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Celebrate the start of the weekend with a cocktail that takes its lead for Central America, with a mix of tequila, honey and lime.

The Ancient Aztec is made with Don Julio Blanco, with its delicious notes of sweet and citrus, mezcal and a honey syrup (made with equal measures of water and local organic acacia honey). Based on the classic ‘Penicillin’ cocktail with many dimensions of flavour, Hasse describes it as ‘nectar from the Gods’. Perfectly paired with salmon or white fish, the Ancient Aztec gives fish a little smokiness and a spicy edge. ‘We like using Danish ingredients like local honey in the Ancient Aztec, but it’s also fun to offer less familiar flavours,’ he says, ‘I love bringing a fifth element to cocktails.’

Images by Sidsel og Lasse

The Ingredients

Don Julio Reposado • 40ml
Del Maguey mezcal • 10ml
St Germain • 10ml
Fresh lime juice • 20ml
Acacia honey syrup • 20ml
Fresh ginger • 2 pieces
Contains 18 grams of alcohol per serve

Muddle the ingredients together. Shake. Double strain into a rocks glass.

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