Think of tequila cocktails, and the Margarita is first to come to mind. It’s arguably summer’s most sought out cocktail. But the agave based cocktails can go beyond the popular combination of tequila, lime juice, and orange liqueur. Take for example Head Bartender Mike Campbell’s (from Bar Calico ) agave creation Raffa’s Remedy. It’s an elevated but feisty beverage that’s refreshing yet dry, spirit-forward and has a citrus boost.
This new series allows readers to go beyond the well-known recipes using agave, i.e., a combination of tequila, lime juice, and orange liqueur. Break out the cocktail shaker and try these contemporary agave-based creations that come straight from the cocktail shakers of today’s top bartenders.
Raffa's Remedy - Head Bartender Mike Campbell, Bar CalicoRaffa's Remedy - Head Bartender Mike Campbell, Bar Calico
- 1 glass
- .75 oz chinola passion fruit liqueurs
- .5 oz Green chartreuse
- 1.25 oz Vida Mezcal
- .75 oz Rockey's Botanical
- 2 dashes chili bitters
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 Lime wheel
- 1 Hibiscus Flower
Bar Calico is the sophisticated older sibling to Georgia Room’s (upstairs) energetic youthfulness. An inclusive east-side lounge simultaneously inspired by both New Mexico and New York landscapes, revitalizing the building’s original 1930s architecture with a unique southwestern flair. Guests are invited to enjoy custom specialty cocktails in an intimate candlelit room, surrounded by touchstones of Ms. O’Keeffe’s artistic vision.
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