We can literally smell the weekend because it’s just so close, and we’re adding one more thing to our to-do list for this one. Hint: it involves tequila. It seems that a recent study presented at the American Chemical Society suggested that sweeteners derived from agave – AKA the tequila plant – may lower blood suger, aid with weight loss and trigger insulin production. “Hold up!” you might say, but no, thanks – we’re already drinking. The tests may be preliminary but it’s Friday and when the name of our favorite liquor gets placed in the same sentence as the phrase “aid with weight loss,” you better believe we’re getting right to it. Here are the recipes we’re enjoying (read: downing) this weekend. Bottoms up, people.
2 parts Avión Silver or Reposado
1 part Fresh Lime Juice
½ part agave nectar
Combine ingredients in shaker with ice, and shake vigorously. Fine strain over fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wheel.
2 parts Avión Silver
1 part Fresh Lemon Juice
½ part Agave Nectar
Top with Club Soda
Build ingredients in a Collins glass with ice, and stir. Garnish with a lemon wedge and mint leaf, if desired.
Avión (PO) Loma
1.5 oz. Avión Silver
½ oz. Lime Juice
¼ oz. Lemon Juice
3 oz. Grapefruit Juice
2 Slivers Muddled Jalapeño
Ancho Chile Salt, Jalapeño, and Grilled Lemon Wedge for garnish
Combine all ingredients and shake. Salt rim of glass with chile salt. Pour contents of shaker into glass and top with soda. Garnish with grilled lemon and jalapeño.