While traversing the interwebs looking for recipes for this week’s cocktail, the Paloma, I came across this bit of deliciousness. Paul has taken strawberry infused tequila (Tequila por Mi Amante) and made what sounds like the best Paloma ever conceived by human kind. The recipe for this wonderful infusion comes from Charles Baker’s Gentleman’s Companion (also via Paul Clarke). After reading Paul’s post and looking at the pictures I desperately wanted, nay needed, to make some for myself. So, being a man of some means, I did just that.
I combined about 600 ml (total WAG) of Hornitos Reposado (what I had handy) with about 3 cups of sliced strawberries and stashed it in the fridge. The infusion will need to steep for about three weeks so sadly I won’t be able to enjoy a Paloma with the elixir until then. Stay tuned for the no doubt wonderful results.