Making the ‘El Jefe’ with my Dad



So during my last trip to visit my parents, my dad wanted to share with me a cocktail he had recently learned how to make from a local bartender the El Jefe.

The BoB has seen several cocktails with this name (including one with gin), but this one uses a more traditional tequila – because, whoever heard of a Londoner with the nickname ‘el jefe’? And while many of the more common recipes call for pineapple juice, amaretto, and Grand Marnier (or triple sec), the recipe my dad was gifted from one of his local watering holes features elder-flower liqueur, fresh strawberries, & basil – which de-emphasizes the sweetness and results in a much more balanced and nuanced cocktail.

Something perfect for a spring or summer afternoon.

Cheers!


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