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Cherry Valance

Today, like most days, calls for a tequila cocktail. But this time around, we’re switching things up from our usual preference for agave-forward blancos, and we’re pulling out Hornitos Black Barrel. This new expression is triple-aged in three different American oak barrels, each more heavily charred than the last. The result is a tequila with lots of oak influence and whiskey-like qualities. Here, we’re employing the tequila in a cocktail featuring Applejack, fresh lemon, housemade pomegranate syrup and some egg white. The result is an easy-drinking tequila sour that’s balanced nicely between the spirits, the tart lemon and the pomegranate. And the egg white gives the whole thing a rich and silky texture. Yep, this’ll do.

Cherry Valance
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a shaker, and shake vigorously without ice.
  2. Add ice, and shake again until cold.
  3. Strain into a coupe, and garnish with a brandied cherry.
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Written by CE Staff

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