Tequila Por Mi Amante
August 19, 2011
During strawberry season, Randy and I were at some friends talking about drinks made with strawberries. We discussed Homemade Strawberry Soda and Strawberry-Prosecco Muddle which put Randy in mind of this strawberry-infused Tequila, the name of which means Tequila for My Beloved. After doing some research, it appears a recipe for this was first published in 1939 in The Gentleman’s Companion (which you can purchase leather bound for a mere $499) by Charles H. Baker, and then again in Gourmet magazine in 1940. Randy recommends drinking this chilled straight-up in a liqueur glass. In my research, I saw many recommendations for drinking this over ice with lime and club soda. Using it in a Paloma was also recommended on several sites – this one sounds great to me because it uses grapefruit soda, which I love. (Addendum: It IS great!!) In any case, you will need some patience because it takes a few weeks to infuse, but I think well worth the wait.
1 quart sun-ripened strawberries, the more fragrant and juicy the better!
about a pint of 100% agave Tequila, reposado recommended
Wash and hull the strawberries. Cut them in half and place in a quart jar. Pour Tequila over the strawberries to fill the jar, then seal tightly with the lid. Place in the refrigerator for 3-4 weeks. Drain the Tequila through a fine mesh strainer and put the beautiful pink liquid back in the jar or in a decorative bottle. Keep in the fridge or freezer.