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.
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.
750 ml bottle of plata or blanco tequila
1 quart ripe strawberries, washed, hulled, and finely chopped
Special equipment: Muddler, 2-quart mason jar, and fine sieve
- Place chopped strawberries in jar. Muddle to release juices, then pour in tequila. Seal tightly, and allow to stand for 2 to 3 weeks.
- Strain through a fine sieve or double cheesecloth.
- To serve, pour over ice with simple syrup. Add a squeeze of lime for tartness, or club soda for effervescence.
Makes about 3 cups.
- Drinks, Cocktails