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Horse With No Name: A Tropical Tequila Cocktail

Tropical tequila cocktail: Horse With No Name Accomplice Bar

Tropical, savory, and a bit surprising.

Ramsey Musk, beverage director of Accomplice in Los Angeles, loves the flavor combo of black sesame and banana so much that he created this cocktail to highlight the unique duo. “It’s very much a tropical cocktail but leans more savory and dry with the amontillado sherry and black sesame,” Musk says. “The texture is fun because of the oil shaken into it. It feels really rich and round but not heavy.”


  • 1 1/2 oz. reposado tequila
  • 1/2 oz. amontillado sherry
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 oz. coffee liqueur (Musk uses Mr. Black)
  • 1/2-3/4 oz. banana liqueur
  • 1/2-3/4 oz. funky Jamaican rum (Musk uses Smith & Cross)
  • 3/4 oz. passion fruit syrup (2:1 simple syrup and passion fruit puree)
  • 3 drops black sesame oil (or 2 of toasted sesame oil)
  • Tools:shaker, strainer
  • Glass:globe or pilsner
  • Garnish:mint, black sesame seeds, spritz of peated scotch


Add all of the ingredients to a shaker and whip shake with pebble ice. Dump the contents into a glass. Top with crushed ice and garnish.

TipFor added depth, make a spiced syrup with cinnamon and vanilla bean to complement the passion fruit: 1 quart of water and 1 quart of sugar, combined with 1 crushed of cinnamon stick, 2 orange peels and 1/2 a vanilla bean, sliced. Heat the mixture but don’t boil. Use this in place of the simple in the passion fruit syrup.

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