Recipe: Añejo Smash | chicago foodie girl


Recipe: Añejo Smash

Welcome back to Thirsty Thursday, aka my favorite day of the week! :-)

Despite the shortened work week, Thirsty Thursday really could not come fast enough. After spending Sunday and Monday cuddled up with my giant grading pile (5 writing assignments x 120 students = ridiculousness), I managed to start off Tuesday morning by locking my entire bag (which held my keys & wallet) in my car at the train station. F-ing hell!! In my sixteen years of driving, I've locked my keys in my car two other times - once was shortly after I got my first car (I dropped my keys on the floor as I was getting out of the car & didn't realize it until I had already locked/closed the door) and the second time was earlier this year. Yes, I did the exact same thing on Tuesday that I did a few months ago - I threw my keys in my backpack (in the passenger seat) and locked the doors as I was getting out of the car. I didn't even realize what I had done until I walked around to the passenger seat to grab my bag. Whoops. So not cool... especially considering I was thirty minutes from my house & in the 'burbs. Ugh. Thankfully, I have awesome colleagues and some really fantastic students in my classes, so at least the entire week wasn't a total loss after all of the drama.

This week's pick is a drink I recently tried for the first time and fell in love with the moment the first sip passed my lips. As I've mentioned in the past, while I am a fan of the fruity cocktails, I also have a major love for minty drinks. The Añejo Smash is fruity, minty, and slushy - it's like a tequila version of a lemony mint julep (i.e. delicious!). While it's massively strong, it's also quite refreshing. It's the perfect end-of-the-week/end-of-summer/Democratic National Convention drinking game drink!

Añejo Smash
1 & 1/2 oz. Añejo Tequila
1/2 oz. Grand Marnier
3/4 oz. agave syrup
6-8 fresh mint leaves
4 lemon wedges

1. Combine tequila, Grand Marnier, agave syrup, and lemon wedges in a shaker with ice.

2. Shake, then strain into a rocks glass packed with crushed ice.

3. Garnish with mint leaves.


  1. My sympathies on your keys. I've been in that position more times than I'd care to count! It's such a terrible feeling.

    That drink sounds fab!!

  2. It is SO good!! It will knock you out, but you'll be very happy! :-)

  3. Me likey strong drinks! I'm a firm believe in instant gratification! Lol

  4. I'm not a fan of tequila. But combination does sound intriguing,

    Sorry about the locking of your keys. High nuisance value, that.

    P.S.: I hate having to prove I'm not a robot. This is very challenging for a Bear, since our species have notoriously bad eyesight.

  5. I've done that before. Don't you find it somewhat traumatizing? :-) I love the idea of this drink! It sounds incredibly strong, but perfect!

  6. @Rob-bear: I hate them, too! Unfortunately, I always get tons of spam when I turn it off. :-(

    @Renee: Yes!! Although the entire incident only took a few hours from start to finish, I was completely exhausted by the time I was actually able to climb back into my car.

    The drink is definitely strong, but it's so good! I just have to stop after one or else I'll pass out. :-)


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