I have been remiss with this blog, due to personal issues and, amazing to me, an unexpected treat: a trip to Mexico last month, to attend my niece’s wedding. Thanks to her and her husband’s generosity, we had a marvellous week of pampering at a lovely resort on the Riviera Maya, including a catamaran ride, a tour of the Mayan ruins at Tulum, and, most magical of all, a swim in a cenote. This drink reminds me of the amazing colours and tastes of that magical week. “Labna ha” is Mayan for “holy water,” which we were told is sort of a generic way to refer to all cenotes. Swimming in the cenote was easily the most magical thing I have ever done; if you get a chance, please take the plunge (literally and figuratively).
- 1 1/2 oz tequila (100% agave)
- 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice, fine strained
- 1/2 oz orange juice, fine strained
- 1/4 oz Cointreau
- 1/4 oz blue Curaçao
- 1/2 oz Lillet Blanc
Shake ingredients well over ice and strain into a cocktail glass.