I survived my early May events. Hooray! Now I am ready to move on, and experiment with something different.
The theme for the rest of the month is peach and pineapple. I feel that these are great flavors as we go from spring to summer – something light and subtly tropical.
The first drink of the month is the Sneaky Tequila. I have no idea why it is called “sneaky” – I suspect it is because it is sneakily very alcoholic or that the taste of tequila is sneaky (in that you don’t taste it much).
The original recipe came from here. A “part” in mixology terms can be whatever you want it to be. Nine ounces of liquor seemed to be a large quantity for me to consume (I was mixing this up on a Sunday night, after all) so I improvised. I put 40 mL tequila, 40 mL coconut rum, 10 mL peach schnapps, 30 mL of cranberry juice, and 30 mL of pineapple juice into a cocktail shaker with ice. (I will note that I got to try out my new Mother’s Day gift, which was a nice Boston shaker – that was fun!) Shake well and pour into a highball or Collins glass – you may want to add more ice. Garnish with a cherry, because it’s Mother’s Day. A hearty slice of pineapple would be nice too, but I didn’t have it on hand. Oh well, next time.
This is good, light, sweet and refreshing. I ended up adding quite a bit more than the recommended “splash” of juices, so I could have two without getting sleepy. I suppose it will be worth recreating with the recommended proportions of alcohol….another day. For today, it was the perfect ending to an amazing Mother’s Day.
Edited to Add: I recreated this tonight with 4 oz tequila, 4 oz coconut rum, 1 oz peach schnapps, and a “splash” of cranberry juice and pineapple juice. Whoa! I took a couple of sips and was feeling a little dizzy. It’s good, but I like my first mixture, which involves less alcohol, with all the taste.