We love tequila. Specifically, we love good tequila. This is part of the reason why we're psyched for our May event, Tres de Mayo. While it is going to be more than just agave goodness, we're anticipating 14 tables of tequila alone!
One of our favorites is Casamigos. Yeah, this is the stuff commonly known as "the George Clooney tequila." The story is he and a buddy were importing bottles of it for friends and family (it's that good) when the ABC put a squash on that. So they decided to make it legit and create Casamigos. This stuff is so smooth that you really can just drink it straight...out of the bottle! But you know we like to play with our booze, so the Pompadour was born...
Mixed with pomegranate juice and a little port wine, the flavor of the tequila still shines through, complimented by the complexity of these rich flavors.
double old fashioned glass
2 oz Casamigos Blanco
1 oz pomegranate juice
1/2 oz port wine
1/2 oz Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao (ideal, but you can use triple sec if needed)
3 oz seltzer
twist of lime
Combine tequila, pomegranate juice, port and curacao in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Roll it back and forth a couple times to chill it (a hard shake will just water this one down). Pour into a glass and top with seltzer. Garnish with twist of lime.