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Tequila for Christmas

A tropical drink made for winter sipping.

To make a tropical drink fit for winter sipping, Steven Tuttle makes a rich pomegranate syrup to bring a taste of the season to this tequila and mezcal cocktail.


  • 1 1/2 oz. reposado tequila
  • 1/2 oz. mezcal
  • 1 oz. pineapple juice
  • 3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 3/8 oz. pomegranate syrup
  • 3/8 oz. orgeat
  • Tools:shaker, strainer
  • Glass:sour beer glass
  • Garnish:cracked salt & a pineapple leaf


Shake ingredients together in a shaker tin with ice. Strain into a sour beer glass. Garnish.

Pomegranate Syrup

Shake 8 oz. of pomegranate juice with 8 oz. of unrefined sugar until it dissolves. Add 1 oz. of pomegranate molasses and shake again until they combine. Add 1/4 oz. of orange flower water and shake again. Store in the refrigerator when not in use.

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