Jim Franco
Spirit of Agave
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Spirit of Agave

Union Square Hospitality Group, Eleven Madison Park, New York City / May 2009

This recipe originally appeared in Pouring in Character.

Presents agave in three forms (pure nectar, traditional Tequila, and smoky mescal), an approach inspired by chef Daniel Humm.

• Ice, plus 1 monster ice cube
• 1 oz. silver Tequila
• 1/2 oz. reposado mezcal
• 1/2 oz. Lillet Blanc
• 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
• 1/2 oz. agave nectar
• 1 lime wheel (optional)

Fill a large cocktail shaker with ice; place the monster ice cube in a rocks glass. Add Tequila, mezcal, Lillet, lime juice, and agave nectar to the shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into the glass. Garnish with the lime wheel, if desired, and serve.

Excerpted from MIX SHAKE STIR: Recipes from Danny Meyer's Acclaimed New York City Restaurants by Danny Meyer. Copyright © 2009 by Danny Meyer. Reprinted by permission of Little, Brown and COmpany, New York, Ny. All rights reserved.