This cocktail is a reminiscence of our past life in Los Angeles. Dry, spicy, with hints of fruit and Sunset Boulevard. We have prepared this drink several times to entertain friends, especially when we had a pizza oven and a pool; it is a fun happy, let me catch you off guard kind of drink. Now that we live in New York City Debi and I have mutated into more urban kind of drinkers and developed a taste for Whisky, Bourbon and the real classic cocktails that sometimes go enjoy in a few Hotel Bars around the city.
This recipe is great to make two drinks and get a private evening started, but you can also prepare a pitcher in advance by mixing all ingredients together but the tequila. Also, if you like smoky flavors, you might want to crush some smoked pepper in the sugar before you coat the rim of the glass… or just go full force and replace the Tequila with some good ol’ Mezcal!