Tequila and Grenadine Cocktail w/ Newks Hot Sauce

Recipe by Newk’s Lead Mixologist, Rodolfo Ortega

I always find it interesting when a drink changes its flavor profile over time. One of the unique things about Newks salts is that it dissolves slowly. So why not use that to create a drinks that gets more complex and spicy over time.


1 1/2 ounces of Tequila
3/4 ounces of lime juice

1/2 ounces agave syrup (or honey)

3/4 ounces Cointreau or Triple Sec

1 1/2 ounces of Passion Fruit Purée

1 egg white.

Layer a thin foam of whipped egg white on top.

Alternatively, you may throw egg white in the mix and shake it up and pour. The egg white will separate itself, when shaken enough.

Mix all in a shaker with ice, and pour into a glass.

Sprinkle some Newks Salt or Newks Hot Sauce over the foam and garnish with a dried cayenne pepper.

Slowly mix some of the Salt so some of it mixes into the drink.

At first you will NOT notice any spice, however sip it slowly and the drink will reward you the more you wait.

Most drinks do the opposite, they dilute when the ice melts. I was looking for a metamorphosis.

The longer it sits the better it gets. As the Newks salt and sauce infuses the drink, spicy notes of Habanero and heat infuse the cocktail and you are left with a complex flavor profile reminiscent of a spicy, tropical night in Merida, Mexico.