Smoked Rosemary: the Tequila and Seltzer Cocktail
Torch rosemary with kitchen torch on a fire safe surface and cover with double rocks glass. Set aside. Pour ice, tequila, tonic syrup, and lime juice in a shaker and shake well. Lift smoked glass and fill with ice. Strain cocktail over the ice and add seltzer to fill glass. Garnish with a rosemary spring and enjoy!
Rosemary is a wonderful herb for cooking and baking. It’s also an aromatic herb that goes well with many cocktails, especially this one.
This cocktail is made with smoked rosemary, which is a new trend that has gained popularity in recent years. The herb’s flavor is more complex than regular fresh rosemary, and it is also spicier. This makes it a perfect ingredient for cocktails like this one.
It also pairs well with tequila used in this cocktail. So not only does it have a unique flavor profile, but it also helps bring out the best in other ingredients.
In addition, the carbonated water or seltzer along with the tequila adds effervescence to drinks that might otherwise be flat and uninteresting. This makes the Paloma with seltzer an excellent choice for adding fizz to a variety of traditional cocktails as well as some more unusual ones.
Ingredients to Prepare the Rosemary Infused with Tequila
Making Rosemary with tequila is a simple process that can be carried out in just a few steps. You will need:
- Altos Tequila Plata 2 parts
- Tonic Syrup 1 part
- Fresh Lime Juice ½ part
- Seltzer Water 3 parts
- Fresh Sprigs of Rosemary
How to Make this Tequila Seltzer Drink
Torch rosemary with kitchen torch on a fire safe surface and cover with double rocks glass. Set aside.
Pour ice, tequila, tonic syrup, and lime juice in a shaker and shake well.
Lift smoked glass and fill with ice.
Strain cocktail over the ice and add seltzer to fill glass.
Garnish with a rosemary spring and enjoy!
Tequila and Seltzer Mix: Why not soda?
While soda water usually contains baking soda, seltzer water does not. Soda water is also sometimes referred to as seltzer, but the two are not synonymous.
So what is seltzer water? It’s CO2-enriched water. And what does that mean exactly? Well, it means that the gas that makes up carbonated water has been removed in order to make it more bubbly and refreshing than regular H2O. It doesn’t have any other additives or flavorings added to it at all!
Tips to Enjoy the Paloma Seltzer and Tequila
If you’re not sure if you’re going to like rosemary, this recipe is a great way to try it out before committing to smoking a whole batch of rosemary leaves.
Use tequila plata. You want as clean a flavor as possible, so don’t use dorado or añejo. The smokiness of the rosemary will clash with the oak of the aged tequila.
Don’t burn the rosemary too much. This will kill the flavor of your drink and make it bitter. You want the smoke to be just enough to complement the herbal notes of the drink without overpowering them.
Add a slice of orange for more citrus flavor!
Others Cocktails to Enjoy with Altos
If you are looking for a new cocktail to try this summer, we have some suggestions. Our tequila based cocktails are some of the most popular and the best way to enjoy a real tequila cocktail.
The following recipes are just a few of the many Altos’ own versions that you can easily prepare this summer:
- The Skinny Margarita Low Calorie
- The Spicy Chili Margarita
- A Prickly Pear Margarita
- The Spicy Margarita Cocktail
Olmeca Altos Silver to Enhance the Smoked Rosemary Tequila Cocktail
If you’re looking for an easy way to add some flavor and texture to your margarita without adding too much sugar, try making it with Altos Plata tequila.
Altos Plata is made from 100% blue agave, which means that when you drink it, the flavors of the agave are more concentrated and potent. This makes it a great choice if you’re looking for a premium drink experience.
Altos Plata is an award-winning high-proof tequila made from 100% blue agave. Appropriately named for the 2,100-meter peak that overlooks the distillery in Jalisco, Mexico, it is known for its crisp herb and citrus notes.