El Gringo II.

December 27, 2011 Post a comment


I had this amazing drink at The Standard in the Meatpacking District in NYC.  I fell in love with it.  It honestly seduced my thoughts from the time we left in September until we returned to NYC to celebrate my 40th birthday a week ago.  While we were there, we befriended the bartender to get a rough idea of what made up this lovely concoction.  Although my husband doesn’t remember the list of ingredients, he decided to make up his own version and it was quite good.  If you love spicy, you must give this a whirl!


Slice 1/4 inch piece of jalapeño and place in a cocktail glass.

In your cocktail shaker add the following:
1.5 shots of tequila
2 tsp of Cointreau or Triple Sec
3 tsp of simple syrup
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Juice of 1/2 lime
Splash of water (according to taste).
Add several ice cubes and shake.  Pour into prepared glass & enjoy!

Now the original drink has a smoked salt rim.  We didn’t have any smoked salt to use but I’m on the hunt for some now because it does add to the flavor of the drink.  Enjoy!





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Greg March 5, 2012 at 12:33 AM

How do you say Awesome! in Spanish? Looks great.


robinr March 5, 2012 at 1:04 AM

It is so good! If you like spicy… this is the cocktail for you! Thanks for popping by Greg!


Lizz March 5, 2012 at 1:30 AM

Yum- right up my alley! I’ve seen a few varieties of smoked salt at Trader Joe’s. Great price too! Can’t wait to try this :)


robinr March 5, 2012 at 1:51 AM

Lizz, This is one of my favorites and the smoked salt is a must! Enjoy it and let me know what you think :) Robin


Foodtritionist April 22, 2012 at 10:37 PM

I googled it and found a recipe to make your own smoked salt:
Love Margaritas – may have to try this!


robinr April 23, 2012 at 6:22 PM

Oh thank you so much!!


Donna @ The Slow Roasted Italian August 23, 2012 at 6:01 PM

This looks amazing. I love spicy cocktails! Thanks for sharing.


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