This cocktail recipe was created by Rensel Cabrera, the bar manager at The Sylvester in Miami Florida. According to him, he calls this cocktail the 25/8 (venticinco-ocho), because “drinking it 24/7 still wouldnâ€™t be enough!â€ This concoction packs an unexpected punch of flavor and complexity by mixing AÃ±ejo tequila, lime juice, St-Germain elderflower liqueur, and agave nectar. It’s delightful served either up or on the rocks, with a salted rim for extra flair. 25/8 gets its inspiration from the Mexican Shuffle bands of ’50s Monterrey. If you’re looking for something new and stunningly delicious, the 25/8 cocktail is the way to go!
- 1 1/2 oz Tequila
- 1 oz Lime Juice
- 3/4 oz Agave Syrup
- 1 Strawberry
- 1 Bunch cilantro
- 2 Cracks of fresh black pepper
- Garnish: Splash of Topo Chico
Start by muddling 1 whole strawberry and 1 bunch of cilantro in mixing glass. Add agave, lime, and tequila into mixing glass. Give it a quick stir for 5â€“8 seconds. Add a splash of Topo Chico and strain into highball class with fresh ice. Garnish with cilantro, lime wheel, and fresh cracked black pepper on top. Tip: You can substitute the strawberry for any other berry or even some yellow or orange bell peppers.
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