Saturday, March 20, 2021

Gilda Cocktail (Death & Co. Recipe)

Have your Margaritas gotten boring? Do wish you were on a permanent vacation without a salt shaker? This is the drink for you. Cinnamon spices up your tequila cocktail nicely. Ordinarily cinnamon syrup is a long process of cooking and cooling, like they do at Death & Co. I used to do it, too. Now I just use a teaspoon of MurLarkey Cinnamon whiskey in rich simple syrup. The effect is the same, but you get the added benefit of alcohol, which acts as a preservative. 

The tropical nature of this cocktail can't be understated. Pineapple juice tends to do that. There's nothing revolutionary about that. I think that it is this precise combination of cinnamon and pineapple and a tequila drink finding relevancy in New York in the early 2000s that lets you know that what we might find commonplace now was once really edgy. 

  • 2 oz. blanco tequila 
  • 1/2 oz. pineapple juice
  • 1/2 oz. lime juice
  • 1/2 oz. cinnamon syrup (MurLarkey cinnamon whiskey and simple syrup substituted)
  • 1 lime wheel

Combine all ingredients except lime wheel in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the lime wheel. 


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