Hive Mind.

Where is my Mind?


Hive Mind.

A fair old whiley ago we talked about making some chipotle infused tequila for use in my very own Sun Stone. I don’t really like having ingredients that have just a single use so I feel it’s about time to do something more with our smoky, spicy tequila which you can read the instructions for making here. It’s worth noting that the prices for good quality, additive free, 100% agave tequila have gone through the roof since then so I’d add that if you’re strapped for cash you could just about get away with a less diligently made tequila or even decent mixto (to the very limited extent that such a thing exists).

The Hive Mind mitigates the spiciness of the chipotle with lemon juice and honey – a most soothing combination – and a touch of the marvellous amaro Montenegro which all good cocktailista should have in stock. While this combination will still give an exciting prickle on the lips and satisfying smoky warmth it still goes down smoothly and won’t give you any tummy troubles. The making of the chipotle tequila aside (which keeps pretty much indefinitely by the way) the Hive Mind is a simple shake-and-strain sour that craves no garnish and asks of no fancy techniques. It’s a bangin’ spring/summer drink that might be presented to guests when a Margarita seems just a touch to safe and predictable.

Hive Mind.

1.5oz / 45ml Chipotle infused tequila.

0.5oz / 15ml Amaro Montenegro.

10z / 30ml fresh lemon juice.

0.5oz / 15ml honey syrup (3:1).

Shake with ice and double strain into a chilled Champagne coupé.

Toast The Pixies (for no particular reason).


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