AGWA Cocao Leaf Liqueur
One of the difficulties living in a remote town like Santa Fe, is discovering new porducts with which to work. This may become more of a challenge as the New Mexico Legislature tries to stop interstate purchase of alcohol.
I read a lot of product reviews each week, and hear about liquors and liqueurs not available where I am, but I can find them online. And if they are of strong interest to me, I’ll buy from out of state and start to play.
Sometimes I hit it lucky, though, and find something on the shelf (or passed to me by a distributor), and get my hands on something new (at least new to me).
Yesterday, I had one such occasion with AGWA, a cocoa leaf liqueur from Bolivia. Unlike most other cocao liueurs, it is made form the leaf instead of the bean. SO needless to say, I started to play….
2 oz Reposado tequila
1 oz AGWA
1/2 fresh lime juice
Stake with ice and strain over ice in a salt margarita or rocks glass.
Hazel Eyes Cocktail
2 oz London dry gin
1 oz AGWA
1 teaspoon curacao
1-2 dashes Peyshaud bitters
Stir and strian up in a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.