Anticuado: Mexican Old Fashioned Cocktail

Anticuado: Mexican Old Fashioned Cocktail


It’s only 10:30 am here, so I have a lot of coffee to go before it’s cocktail time. And boy, with the week I am having, I cannot wait to kick back with a drink

If I were Don Draper, it would be okay to make myself one of these Old Fashioned cocktails right now. But, I’m not an ad man, just a mad mother. I am like Don, though, in that I love the fruity, bitter flavors of a strong Whiskey Old Fashioned.

The Anticuado (Spanish for Old Fashioned) version substitutes tequila for the whiskey for a very nice change up.

If you make one and raise your glass at 6 pm EST, I’ll give you a virtual cheers. :)

Anticuado: Mexican Old Fashioned Cocktail
Anticuado: Mexican Old Fashioned Cocktail


1 teaspoon agave syrup
¼ teaspoon kirsch
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
5 drops fruit bitters
3 ounces reposado tequila
Slice of lime and a kirsch cherry (recipe below), to serve


1. In a rocks glass, muddle agave syrup, kirsch, lime juice and fruit bitters.

2. Add 4 ice cubes and tequila. Stir and garnish with lime and a kirsch cherry (recipe below).

Makes one drink

Recipe from the Wall Street Journal

Kirsch Cherries


Ripe cherries (I used Maraschino)


1. Cut a ripe cherry in half vertically, around the pit, leaving stem and pit intact on one half. Drop both halves into a straight-sided drinking glass. Add as many more cherries as you like. Cover with kirsch and let steep 8-10 hours.

Anticuado: Mexican Old Fashioned Cocktail

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