5 O’ Clock Friday: Tingle your Taste Buds with The Cilantro

CilantroOne more Cinco de Mayo drink for you to impress your friends with!  Below, The Cilantro, a signature cocktail from Chris Parke at Raphael Restaurant in Studio City, Calif.  Parke, mixologist for Raphael, is renowned for creating one-of-a-kind cocktails with the freshest of juices and herbs. Fresh cilantro, lime juice and jalapeno combine for a spicy, yet light and summery, kick.  Happy Cinco de Mayo amigas!

The Cilantro
Signature Raphael Cocktail by Chris Parke

2 oz. Karma Tequila
Fresh cilantro
1 oz. agave nectar
1 oz. fresh lime juice
2 slices jalapeño

Muddle jalapeño and a pinch of fresh cilantro in the bottom of a glass. Fill the glass with ice and pour in tequila, lime juice and agave nectar.  Shake well and strain over ice into a bucket glass. Garnish with a lime wheel and orange twist.