Thanks to Ted Gibson for the 'Ocho, Dos, Tres' cocktails he made for the 60 people in attendance at our Ocho paired dinner at Rancho Valencia!
|Ocho, Dos, Tres cocktail by Ted Gibson|
OCHO, DOS, TRES…
Garnish: Grapefruit Peel, Sage Leaf
Method: Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice. Gently stir. Strain into rocks glass over 1 large ice cube or ice sphere. Garnish. Enjoy.
Recipe: 1.5 oz Ocho Plata ‘La Latilla’, .75 oz Sage-Infused Blanc Vermouth, .5 oz Grapefruit-Infused St. Germain
Origin: Created for the All Agave Club dinner with Tequila Ocho at Rancho Valencia Resort, in San Diego, California. I wanted to present an aperitif-style cocktail that truly celebrated the La Latilla Plata. The goal was to complement and enhance the wonderful citrus and herbal notes present in the tequila. There are only 3 main ingredients in the cocktail, but it was important that Tequila Ocho was the star, so the name ‘Ocho, Dos, Tres’ made sense…Ocho comes first!