Minute Mixologist: Tequila Moda Viejo

ModaViejo




This started as a Mexican riff on the Old Fashioned (hence the name: Old Fashion in bad Spanish), and that’s essentially what it is, but the emphasis on fruit and spice–not to mention the reposado tequila being a softer spirit than rye–makes it a much less bracing sipper. Using maraschino-infused moonshine gives it a bit […]




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This started as a Mexican riff on the Old Fashioned (hence the name: Old Fashion in bad Spanish), and that's essentially what it is, but the emphasis on fruit and spice--not to mention the reposado tequila being a softer spirit than rye--makes it a much less bracing sipper. Using maraschino-infused moonshine gives it a bit more backbone, but Luxardo should replace it fine.

Moda Viejo

Build in rocks glass: cinnamon sugar cube (find in middle-eastern markets) doused with bitters [I used vintage Unterberg, but Angostura or Peychaud's should work to your taste] and crushed.

Add: 2 oz. Ambhar reposado tequila

1/2 oz.  Cuarenta Y Tres Licor

1/2 oz. Ole Smoky Moonshine Cherry liquid

Stir gently with orange & lemon peels

Ambhar Tequila

Licor 43

Ole Smoky Moonshine Co.