DrinkWire is Liquor.com’s showcase for the best articles, recipes and reviews from the web’s top writers and bloggers. In this post, The High Proof Preacher offers a tequila recipe.


About the Carmen Serdan cocktail

Tequila is commonly paired with citrus in more refreshing, shaken drinks. I decided to craft a tequila beverage that is more rich and "decadent."

Ingredients in the Carmen Serdan cocktail

2 oz reposado tequila
3/4 oz Ancho Reyes chili liqueur
1/4 oz coffee liqueur
3 dashes chocolate bitters

Garnish: cacao-nib sugar rim

How to make the Carmen Serdan cocktail

Rim a cocktail glass with cacao-nib sugar and place in a freezer to chill. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and stir with ice. Strain into your rimmed glass over one large ice cube.

How to make the cacao-nib sugar rim

Combine 2 parts raw cacao-nibs with 1 part Demerara sugar. Use a spice grinder or mortar and pestle to grind them up as fine as possible. Place your glass in the freezer for several minutes. Once you remove it, leave it out a few seconds so that it fogs up slightly. Gently roll the edge of the glass in the mixture and it will stick to the glass.

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