Created by bartender Christian Rubio, the Cuernavaca is meant to be the staple cocktail for Avila spirits.

Named after the capital of the Morelos region, which is where Avila is made, the cocktail uses fresh ingredients to create a refreshing, easy to enjoy cocktail.

Christian Rubio

Christian Rubio

Rubio created the cocktail after being approached by Revel Spirits, the brand bringing Avila to the US market. The team at revel was on the hunt for a perfect cocktail to be the go-to for Avila, and after stopping by Rubio’s bar, they knew he was the bartender to create it for them.

To learn more about Avila, the Cuernavaca, and Christian Rubio, check out the feature in our upcoming issue.

The Cuernavaca cocktail, bottle in background

The Cuernavaca

The Cuernavaca

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Revel Avila
  • 8 Basil Leaves
  • 1/2 oz. Agave Nectar
  • 3/4 oz. Lime Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Orange Juice
  • 2 drops of Peychauds Bitters
  • Top w/ Ginger Beer

Preparation: Lightly muddle the basil in a tin. Add all other ingredients except ginger beer. Shake and double strain over into an old fashioned glass over a large cube of ice. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with a basil leaf and dehydrated lime wheel.