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An introduction to “Looks Like” cocktails – The Tequila Sunrise

Dear Cocktail Lovers,

Hello again.  Like most bartenders or mixologists, I find myself inspired by classic cocktails.  Today I am going to introduce you to  “Looks Like” cocktails.  We will begin by looking at a traditional tequila sunrise (Tequila Blanco, Orange Juice, and a dash of Grenadine Syrup); in the Looks Like cocktail I try to keep the integrity of the original compounds but with a twist.

For the Looks Like Tequila SUnrise we will make in advance some home-made ingredients

  • Wheat-beer syrup
  • White chocolate infused tequila
  • Saffron-Rose petals infused grenadine

Let’s start cooking

Wheat-beer Syrup

What you’ll need:

  • Wheat-beer
  • White sugar

In a small pan put 6 ounces of Wheat-Beer with 9 ounces of white sugar.  Simmer and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.  Fine strain into a bottle and let cool.

White Chocolate Infused Tequila

What you’ll need:

  • Tequila Blanco (white or silver)
  • White Chocolate

In a non-reactive sealable container (jar) take 1 ounce of high quality white chocolate and add 7 ounces of white tequila.  Give it a good shake then let it sit until the chocolate dissolves – this may take 2 – 4 days. Fine strain into a bottle.

Saffron-Rose Petals Grenadine

What you’ll need:

  • Pomegranate juice
  • Sugar
  • Saffron strings
  • Rose water

In a small sauce pan put equal amounts pomegranate juice and white sugar.  Add about 10 saffron strings and a few drops of rose water.  Heat until simmering, stir until the sugar completely dissolves.  Let cool and bottle.

Now we have all the ingredients, let’s make the Looks Like Tequila Sunrise

"Looks Like" Tequila Sunrise

“Looks Like” Tequila Sunrise

  • Build in a high-ball glass
  • 2oz. White chocolate infused vodka
  • 1oz. Wheat-beer syrup
  • Stir
  • Fill glass with ice
  •  Fill glass with fresh orange juice
  • Add a splash of saffron-rose petals grenadine

I really hope you enjoy this unusual take on the Tequila Sunrise.

Before we go I’d like to give a warm thanks to the Macao Trading Company for letting me use their awesome place.  Also, an apology for the tardiness of this post, with great technology comes great technological issues.

See you again in two weeks!


At your service,