Signature
Matthew Kelly/Supercall

Tequila • Spicy
The Samantha Cosmopolitan

Inspired by Samantha Jones of Sex and the City (the show that made the Cosmo famous), this daring tequila-based Cosmopolitan from Rael Petit of New York’s Delilah gets a spicy heat from Ancho Reyes chile liqueur, and a complex, layered sweetness from coconut sugar syrup. It still has the heart of traditional Cosmo, but its intriguing, spicy-sweet flavor is anything but predictable.

The Essentials

Tequila
Ancho Reyes
Cranberry Juice
Shaker
The Details
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Ingredients

1.5 oz Tequila
.5 oz Ancho Reyes Ancho Chile Liqueur
.25 oz Coconut Sugar Syrup
.5 oz Lemon Juice
.5 oz Cranberry Juice
Lemon Wheel

Method

  • Add all ingredients save for the garnish to a shaker filled with ice.
  • Shake and strain into a coupe glass.
  • Garnish with a Meyer lemon wheel.
intermediate
Strength:
Coconut Sugar Syrup
Custom Ingredient

Ingredients

1 Cup coconut sugar
.5 Cup Water

Method

  • Simmer coconut sugar and water over medium heat in a heavy-bottomed saucepan, stirring occasionally, until fully dissolved.
  • Cool and transfer to an airtight container or Mason jar, and store in the fridge for up to two months.