Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Javier Saavedra


Ask a soccer fan if they remember who Javier Saavedra is. The former San Antonio Scorpions midfielder has a pretty awesome cocktail to his name. When I saw the list of ingredients, especially the combination of dark rum and tequila, I had to give it a try. 

White tequila gives this tropical drink an herbal spiciness that is missing in a lot of Caribbean-themed cocktails. I really appreciate the direction it takes the cocktail from the typically sugary and sweet rum that is the focus of these kinds of drinks. Again, the orange slice on the cocktail is misleading if you are trying to guess the ingredients. The thing you can't identify: grapefruit juice.

  • 1 oz. Jamica dark rum (Pusser's navy rum used)
  • 1 oz. white tequila (Sauza %100 blue agave used)
  • 2 oz. pineapple juice
  • 1 oz. grapefruit juice
  • orange slice garnish
Combine all liquid ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the orange slice.

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