Adding herbs to cocktails is nothing new. Herbs enhance and augment flavors inherent in many base spirits. They are especially apt ingredients in cocktails using gin and tequila. The Pineapple Arugula Smash Cocktail uses the peppery and vegetal arugula as a main ingredient as it plays extremely well with similar flavors Charlotte finds in the Milagro Select Barrel Silver Tequila.
4 or 5 chunks of fresh pineapple
3/4 part simple syrup
3/4 part fresh lime juice
1 1/2 parts Milagro Select Barrel Silver Tequila (buy now on Caskers.com)
5 or 6 leaves of arugula (more for garnish)
Muddle pineapple and simple syrup in your mixing glass to release juices from the fruit.
Add remaining ingredients along with ice.
Shake to combine and chill.
Double strain over ice in a rocks glass.
Garnish with a few leaves of arugula.