Marry ingredients that come from the same place; our Drinks Editor Jim Meehan muddles cilantro in agave syrup before adding tequila and topping it with crushed ice and a few cilantro sprigs. The result is this Mexican-influenced julep (above, right).
Highland CupRecipe by Jim Meehan, Tasting Table Drinks Editor
Yield: 1 cocktail
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: N/A
Total Time: 10 minutes
6 cilantro leaves
½ ounce agave syrup (1 part nectar and 1 part water cook, boiled until nectar dissolves)
2 ounces golden tequila, preferably 7 Leguas Reposado
Cilantro sprigs, for garnish
Muddle the cilantro leaves with the agave syrup in the bottom of a chilled julep cup. Add the tequila and some crushed ice and stir. Top with more crushed ice and garnish with the cilantro sprigs.
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