In honor of National Margarita Day, test your skills by mixing up a Metate Margarita, created by molecular mixologist Don Lee. Made with metate-infused Tequila Don Julio Blanco, fresh lime juice and agave syrup, this isn’t the simplest
Lee explains the background of his creation, “The recipe is inspired by the metate, which is a stone used to grind grains and spices in Mexico. It is used to make everything from tortillas to mole. The meate rapid infusion was made using spices commonly used to make mole nero that results in a savor, spicy and authentically Mexican Margarita.”
- 1 1/2 ounce Metate* infused Tequila Don Julio Blanco
- 1/2 ounce Fresh Lime Juice
- 1/2 ounce Agave Syrup
1. Combine infused Tequila Don Julio Blanco, fresh lime juice and agave syrup into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well.
2. Strain into a rocks glass (salted rim optional).
*Metate Infusion Recipe (makes 4 1/2 servings)
7 ounces Tequila Don Julio Blanco
6 g Dry Roasted Unsalted Peanuts
6 g Toasted Sesame Seeds
2 g Ancho Chile (seeds removed)
3 g Chipotle (seeds removed)
6 g Valrhona Cacao Nibs
1. Add infused Tequila Don Julio into a iSi Whipper (commonly used to make whipped cream and easily found in a kitchen supply store).
2. Charge the iSi Whipper twice with N2O and let stand for 5 minutes.
3. Vent the iSi Whipper upright to release the gas.
4. Open the iSi Whipper and pour any liquid that was expelled back in.
5. Allow all the N2O to vent for 5 additional minutes.
6. Strain contents through a fine mesh strainer or if there additional small particles, strain through a paper coffee filter.
recipe & photo courtesy Tequila Don Julio