Spoil your Lovemate in the Backcountry with this winter cocktail
Whether you’re spending Valentine’s Day in a tent under the stars with your honey, or snuggled up indoors, this cocktail is sure to make them buckle at the knees (maybe literally if …)
The key ingredient here is Patron Reposado Tequila. Delicious for sipping on its own and extremely smooth. Reposado is spicy and sweet at the same time, touches of earthy agave, hints of vanilla and honey caramel sweetness, nice linger, full of pepper and spice, lingering sweetness of honey and caramel. Known for its naturally romantic palate.
1.5 oz. Patron Reposado Tequila
.5 oz. Cranberry-Vanilla Simple Syrup
Squeeze of one lemon
To make the syrup, combine ½ cup sugar, ¾ cup water, 1 cup frozen cranberries, and 2 vanilla beans in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Allow to cool before proceeding. Combine tequila and simple into a zip-top bag. Slice 1 lemon and pack separately.
In the Backcountry
Squeeze the lemon slice into the zip-top bag, and chill in a cold stream or under snow. Optional to add a small scoop of clean snow and a cranberry garnish.
To Enjoy at Home
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and serve over ice with a cranberry garnish.
Use good judgment, don’t get hurt and leave no trace in the backcountry.
Eat (and Drink) Well Outdoors!