This is the summer of Josh Brolin. First, we saw him take on the role as Thanos in The Avengers: Infinity War, now as Matt Graver in SICARIO: Day of the Soldado. When asked to create a recipe for this movie, we immediately went to a cocktail. Why? Well, the answer is simple, who doesn’t love a cocktail and an action movie?
“In SICARIO: Day of the Soldado, the series begins a new chapter. In the drug war, there are no rules – and as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border, federal agent Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) calls on the mysterious Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro), whose family was murdered by a cartel kingpin, to escalate the war in nefarious ways. Alejandro kidnaps the kingpin’s daughter to inflame the conflict – but when the girl is seen as collateral damage, her fate will come between the two men as they question everything they are fighting for.”
The idea for The Soldado came primarily from the fact that we really wanted to create a cocktail recipe that used tequila. However, instead of creating a take on a Paloma or Margarita we decided to add a bit of rum. We also added sweet vermouth and a few other ingredients including AZ Bitters Lab Mi Casa Bitters to round it out.
We hope you enjoy The Soldado! Want to see SICARIO: Day of the Soldado? Well, you’re in luck! We are giving away 5 pairs of screening tickets for a sneak preview! The screening will be held at Tempe Marketplace on Tuesday, June 26th. The screening starts at 7 pm and the winners should arrive at 6:15 in order to guarantee their seating. Winners will be selected on Sunday, June 24th. Good luck!
- 1 oz Diplomatico Dark Rum
- 1 oz Silver Tequila
- 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
- .5 oz Real Black Cherry Syrup
- 1 dash AZ Bitters Lab Mi Casa Bitters
- Stir all ingredients in a cocktail mixing glass over ice.
- Serve up.
- Garnish with a Luxardo Cherry.