Hair of the Tiger Cocktail

Hair of the Tiger Cocktail

Hair of the Tiger Cocktail

This brunch-appropriate cocktail marries the spicy Peruvian leche de tigre (tiger's milk) used to season the fish in ceviche with reposado tequila and fruity hot sauce for a zesty, umami-packed take on a classic Bloody Mary.Matt Taylor-Gross

Literally translating to "tiger's milk," leche de tigre is a critical part of Peruvian ceviche: The mix of citrus, chiles, aromatics, and fish stock flavors and gently "cooks" the raw fish. But in parts of Central and South America, it's also often sipped as a hangover cure. After testing several versions for The Secrets of Lima's Cutting-Edge Ceviche, we turned our leftovers into a zesty, revitalizing cocktail. The gentle spice and citrus notes of reposado tequila were just right with the heat and umami of the tiger's milk.

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