“[Midori] lends itself to all kinds of infusions and plays well with herbs, spices [and] heat like cayenne,” says Brock Schulte, the bar director at The Monarch in Kansas City, Mo. “I like to use it with cilantro and jalapeño for interesting Margarita-style variations,” as in this cocktail.
- 1 1/2 ounces Tequila Ocho plata
- 3/4 ounce Midori
- 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
- 1/2 ounce agave nectar
- 2 slices jalapeño pepper
- 7 slices cilantro
- Garnish: cilantro
Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and hard-shake until well-chilled.
Double-strain into a rocks glass over crushed ice.
Garnish with a tight bunch of cilantro.