco, white spirit, white, plata or silver tequila refers to a young, unaged tequila.
Often used to rim a glass for cocktails or made into a solution to add to the liguid itself in order to balance the flavors. Table salt or common salt is a mineral composed primarily of sodium chloride (NaCl), a chemical compound belonging to the larger class of salts; salt in its natural form as a crystalline mineral is known as rock salt or halite.
Rim a single rocks glass with salt and fill it with ice. Stir all ingredients over ice until chilled. Strain into the rocks glass.
A take on a smoky-spicy margarita from Jessica Gonzalez.
To infuse the tequila: combine 5 diced medium jalapeños with 750ml of tequila for 15 minutes. Then strain.
For a single drink: combine 1/8th of a jalapeño with 3/4oz (~22ml) of tequila for 15 minutes.
The NoMad Cocktail Book
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