This might be our favorite drink yet! It's light and refreshing but offers the perfect burst of flavor from the hibiscus and agave.
Reposado is a name given to tequila that has been aged in oak barrels for two months to a year. So technically, reposado is a classification, not a type of tequila. Tequila unaged in barrels is referred to as Blanco. The tequila is aged in barrels to mellow out and gain additional flavors absorbed from the barrels. During the aging process, the tequila gains subtle notes of oak, vanilla, caramel, and other spices, depending on the barrel. When tequila is aged more than a year, it moves into the classification of Añejo. Similar to some aged whiskeys and scotches, Añejo is highly regulated and revered. Tequila aged in barrels for over three years is classified as Extra-Añejo, the highest classification of tequila.
There is an old adage in cooking that states: If it grows together, it goes together. If particular vegetation grows close to one another, then the flavors typically pair well in a dish. The reasoning behind that logic is similar to the environmental influences expressed on grapes during the wine-making process. The flavors of the surrounding ecosystem are expressed through the soil and into the plants so the fruits of those plants will have biological similarities that will help their flavors pair on your palate. We used this logic in selecting our complementary flavors for this cocktail.
Reposado Tequila, the featured spirit in this sour, hails from the Mexican state of Jalisco. Jalisco has a subtropical climate and, as a result, is warm year-round. This makes for the perfect environment for the other ingredients in this cocktail, lime, hibiscus, and agave to grow, and why we have nicknamed this cocktail the Jalisco Sour.
This Hibiscus Reposado Tequila Sour features flavors native to Jalisco, Mexico, and has a beautiful hibiscus-red hue and a spumous head, compliments of a shaken egg white.
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