This recipe, courtesy of the ever-creative Keep It Crafted is the brain-child of Dear Irving's Robin Guzman. It plays our Vanilla-Spice Rooibos syrup with tequila in a way we had previously not considered. Whether you garnish with flare or not is up to you, but trying this recipe out is a must for the cocktail enthusiast.
PREP: 3 MINS // YIELD: 1 COCKTAIL
| 1/2 oz Vanilla-Spice Rooibos Syrup
| 1/2 oz Simple Syrup
| 1 Dash Cocoa & Coffee Bitters, ala Crude Bitters
| Shake all ingredients vigorously over ice.
| Double-strain up into a chilled coupe glass.
| Garnish with the butt of a fresh lime.
| Lightly blowtorch to brûlée the lime while sprinkling freshly grated cinnamon over the flame.
Portland Syrup brews exquisitely flavored lower-sugar mixers using whole botanical ingredients. Each 16 oz. bottle will make nearly a gallon of finished soda, or 16-32 cocktails, depending on your palate.
Ingredients: water, cane sugar, rooibos leaf, cinnamon, real vanilla extract, ascorbic acid. Brewed and bottled in Portland, Oregon.