It’s been a pretty hot and dry summer across most of the United States. And if you’re anything like me, a good cold drink can help you get past the heat around Happy Hour.
Here’s one that I had in the recipe book, but hadn’t made for a while. I liked it so much, I’m having one again tonight:
The Anejo Smash
In a pint glass or shaker muddle 3 lemon wedges, 8 mint leaves and 0.75 oz agave syrup.
To that add:
- 1.5 oz tequila (and use a good one)
- 0.75 oz Grand Marnier
Mix and strain into a glass heaping with crushed ice. Garnish with a mint sprig.
This is a great drink – in some ways it’s like a “tequila mint julep”, though the lemon adds a bright freshness and agave syrup blends well, making this a very easy-sipping cold drink on a hot afternoon.