Tequila has cornered the market on Mexican spirits for too long. It’s sotol’s time now. The spirit has an earthy, loamy taste. While sotol is similar to tequila and mezcal, this alcohol is in a class of its own.
Chihuahua, Durango, and Coahuila know the virtues of Solota; the liquor is their state spirit.
Unsure where to dip your toe in with the beverage? These sotol cocktails take delicious advantage of the spirit’s flavor. In this article, we’ll look at these excellent sotol cocktails:
The Beatriz cocktail is a sweet, floral concoction. Even the worst bartender can concoct this simple libation by mixing an interesting array of ingredients.
You may need to stop by the liquor store before preparation; the Beatriz calls for some less common ingredients. The cocktail calls for sotol, Cocchi Americano, elderflower liqueur, and orange bitters. Mix everything in a glass with ice, strain it into a tumbler, and enjoy.
Naked in the Desert
Diego Valencia re-interpreted the Naked and Famous cocktail by replacing the mezcal with sotol. The resulting drink tastes earthy and floral, owing to the various liquors building the beverage.
Naked in the Desert are equal parts sotol, Aperol, yellow chartreuse, and lime juice. The three alcohols are full of spices and natural flavors. No need to get nude; simply mix everything together and serve on ice.
Sotol Old Fashioned
Nothing beats a beautifully crafted Old Fashioned. Bartenders dedicate considerable time to perfecting the recipe; however, the sotol old fashioned gives you a leg-up.
The sotol old-fashioned uses lychee cocktail caviar and simple syrup to sweeten up the classic drink. The recipe couldn’t be simpler to make; measure carefully, and you’ll have a perfect old-fashioned. The drink calls for sotol, lychee cocktail caviar, simple syrup, orange bitters, and angostura bitters.
Adventurous drinkers with a taste for unusual cocktails will love the Matador Norteno. The unique concoction complements a sweet base with a healthy dose of spice provided by habanero-infused vodka.
A mix of fruit juices and agave builds the Matador Norteno’s foundation. Bartenders need to infuse their own vodka; however, the process is simple. Steep sliced habanero peppers in vodka for three to five hours. This is the longest and most involved step of the process.
Once you’ve prepared your vodka, mix it with sotol, lemon juice, pineapple juice, agave syrup, and a little cilantro for an unforgettable drinking experience.
Is any cocktail more beloved or adaptable than the margarita? The frosty staple endures across flavors and ingredients, providing pleasant, delicious relief on warm days.
This sotol margarita recipe swaps out the tequila and adds cognac, lending the drink a complex, rich flavor. The sotol adds smokiness to the cocktail, while the lime juice and simple syrup help the drink maintain the authentic margarita taste.
Sotol & Sage
Mojito lovers hoping to broaden their palates, look no further. The sotol and sage modify your favorite cocktail, putting a fresh twist on a classic.
Sotol and sage remove the mint altogether, swapping in the herb. Sage lends the cocktail a pleasant element of spice. Agave nectar sweetens the deal, taking the place of simple syrup.
The cocktail uses common bar ingredients. Bartenders need sotol, lime juice, fresh sage, agave nectar, and soda water.
You only need one life to enjoy a Tres Vidas cocktail. The drink is spicy, sweet, and complex, a perfect beverage to savor on a long evening.
Mixing the drink is relatively simple. However, servers must muddle ginger first, adding a little to the preparation. Ginger muddled, add sotol, lime juice, vermouth, and bitters to the ingredient. Serve the drink on ice, and enjoy.
Sotol Pineapple Mojito
Sotol pineapple mojitos maintain the minty freshness of the cocktail while adding sweet, fruity pineapple flavor.
The sotol lends the classic drink an earthy quality. The beverage is crisp, perfect for a summer picnic.
The mojito requires some muddling skills, so grab that mortar and pestle. Once you’ve muddled mint and lemon juice, stir in sotol, pineapple juice, and lime juice.
Sotol Milk Punch: La Lechedora
Milk punches are holiday favorites. The delicate dairy drinks make every occasion more festive. Adding sotol to a milk punch creates a warm, earthy taste, perfect for holiday parties.
The recipe is straightforward and includes common bar ingredients. Simply mix sotol, dry curacao, milk, simple syrup, and orange bitters. The resulting cocktail is creamy, mild, and perfectly delicious.
Strawberry Sotol Highball
Espita Mezcaleria, a Washington, D.C. institution, creates delicious, refreshing cocktails. The strawberry sotol highball is the sharpest tool in the restaurant’s arsenal. The refreshing cocktail delights visitors with its smooth, fruity finish.
Enthusiasts hoping to recreate the drink at home need sotol, lemon juice, and strawberry-tarragon syrup. The syrup is the most essential ingredient and requires a little preparation. As long as you have sugar, strawberries, tarragon, and 24 hours you can easily make your own syrup.
Hoping to broaden your bottle collection? Making some sotol Palomas for your next party is the perfect excuse to visit the liquor store and buy some new spirits. This is a slight variation from the classic cokctial.
The cocktail is sweet, fruity, and perfectly refreshing. Grapefruit juice and honey give the drink some sugar, while seltzer water creates effervescence. Sotol and Caperitif round out the recipe. Serve the drink ice cold and savor the bright, fruitful flavor.
Ready to dive into the sotol world? The above cocktails all feature the ingredient, taking advantage of their earthy taste to craft unique and delicious drinks. Pick your preferred taste, buy a sotol bottle, and get mixing!
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