Last time we made a drink using tequila… and now we’re going to do it again. No shots this time, and instead of gold tequila we’ll use blanco. And maybe you already know this: always use 100% puro de agave tequila. Non-100% is okay for Tequila Sunrise or Deadshot (last post) but otherwise… pure agave. It costs a little more, sure, but it’s really worth it.
The role of 100% agave is essential in these two drinks. First one is my own creation and I’m pretty sure I won’t make many friends with that one… tequila and absinth?!?! Well, I know I love it.
I’ll try to redeem myself with second recipe: people who tell me they resent tequila drink it bottoms up, wondering what’s the main ingredient in this wonderful (but very potent) cocktail… so it goes, tequila has bad reputation because people shoot second grade s**t when they want to get wasted. So it goes… drink only 100% agave, try some quality reposado or añejo, and you’ll see what I mean.
I guess there are two things to consider when designing a cocktail for Bane… it must be green, like Venom, and considering character’s backround it must contain tequila.
-3 parts blanco tequila
-5 parts orange juice
-dash of Blue Curacao (for colour)
-dash of absinth
Shake ingredients with ice and strain into chilled cocktail glass.
[EDIT: new version of Bane can be found here]
How much is “the dash” of absinth? Well, what brand of tequila you’re using? You’ll have to try and find out. Anyway, ratio of tequila and absinth is essential in this cocktail: absinth either “gets lost” in tequila or other way around… but I guess not too many people don’t have patience to find it out.
Now people probably hate me, but here’s that other recipe that’ll save me. It’s not my own concoction, sorry to say that, but I want to bring it to your attention because it seems not too many people know it. You can find it in Luxardo homepage, but here is version modified to my taste…
-couple of sprigs of mint
-4 wheels of cucumber, about 1/2cm (1/4 inch) thick
-2 parts tequila blanco
-1 part Luxardo Maraschino
-1 part of sweet ‘n sour mix
Place the mint and cucumber in a mixing glass and muddle briskly, then add sour mix and liquors. Shake with ice and strain into margarita glass, preferably decorated with cucumber wheels and a sprig of mint. Enjoy.
As a “sweet ‘n sour mix” I use hand squeezed lime juice and simple syrup, 1:1 ratio.
Next time we’ll do something else than tequila: rum, actually… rum cocktails with strong ginger flavour. And no Batman adversaries for a change.