Santa Maria

  • SERVINGS: Makes 8 drinks

Wanting to create a cocktail that melds flavors from the Old and New Worlds, Duggan McDonnell pulled ingredients from Portugal (port), Mexico (tequila) and the Caribbean (the clove-spiced liqueur Velvet Falernum).

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  1. 12 ounces blanco tequila
  2. 6 ounces white port
  3. 2 ounces Velvet Falernum
  4. 8 ounces fresh lemon juice
  5. 2 ounces agave nectar mixed with 2 ounces water
  6. Ice
  7. 6 ounces chilled ginger beer
  8. 8 orange wheels, for garnish
  1. In a large resealable container, combine the first five ingredients; refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour. Cover tightly and shake, then pour into an ice-filled pitcher. Strain into ice-filled white wine glasses, top with the ginger beer and garnish.