So it’s really here. Fall. The mornings and evenings are downright chilly and daytime temps no longer reach over 75º. I have officially turned the heater on and today we’re expecting our first rain storm. Summer is over.
On that note, I’m clearing out the warm-weather leftovers like the Tequila por Mi Amante. Strawberries have no place in fall, and so we bid the season adieu with a modified take on the El Diablo from Trader Vic’s Bartender’s Guide, Revised. A little strawberry, a little black currant, some ginger ale and lime and poof! Warm weather disappears in no more time than it takes to finish a glass.
juice of ½ lime
1 oz Tequila por Mi Amante
½ oz créme de cassis
Squeeze lime into 10-ounce glass filled with ice. Add Tequila Mi Amante and créme de cassis and stir; top with ginger ale.
Not the stunning knockout that the Paloma Mi Amante is, but the strawberry and black currant flavors play nicely together with the ginger. Plus it’s a bit bittersweet from the lime, which suits my feelings about the shifting seasons just fine.