#DOTW: Rendez-Vouz

Summer is slowly winding down, let’s take advantage of this weather as it’s cooling down little by little. I love the 70’s, and it feels like the perfect weather to unwind outside alongside a great cocktail.

This particular drink is fashioned after a great one I had at dinner at Gabriel Kreuther’s lovely restaurant. I had an unbelievable dinner there, and fell in love with this cocktail. So, I did my best to recreate it, and I hope you love it as much as I do!

What you’ll need:

  • 2 oz Don Julio (or quality white tequila of your choice)
  • fresh rhubarb
  • honey
  • hibiscus tea
  • jalapeno

This cocktail takes a while to assemble, so I suggest making larger quantities if you plan on making more than a couple.

I made the hibiscus tea first with about 2 cups of water per tea bag. Add the honey to the tea while it is hot, it’s easier to dissolve in warmer temperatures. Make it sweet, as it will be diluted with rhubarb juice, which is somewhat sour.

Cut about three stalks of rhubarb into 2 inch pieces and add them to a food processor or blender. Add 1/2 cup of the hibiscus tea. Blend until fully pureed. Strain the juice from the puree. Add the rhubarb juice to the hibiscus tea.

To assemble the cocktail, use 2 oz of tequila, 3 oz of rhubarb/hbiscus mix in a martini shaker. Shake well with ice. Strain into a martini glass and add a slice of jalapeño.

For more info on Gabriel Kreuther click here

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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