A-lot-eh Corn & Tequila

Elote (read: Eh-loat-eh) is an amazing street food found south of the border, that combines roasted sweet corn, lime juice, chili powder, and “crema” to combine sweet, earthy, sour, and spicy all into one delicious bite. 

Corn in cocktails? The thought randomly popped in my head, and I wasn’t sure how it’d work, but I’m glad to report – it IS EXQUISITE! After what was supposed to be a one-week vacation had turned into a total of two years of residence in Mexico, I got hooked on “elote” so I decided to put it in cocktail form, and I highly recommend this one. It has “A-Lot-Eh” Corn flavor, and “A-Lot-Eh” Tequila, combined with all the other flavors of authentic Mexican Street Corn.

2 oz. Reposado Tequila (smoked tequila if you’re adventurous)
1 fresh corn cob
1.5 oz. of fresh lime juice
1 egg white
Sea Salt
Tajin Chili Powder

Cut of all the corn kernels off of the cob and put in a metal cocktail shaker. Muddle the fresh kernels until all of the corn has been fully smashed and all of the “milk” has been extracted – or use a fruit juicer if you have access. Add the tequila, lime juice, and egg white and vigorously shake until the mixture is a yellow cream. Pour through a very fine strainer, over fresh ice in a glass with a salted and Tajin Chili Powdered rim. Garnish with a lime wheel.

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Cocktail & Photo by: Bryan Whitaker