Muddled Cocktails: Snakes in Hieroglyphs

I whipped up a batch of homemade Tepache a week ago so it would be ready to enjoy today. Paired with some beautiful @espolontequila , this drink is made for warm summer days and reflecting on the massive cultural impact Mexico has had on the world.

A quick note on Tepache, it is a fantastic drink that is easy to make at home. It is very common to find this sold in stalls all over Mexico. It's refreshing, low ABV, and supports a zero-waste approach to food by utilizing the rinds of the pineapple. Recipe at the bottom!

"Snakes in Hieroglyphs"
2oz - @espolontequila Reposado
1oz - Tepache (homemade if you're 😎)
2 chunks blood orange
1 sugar cube
@tajinusa for the rim

Muddle sugar, blood orange, and Tequila in a tin until incorporated. Shake hard with ice until the tin is frosty. Strain into your favorite glass (pre-rimmed with Tanjin or Salt), top with Tepache, and enjoy! We tried this with Tequila, Mezcal, and Sotol (for science...) and all were amazing. The Tepache has a bit of natural carbonation so adding it last keeps the bubbles intact.

Rind or Peels of 1 pineapple
1 cup of Piloncillo cut in pieces or brown sugar
1 stick of cinnamon
3 cloves
2 liters water

Rinse the pineapple and trim off the rind. In a large pitcher, place the pineapple peels, the piloncillo or sugar, cinnamon stick, cloves, and water. Cover the pitcher with cheesecloth and let it sit on the counter (or your #fermentationstation@brad_leone ) for 24-48hrs. After a couple of days you should start to see a white foam forming on top, remove this foam, give the Tepache a stir and let it sit for another 24-36hrs. Go too long and you get vinegar, go too short and you get pineapple water, so taste often. Strain the liquid into a pitcher and toss in the fridge. Enjoy with soda water, traditionally with beer, or with a spirit of your choice. Always over ice. The herbs are just the classic recipe, feel free to experiment and explore!

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