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Stone Raft

A combination of amontillado, mezcal, jalapeño tequila, celery bitters and a barspoon of agave nectar, the Stone Raft is a distant cousin of the Oaxaca Old-Fashioned, one of the first…

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Agave Nectar

(n.) A sweetener made from the agave plant. To make agave nectar, juice is extracted from the ripe heart of the plant (the piña), which is then filtered and heated…

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Agave

(n.) A cactus-like perennial plant native to the American Southwest and Mexico that yields a starchy heart (the piña) used to make tequila and agave nectar.

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Tommy’s Margarita

The Margarita—a blend of fresh lime juice, tequila and orange liqueur with an optional sweetener—is a potent, well-built entry in the cocktail canon. This one omits orange liqueur in favor…