May 2, 2016
We love getting cocktail recipes from our friends. Rob Stone of Slows BBQ created another way to enjoy our Agave mead with lime, Tuco-Style Freakout. Click for the recipe of “The Transport”.
“The Transport is based on a cocktail called a Paloma. The Paloma in my opinion is better balanced and even more delicious than a classic margarita. Sparkly grapefruity drinks in the summer and even the smell of grapefruit “Transport” you to a vacation style mindset. When approached by B. Nektar to make a cocktail with their Agave Lime Tuco Style Freakout, I was looking for a solution to finish off the Mezcall-y Paloma Riff I was Working On. I originally was going to use the New York based Dr. Brown’s Soda Company’s CelRay Soda, but, was having some difficulty procuring it at the time and needed a viable solution. In walks B. Nektar with the Tuco-Style Freakout. Eureka!!! There was the answer. It was as if the periodic table aligned perfectly and provided me with the ultimate chemical equation! Who would’ve calculated it, a Sparkling agave lime flavored mead to top off my cocktail! I had never worked with mead in the past for a cocktail, however, the sparkling semi-dry nature of it didn’t overpower the cocktail with sweetness and left me with a bit of wiggle room. A bit of simple, a squeeze of lime, a few shakes of Celery bitters and Voila! The Transport was born.” – Rob Stone
1 oz ElCharro Reposado Tequila
1⁄2 oz Del Maguey Vida Mezcal
1 oz Aperol
1 oz Fresh Squeezed Grapefruit Juice
.5 oz simple syrup
4 dash celery bitters
Shake and Strain over fresh ice.
Top with B. Nektar Tuco-Style Freakout.
Lime wheel garnish.