Jacques Bezuidenhout joins us for a great chat about Tequila. Jacques is the Brand Ambassador for Partida Tequila. We talk about the process of growing the Agave plants and distilling this traditional spirit.
We also mix up some Tequila Cocktails and experiment with Bar40 Bitters.
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The book of the week is Gary Regan's great book: The Joy Of Mixology.
This week's cocktail: Basil Peach Margarita
10-12 Basil Leaves
1.5 oz Partida Tequila
.5 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
.25 oz Agave Syrup (diluted with warm water 50%)
Dash Grand Marnier Raspberry Peach
Optional: 2-4 drops Bar40 Salt Bitters
Muddle Peach in mixing tin. Add basil and muddle gently. Add remaining ingredients and ice. Shake and double strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a lime wheel and sprig of basil.