Otto’s Cocktail

otto's cocktail-horizontal

Named after the main character in the movie Repo Man, this tequila cocktail combines sweet and savory elements.

1½ oz. blanco tequila
½ oz. lime juice
¾ oz agave
½ oz. mezcal-chipotle tincture
2 baby tomatoes
Tools: muddler, shaker, strainer
Glass: double rocks
Garnish: 1 sprig cilantro, 2 baby tomatoes

Muddle the tomatoes with agave syrup and lime juice in a shaker. Add the tequila, tincture and ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a double rocks glass over ice. Garnish.

Mezcal-Chipotle Tincture: Combine 4 dried whole chipotles (or 1 tsp. of chopped chipotles) with 16 oz. mezcal and let steep for 6 hours. Strain the peppers from the liquid and store in the refrigerator.

Sarah Mengoni, Double Take, Los Angeles

Did you enjoy this recipe? Sign up for our newsletter and get our favorite drink recipes of the moment in your inbox every month.