Drinks Made With Tequila: The Jeffers Drink
I wanted to make a few drinks made with tequila a few weeks ago. But walking through my local liquor store, however, I came across a Cherry Heering bottle, a cherry liqueur aged for 3 years in oak barrels.
Ever heard of it? Cherry Heering is the end-all be-all of cherry liqueurs (I’m not sure how strong the competition is though). Created in 1818 by a Peter Herring, this Danish alcohol is often sipped with ice or mixed in all sorts of cocktails.
You should find it for no more than $30, which makes it an excellent addition to any liquor cabinet.
Back to the story: I bought it without knowing what to do with it. I’d tried Cherry Heering on its own, enjoying both the texture and the taste of it (the bottle too, that’s one VERY elegant black bottle).
Suffice it to say I surfed the cocktail guides in my house and finally found a recipe that uses tequila and Cherry Heering: the Jeffers drink.
A damn good drink that's easy to make and easier to enjoy. What do you need to make a Jeffers? You'll need the following...
Cook time: 5 minutes.
Makes: 1 serving.
- 3 parts blanco tequila
- 2 parts Cherry Heering
- 1 part lime juice
- half a can of club soda
- maraschino cherry
- lime garnish
- large tumbler glass
Add all your ingredients except for the agave syrup into a shaker. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Give it a final touch by adding a straw and as much agave syrup as desired.
Summing things up...
Tequila and Cherry Heering is an unlikely match… but one that works wonders. The sweetness of the cherry liqueur balances out great with the herbal notes of Lowland tequilas (think Herradura). The club soda gives the drink a nice little bubbly touch (did I just say bubbly? Is that even a word?)
That’s the Jeffers drink, one of the strangest drinks made with tequila. Salud!
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