Matthew Benevoli’s La Joya uses his homemade ginger bug.
• 1.25 oz blanco tequila
• 0.5 oz elderflower liqueur
• 0.75 oz ginger bug
• 1 oz orange juice (preferably fresh-pressed)
• 0.25 oz lemon juice
• Garnish: lemon twist, orange slice or vibrant flower
Add all ingredients (except garnish) to a shaker tin with ice and shake for a few seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish. Serves 1.
—by Matthew Benevoli