A new year, a new original Fervent Shaker cocktail recipe.
So then, The Super bowl ‘XLIXJNEH’ (or #49 as it’s more commonly known) is on this weekend (don’t pretend like you don’t know) and let’s face it: You Americans, when it comes to sport at least, do not need much of an excuse to drink. But the super bowl is like the British FA Cup Final, or like when Andy Murray finally won Wimbledon for us.
So I get it; it’s a pretty big deal.
But I’m not here to insult, undermine nor take away from the glory of several handfuls of hardened men battering each other for a proverbial pig-skin football (yes I know it’s not actually made from pig skin anymore) and the huge-ass trophy at the end.
I am, in actual fact, here to ask all of you NFL fans out there for help. Yes that’s right I a lonely cocktail maker, require you sports fans to make, try, enjoy, and then eventually, when the hangover of your teams loss/win wears off, feedback your thoughts to me on this page…
Are you up for it? Well I hope so as this is one of my very own cocktails, that’s right: a recipe created by the one and only Fervent Shaker that you can all share and enjoy…
The big thing to tell you is that it involves Tequila that wonderful spirit from Mexico. Alongside that is the Midori, a melon liqueur that literally oozes sweetness and then simply some triple sec and pineapple juice. The idea is that this cocktail will help brighten up the obvious dodgy weather that is currently plaguing both the USA and UK and help you think about all the fun to be had this coming summer…
So without further ado I reveal to you the first Fervent Shaker original cocktail of 2015:
El Martillo (The Hammer in English).
2 measures Silver Tequila (100% Agave only)
1 measure Midori Melon Liqueur
½ measure Triple Sec Liqueur (try to use a clear triple sec)
2 ½ measures Pineapple Juice (fresher the better)
- Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and then add ice.
- Shake well, until the tin ices over (around 10-15 seconds usually).
- Strain into a small coupe cocktail glass and garnish with a lime peel*.
For an added zing squeeze the lime peel, releasing the oils, over the drink, and then wipe the outside of the glass with it, before putting it in the drink. This will add a little crisp finish to an already very delightful drink.
Personally I quite like this drink and when you use good quality tequila you really get its balanced taste shine through. This cocktail was inspired by my local cocktail bars’ Melon Ball recipe which can also be found here.
So whether you’re going tailgating, spending the afternoon on the couch or just down the local watering hole; give this cocktail a try and please do report back. If you like it: Great, please share with everyone why and whether you’ll drink it again soon. If you don’t like it: Even better, please share why and how you think it can be improved…
I really want to get some great feedback on this cocktail recipe so my dear readers (old and new): Get drinking and experiment away!