The Drawing Room’s Cristiana DeLucca challenged Tim Williams of Francesca’s Forno with pulque, a milky, mildly alcoholic beverage made from the fermented sap of the agave plant. The cocktail’s named for Mexican revolutionary Miguel Hidalgo.
1.5 oz Tequila Ocho Reposado
.75 oz cumin-infused pulque reduction
.5 oz lemon juice
1 bar spoon orange marmalade
2 dashes Fee Bros. West Indian Orange Bitters
2 bar spoons blood orange juice
1 Combine two cans pulque with sugar and cumin and reduce over heat by half.
2 Combine ingredients up to the blood orange juice in a bar glass, add ice, cap, and shake vigorously.
3 Strain into a glass and top with the blood orange juice.
4 Garnish with an orange peel.
Williams has challenged Daniel de Oliveira of GT Fish & Oyster with portobello mushrooms.