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The Rusty Iceberg - Tequila, Averna, Ginger, Lemon and Honey
Hey you guys! It’s Friday, and tomorrow is March, and even though it’s so cold outside (STILL) I’m going to rise above it all, I’m gonna enjoy my weekend! Can you tell my new vitamin D3 supplements are starting to kick it ;)

Let’s start the weekend off with this most delicious cocktail. I’m not joking around here you guys, this for sure is my new fav. I’ve been on a tequila kick all winter – words I never though I’d utter after spending that one night in my 20’s puking my gutz out. Tequila is my jam, I have found that I love the smokey taste of tequila, and it goes nicely with the Averna – something I’ve had on my bar cart all winter. It seemed only natural to mix the two together. I’ve been trying to come up with cool new ways of ingesting rather than just sipping or shooting it, and this new cocktail recipe is right on the money. I added my two favorite other cocktail ingredients (citrus and ginger, duh) to the Averna and Tequila combo, and then magic happened my friends. In my humble opinion, this recipe is the holy grail of tequila recipes. Be careful, you’ll want to drink these fast, and then have another, and another, and another.

The Rusty Iceberg - Tequila, Averna, Ginger, Lemon and Honey The Rusty Iceberg - Tequila, Averna, Ginger, Lemon and Honey

The Rusty Iceberg - Tequila, Averna, Ginger, Lemon and Honey
Guess what I got in my stocking this Christmas, you guys? This super cool silicone ice mold made by Tovolo. I’ve been building up a stash of round ice balls. If you like making cocktails at home I would highly recommend getting yourself a set.


The Rusty Iceberg

Recipe (for 1 cocktail)
▼ 2oz Premium Tequila
▼ 1oz Averna Liqueur
▼ 1oz Fresh Lemon Juice
▼ 1/2 tsp Honey
▼ 2oz Ginger Beer

Combine tequila, averna, honey and lemon juice in a shaker over ice. Shake for 30 seconds. Strain over ice and top of with ginger beer. Stir lightly and garnish with a fresh slice of genger
The Rusty Iceberg - Tequila, Averna, Ginger, Lemon and Honey

Hello, I'll be you're drinking buddy!
Oh, and here I am, sharing this cocktail with you at 11am on a Friday morning. I feel like I don’t show my face enough around here, and I’m going to make an effort to include myself a little more often. I don’t want you guys thinking you’re just talking to a big old robot out in the vacuum of the internet.

Happy almost weekend, you guys!

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3 comments… add one
  • Sarge in Charge March 1, 2014

    This is totally up my alley. Tequila is surprisingly great for winter (considering you typically only think of it in the context of gigantic margaritas or shots! shots! shots! in tha club). In fact I had a Paloma last night in celebration of the upcoming Minnesota move!

  • laurax March 7, 2014

    You’re so pretty!

  • Tom August 27, 2016

    Tried the recipe with agave syrup instead of honey and a couple dashes of angostura bitters. It really benefits from the bitters and was enjoyed in my house. Thanks for posting.

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