There is a fantastic restaurant that we visited this Summer in Bend, OR called Spork. They had some of the most fantastic foods and drinks that it was too hard to decide on just one thing. However, my favorites were their Carnitas Sando and to wash it down this beautiful bright orange Jardin de Puebla cocktail. I gathered up some ingredients to re-create it and this is how it went:
- 1 1/2 oz Jose Cuervo
- 3/4 oz Ancho Reyes VERDE (not regular Ancho Reyes, the Verde has a whole different flavor to it)
- 1/2 oz Celery Drinking vinegar…couldn’t find this, so had to make it, and this recipe worked well
- Lemon juice from half a lemon
- 2 oz Carrot juice
- Salt and pepper on the rim
It was a bit challenging finding the Ancho Reyes Verde, but now that I have found it and tasted it all by itself, I get it and will use it much more often…it adds a wonderful poblano chile flavor. Just the color alone of this drink makes it different than anything else you will probably make and should be added to your arsenal as it’s divine. Enjoy and if you get a chance try the real deal at Spork…it’s worth it!