A Passage to Chandrapore

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To celebrate National Tequila Day, here’s another cocktail recipe from Vivian making use of her leftover Shaker & Spoon syrups. You can also find more drinks photography from Vivian on Instagram at @thetipsymuse.

A Passage to Chandrapore

Chandrapore is a fictional city in the novel A Passage to India, referring to Indian spices cumin, turmeric, cardamom used in the drinks. I love tequila and mezcal, but I also remember that my last drunk experience was three years ago in San Miguel de Allende. I had more than I could take at Fat Mermaid, a local agave bar, where everyone was passionate about salsa dancing. I am going back very soon for The Day of the Dead, so here is to National Tequila Day and to a Vivian who hopes to get a better handle on her intake.

Ingredients
1 1/2 oz Tequila Pueblo Viejo Reposado
1/2 oz Del Maguey Vida Mezcal
3/4 oz Shaker & Spoon spiced coconut syrup
3/4 oz lemon juice
2 dashes Ms. Better’s Bitters Black Pepper Cardamom Bitters
1 drop saline solution

Garnish
purple sage

Glassware
stemmed glass

Directions
1. Add all of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker.
2. Fill the shaker with ice cubes and shake vigorously until it is ice cold and shows frost on the outside (15–30 seconds).
3. Double strain the shaker’s contents into a chilled stemmed glass.
4. Garnish!

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