|Served||On the rocks: poured over ice|
|Standard garnish||slice of unpeeled apple|
|Standard drinkware||Highball glass|
|Commonly used ingredients|
|Preparation||Pour the tequila and unfiltered apple cider into glass over ice. Add the lemon juice and creme de cassis and stir. Garnish and serve.|
The Chimayó cocktail was created by Arturo Jaramillo, owner of the Rancho de Chimayó restaurant in Chimayó, New Mexico in 1965, the Chimayó Cocktail is a tequila and apple cider based drink. Legend has it that Jaramillo was looking for use for the apples that are plentiful in the Chimayó valley when he stumbled onto what would soon become the signature drink of his restaurant.
Preparation and serving
The Chimayó Cocktail is created by mixing 1½ oz tequila with 1 oz unfiltered apple cider, 1/4 oz fresh lemon juice and 1/4 oz creme de cassis over ice. According to Eric Felten, who has won a James Beard Award for Newspaper Writing on Spirits, Wine and Beer, the "touch of casis...gives the drink a pleasant, pale purplish hue and the sweetness needed to balance the tart lemon taste."
- How’s Your Drink? Cocktails, Culture, and the Art of Drinking by Eric Felten, Surrey Books 1997
- Food of Santa Fe International