Tradicional Añejo is a premium tequila matured for more than 12 months in new American oak barrels. The añejo spirit is then finished for up to four months in Irish single malt whiskey barrels to create a unique and complex añejo tequila.
The Queens Boulevard is a delicious fusion of these Mexican and Irish influences.
2 oz Jose Cuervo Tradicional Añejo*
1 oz sweet red vermouth
1/2 oz Irish stout syrup
3 dashes Xocolatl mole bitters
1 piece dried spiced blood orange wheel
1 piece orange peel
For the Irish stout syrup:
1/2 cup Irish stout
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cinnamon stick
For the dried spiced blood orange wheels:
1 blood orange
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch sea salt
Make the stout syrup: Combine all three ingredients and simmer over low heat until the sugar dissolves and most of the foam subsides.
Make the spiced orange wheels: Slice blood orange into thin wheels and lay on a parchment lined baking sheet. Combine the sugar, cinnamon and salt and sprinkle over the wheels. Bake at 200 degrees F for 2 1/2 hours.
Make the cocktails: Combine Jose Cuervo Tradicional Añejo, vermouth, syrup and bitters in a mixing glass. Add ice and stir. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a blood orange wheel and a fresh orange twist.
*40% Alc./Vol. (80 Proof).