Electric "Tequila" Eel

Kim and I (mostly Kim) have been working on different cocktails in the “Test Kitchen” for some time now. I think it is time to start sharing some of them with you. The first was inspired by a recipe found on the Tory Burch Blog.  Actually, our friend Kelly (@dp_snfoodies) found it there.  Like any other recipe I get my hands on, I had to tweak it to my own liking.  In this case I changed the alcohol and the amount of one key ingredient.

Here is the recipe (My Tequila Version):

  • 8 fresh sage leaves (muddled)
  • 2oz pineapple juice
  • 3/4oz simple syrup
  • 1/2oz lemon juice
  • 2oz good tequila (I used a nice Anejo “Costco Kirkland” – Yum!)

Shake and strain into a tumbler over ice.  Garnish with a sage leaf.

Here is the recipe (Kim & Kelly’s  Vodka Version):

  • 6 fresh sage leaves (muddled)
  • 2oz pineapple juice
  • 3/4oz simple syrup
  • 1/2oz lemon juice
  • 2oz good tequila (They used Grey Goose)

Shake and strain into a martini glass.  Garnish with a sage leaf.

This is the first of hopefully many drink recipes from our Test Kitchen.  If you have any ideas you would like to share or have us play with, please send them to me at  jason@saturdaynightfoodies.com