Tequila seems to always pair well with red fruits and raisin flavors, so this clever cobbler riff from Sean Kenyon at William & Graham in Denver ticks all of our boxes.
Blackberries and raspberries can be tricky to use in a drink without getting seeds in your teeth. For this drink, you should double-strain – pour from your shaker’s strainer through a fine mesh sieve.
The Mexican Gentleman is flexible in terms of the tequila, mezcal, and sherries you select. Kenyon uses Hidalgo-La Gitana manzanilla sherry and Lustau Pedro Ximenez sherry, along with 7 Leguas reposado tequila and Del Maguey Vida mezcal. We’ve made this drink many times with whatever appropriate spirits we have on hand, and it turns out fantastic every time.
Lightly muddle the fruits in a shaker. Add all remaining ingredients and ice and shake vigorously. Strain half into a tall glass filled with crushed ice and stir. Add more crushed ice and the remaining mix and stir again. Garnish with berries, an orange wheel, and a sprig of mint.
- The Mexican Gentleman from PUNCH magazine