Orange Clove Tequilarita (or "I Want Tequila My Relatives")

TOTAL TIME: 2 hr 10 min
Prep: 5 min
Inactive Prep: 2 hr
Cook: 5 min
 
YIELD: 1 drink
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

CLOVE SIMPLE SYRUP:
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves
TEQUILARITA:
  • 1 1/2 ounces reposado tequila
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce orange liqueur or triple sec
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Directions

For the clove simple syrup: Combine the brown sugar, cloves and 1 cup water in a pan and heat until the sugar is dissolved. Allow to cool and sit for 2 to 3 hours; strain off the cloves before using. (Store any remaining syrup in a sealed jar, refrigerated, for up to 1 week.)

For the tequilarita: Add the tequila, lemon juice, orange liqueur, clove simple syrup and bitters to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake vigorously and pour into a coupe glass. Garnish with an orange peel in the glass. Repeat as needed.

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