Altos Paloma Cocktail. Picture supplied

The sun is out and cocktail season is upon us. Tequila and rum are trendy spirits for cocktails right now. Tequila is a great spirit mixer, although many cocktail lovers forget this. 

Often it's only ordered at the bar as a shooter and then not even considered as an option in any other variation.

Agave syrup is a great investment for your bar at home and for the kitchen. 

When you're not using it in cocktails, it can be used as a syrup in almost all kinds of dishes, especially if you have a flavoured agave syrup like caramel.

Keep in mind that agave syrup is not recommended for people with fructose intolerance.

Ingredients

  • 2 parts Olmeca Altos Plata
  • 2 Parts fresh pink grapefruit juice 
  • 1 Part Lemon juice 
  • ½ part agave syrup 
  • A pinch of salt

This tequila cocktail is a taste of summer. Picture supplied

Method

  1. Frost the glass rim with salt and crushed pink peppercorns.
  2. Pour all the ingredients except the grapefruit juice into the glass.
  3. Mix using the ALTOS molinillo to dissolve the agave syrup.
  4. Fill the glass with ice and finish with the pink grapefruit juice.
  5. Garnish with half slice of pink grapefruit.