Facebook LinkedIn Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Navigation Search Icon Main Search Icon Video Play Icon Plus Icon Minus Icon Check Icon Print Icon Note Icon Heart Icon Filled Heart Icon Single Arrow Icon Double Arrow Icon Hamburger Icon TV Icon Close Icon Sorted Hamburger/Search Icon
Article

Honey and Hot Sauce

NOLA Tequila Mockingbird by Tim Philips

Save to Recipe Box
Print
Add Private Note
Saved Add to List

    Add to List

Print
Add Recipe Note

I first tasted today’s cocktail at a happy hour party at Tales of the Cocktail, an annual cocktail convention in New Orleans. I didn’t know what was in it at the time, but I would have guessed that it had more than four ingredients. 

With tequila, lime, and honey we could call it a honey margarita, with a few drops of Tabasco sauce to give it some heat. But what makes the drink taste more sophisticated than it sounds is the choice of manuka honey.  Manuka honey comes from Australian or New Zealand, from bees that feed on the manuka tree. It has a really lovely sophisticated earthy flavor. 

The drink was created by Australian bartender Tim Philips, whom I’d just seen a couple weeks earlier in Brazil where he was competing in (and won) the Diageo World Class global bartending competition. I don’t think he made this drink in the competition, but it’s still a winner in my book. 

NOLA Tequila Mockingbird
By Tim Philips, 2012 Diageo World Class Global Winner

1.5 fl. oz. Tequila Don Julio Blanco
2/3 fl. oz.  Manuka Honey Syrup (equal parts honey and hot water)
2/3 fl. oz. Lime Juice
5 drops Tabasco Pepper Sauce
Lime Slice for Garnish

Add tequila, honey syrup, and lime juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with 5 drops of Tabasco and a lime.

Comments

Leave a Comment

Comments

Leave A Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Delicious Dish

Find the inspiration you crave for your love of cooking

Fine Cooking Magazine

Subscribe today
and save up to 44%

Already a subscriber? Log in.

Video

View All

Season 4 Extras

Durham, North Carolina (412)

From rooftop to rain in North Carolina, Moveable Feast host Pete Evans is joined by the Lantern restaurant co-founders and siblings Andrea & Brendan Reusing to create an amazing local…

View all Moveable Feast recipes and video extras

Connect

Follow Fine Cooking on your favorite social networks