I love making homemade foodstuffs, and in particular, bar ingredients. I've made vodka infusions, like limoncello, and brandy-based liqueurs, such as cherry bounce, but never a tequila version. Unlike the other two, tequila has a little bit of a mule kick at the end, so I was curious to see how it would stand up next to the delicate, floral notes of strawberry.
This recipe is very easy and makes a large quantity; all you need is patience, as it requires two to three weeks to develop flavor. It's an intriguing liquor with many contradictory qualities: it's sweet but not sugary, fragile yet pungent. 750 ml bottle of plata or blanco tequila Makes about 3 cups.
I enjoyed it with some Sprite for fizz and acidity, and a splash of pineapple-orange juice for sweetness. Interested in the recipe? Then read on.
1 quart ripe strawberries, washed, hulled, and finely chopped
Special equipment: Muddler, 2-quart mason jar, and fine sieve
750 ml bottle of plata or blanco tequila
Makes about 3 cups.