Smoky, spicy and subtly sweet — this cocktail hits all the right notes.
Cruzan Velvet Cinn Horchata with Rum is a creamy liqueur that tastes like horchata — a popular Latin American drink usually made with rice milk and cinnamon — with an alcoholic kick. The mezcal is smoky and slightly sweetened from ripe fruits, while the tequila is golden, spicy and carries rich notes of caramel and vanilla.
This drink represents multiple distinct and traditional flavors of Latin America, and combines them for an unusual, modern cocktail you’ll want to sip all day.
1 oz El Silencio Espadín Mezcal
1 oz Espolón Reposado Tequila
1 oz Cruzan Velvet Cinn Horchata with Rum
1/2 oz agave syrup
Dress the Drink pineapple flower for garnish
Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake well. Strain over crushed ice in a highball glass. Garnish and serve.
Cocktail created by Francesco Lafranconi, Executive Director of Mixology and Spirits Education at Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits.