Sponsored Recipe: Crème de cassis and a spicy simple syrup bring complexity to this tequila cocktail. Slideshow:  Tequila Drinks 

Food & Wine
August 2014

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Recipe Summary

Yield:
Makes 1 drink
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Layer all ingredients over ice in a tall Collins glass.

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Notes

To make the Spiced Simple Syrup: Using a spice grinder, grind 2 cups cinnamon sticks, 1 cup star anise pods, 1 cup cloves, and 1 cup Szechuan peppercorns. Transfer mixture to a saucepan and gently start to toast spices over low heat, being careful not to burn spices. Add 5 cups simple syrup to spices and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and let cool. Strain the mixture through a fine strainer and transfer syrup to a squeeze bottle.

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