El Gringo II.


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 jalapeƱo 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!





— Knead to Cook


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

  2. 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 :)

  3. Foodtritionist says:

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

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

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