Teatime in Jalisco

Created by mixologist Eben Klemm for Dos Caminos, $12

Much like the English have teatime, the people of Jalisco, Mexico, have tequila time. At Dos Caminos, tequila time is anytime—nightly from 5 to 7 during happy hour, especially.

This drink was just added to the Dos Caminos drink menu, and was named after Jalisco—the Mexican state where blue agave plants flourish in the warm coastal air. The harvest is used to make a range of tequilas, including Herradurra Blanco, which comes from Hacienda San Jose del Refugio in Amatitan, Jalsico.

  • 1½ ounces Herradurra Blanco tequila
  • 1 ounce green tea agave nectar
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • ice

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and give it a few good shakes—about 20 times. Fill a rocks glass with fresh ice, strain the well-mixed cocktail into the glass, and it’s teatime.

While this cocktail isn’t in Klemm’s bar manual, The Cocktail Primer: All You Need to Know to Make the Perfect Drink (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2009), the master mixologist’s book outlines dozens of libations from Dos Caminos and other B.R. Guest Restaurants, including Fiamma Trattoria at MGM Grand and sister spots in New York.