If you had a time machine, what year would you travel to? Would you go back in time or would you go forward? I can’t decide for myself. There are plenty of moments that I would happily relive, but I wouldn’t mind knowing how a few things are going to turn out either. But this particular time machine only takes me back! Back to my early 20s, to fun nights that turned into mornings, and countless friends that now feel like family. Talk about an hearty endorsement for a cocktail recipe, right?
Here’s a question for you: do you remember your first shot of tequila? I’ve tried to search back through my memories and while I remember plenty of tequila shots, I can’t remember which one was my first. What a rite of passage though! And if you’re like me, your palette has likely become a bit more discerning since then. I won’t drink just any tequila and rarely do I find myself taking shots. But, I crafted the Tequila Time Machine cocktail as the perfect way to revisit some of those fun and festive memories.
Step 1: Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker.
This is one of my favorite shakers from Amazon!
Step 2: Top with ice and shake until chilled.
When should you stir a cocktail and when should you shake? Well, when you shake a cocktail, not only does it dilute your final product– it changes its texture. When you stir– you’re simply chills and dilutes your drink. So, it all comes down to what your ingredients are. For example a drink with egg white will need a shake to create foam.
A good rule of thumb to follow– if your cocktail is clear, stir. If it’s cloudy, shake.
Step 3: Strain into a cocktail class and garnish with a lime.
With tequila, lime juice, blood orange juice, prickly pear syrup & saffron syrup, there’s a lot of interesting flavor play in this tequila-based libation, but it all comes together in beautiful and balanced way. Oh, and don’t worry, it has just enough tequila to really activate all those tequila-related tales living in your memory. Step on in and let the Tequila Time Machine transport you to perhaps a simpler time!