Tequila Por Mi Amante

by Stevi on August 29, 2009

in Cocktails,Recipes,Tequila

Tequila por mi amante1 is a wonderful combination of tequila and ripe strawberries.

There Will Be Deliciousness

There Will Be Deliciousness

This is my second year making tequila por mi amante, and this year’s result was far superior to last. I pretty slavishly followed Chuck Taggart’s recipe.

Tequila por mi amante

750 ml resposado tequila (Sauza Hornitos)
3 pints fresh ripe strawberries, hulled and quartered (my store sells ’em by the pound, I used two)

Place tequila and strawberries in a sufficiently large container and put in fridge for three weeks, agitating whenever you think of it.

Now the fun part. Strain tequila and then wrap the berries in cheesecloth. Squeeze every last bit of tequila strawberry goodness out of those suckers that you can into the rest of th. Rest. Squeeze them some more. Strain the result as many times as you care to and either return to your freshly washed soaking jar or another slightly smaller one. Let rest for at least three more weeks.

You may want to strain once again. And then enjoy.

Tequila Por Mi Amante

Tequila Por Mi Amante

This year’s product was a little less sweet than I’d hoped. That’s easily remedied by combining it with the single best flavor to come with tequila – creme de casis. I like to pour two to three ounces tequila por mi amante over ice into a rocks glass, float a teaspoon or so of creme de cassis, and sip happily.

I also have to join in the chorus praising the Paloma por mi Amante. The Paloma is one of my favorite tequila drinks, and with the strawberry flavor it’s that much better. Currently I’m making it using a new soda brand called Oogave, which uses agave syrup for sweetener. Their grapefruit flavor works fantastic in a Paloma.

Tequila por mi amante is very easy to make, and a great way to make the delicious flavor of ripe strawberries last. I can’t see a beautiful basket of berries without thinking about making some more.

What other fruit should I try infusing in tequila?

[1] I am told by real speakers of Spanish this should be Tequila para mi amante. Blame Charles H. Baker, Jr.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Mark August 29, 2009 at 10:44 pm

I wonder if the por vs. para could be resolved by acknowledging the two different meanings of “for” possible in the English translation. My Spanish is only so-so, but maybe a native speaker could verify.

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Rocky August 30, 2009 at 10:31 am

I love por mi amante, I’m just not patient enough to do it the long way. Vac it for 5-7 days, rest it a few more, and done.

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DrinkPlanner August 30, 2009 at 9:15 pm

Being new to infusions, I’m curious as to what is it that happens to the tequila in that 3 week resting period after the strawberries have been removed?

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haineux August 31, 2009 at 3:58 pm

I have found that the finished strawberries, when blended with ice and some sour mix (or, indeed, some sugar and lemon/lime juice) produces a delightful drink that is not very much like a Blended Strawberry Margarita, but I can’t think of a name for it.

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Stevi August 31, 2009 at 4:04 pm

DP —
If I were a proper science nerd, I’d do some research, but to my tastebuds, it basically was the equivalent of letting chili get better by allowing it to rest and blend the flavors more thoroughly.

Which suggests in reality one should taste test every day or so to see when it hits its peak.

Haineux — in addition to testing daily, next year I shall try to use the pulp and see what happens. And, obviously, it’s a haineux margarita!

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