This drink was a lot of fun to make. I always enjoy every time I get to whip out my mortar and pestle. When you’re looking for something unique that does not take the same amount of time as an actual liquor infusion, be sure to get a mortar and pestle, or just use a coffee grinder. Fresh, whole spices that are grated or ground on site will always trump store-bought herbs and spices.
All you have to do is grind up your chosen spice(s), and pour your liquor over it. I usually prepare that part, make a DIFFERENT drink, and then come back, assemble the non-primary ingredients, and pour in the “5-minute infusion” at the last minute before shaking or stirring.
Enough about that, let’s tell you what we did, and how we did it!
Hang Your Hat
Mortar and pestle 1 small cinnamon stick, and pour on
1.5 oz. Tequila (I used Silver, but a reposado would be equally as delicious)
In stirring container, prepare
1 oz. Pineapple Juice
0.75 oz. Solerno
0.5 oz. Lime Juice
Pour in the “cinnamon-infused” tequila
Stir all the ingredients together over ice
Fine strain into a coupe
Garnish with a lime flag and a liberal dusting of cinnamon
Notes: Again, I really enjoyed coming up with something that had cinnamon in it that was still a nice, seasonal drink. The blood orange and lime really brighten up the Autumnal flavors of the cinnamon. Don’t be afraid to adjust your pineapple amount, as well, to taste. I found 1 ounce to be the perfect spot for me.
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Enjoy! See ya next time! =]
Photo Credit: Robbie Brindley