La Vida Roca

As if regular Patrón is not good enough, they had to go and release Roca Patrón.

Seriously, this shit is not fooling around. Whereas the regular stuff is made with a blend of two different production methods, Roca Patrón is made using only the ancient stone-crushed method. The result is a stronger flavor (and a higher proof!). 

Now that spring is officially here, we got a little inspired to break out the tequila and some fresh strawberries. This quick n' easy cocktail is the result. 

Like with many muddled cocktails, you can choose to strain it (like we did) or leave the chunks of fruit pulp. If you plan on slurpin' this bad boy through a straw we suggest to give it a quick strain through a fine mesh strainer. 

 

equipment:

cocktail shaker
muddler
bar strainer
fine mesh strainer
collins glass

ingredients:

2 oz Roca Patrón Reposado
1 oz Licor 43
.5 oz fresh lime juice
.25 oz agave nectar
1 large fresh strawberry
soda water 
strawberry for garnish


method:

Start by muddling one strawberry in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add tequila, lime, Licor 43 and agave nectar. Fill shaker with ice and shake vigorously for at least 15 seconds. Double strain into a collins glass with ice and top with soda water. Garnish with a slice of strawberry.