As I watched the rain pouring into my garden, bringing life to all the homegrown, heirloom vegetables that we have been growing over the last year. The smell of the rain hits me as I thumb through the pages of my latest read, but all I can think is ‘I need a drink to complement this moment. But I didn’t want just any other drink; I wanted a drink that complimented the coming change of the season. It had to be bright, but with a darker tone to it. A cocktail that tasted like summer and fall together. So as I was watching the rain drops hit the leaves of my tomatoes and herbs, I decided to take on the challenge.
So as I was watching the rain drops hit the leaves of my tomatoes and herbs, I decided to take on the challenge.
Breaking down what I had ingredient wise, first off was the garden for some fresh rosemary, a flavour I associate with fall weather and hearty meals. And what goes well with rosemary? Well, apples of course. Now we have the base flavours to build from. What goes well with both rosemary and apple? Well, orange, but another fruit component would be too much; orange bitters on the other hand, would compliment it perfectly. As I thought about these flavours all coming together, I knew we had something new and delicious. And the final note to tie it all back in, to bring a brightness to the drink? Lunazul Blanco Tequila is up and ready for its closeup.
So as the season is changing, the start of it in front of me, I start playing with portions, soaking the fruit in tequila, muddling this, chopping that, until I’ve got it. But…what of a name? Well, that’s simple enough;
The Changing Season
6oz Lunazul Blanco Tequila
1/4 sliced granny smith apple, diced
1 sprig of rosemary, cut in half
2 dashes orange bitters
Club soda to top
Place the apple and half the rosemary in a collins glass, muddling together. Don’t get too pulpy with the apple as it just gets a little weird in the looks department. Add in ice and two dashes of bitters, stirring quickly in Lunazul Blanco Tequila, stirring once more, and top with club soda. Finally, garnish with the other half of rosemary and enjoy.
Now, sit back, take in the brightness of the apples, highlighted by the Lunazul Blanco Tequila, all surrounded by the incredible aroma of the rosemary. I promise even with the coming cool weather is perfectly complimented by this combination of elements.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Lunazul Tequila. The opinions and text are all mine.