Strong Paw

Strong Paw

1

The Honey Paw in Portland has been hot since it opened in 2015. It has a short but uber-creative list of cocktails. The tequila cocktail on the menu is Strong Paw. This is smoky, mildly spicy, full of citrus, and not too sweet; a nice departure from many of the more classic margarita varieties. At first sip, the lime is prevalent but the touch of honey balances the tartness beautifully without adding much sweetness. Next you taste the tequila, followed by the mezcal, a smooth transition that doesn’t overpower the tequila. Then there’s a hint of spice that hits the back of the throat but doesn’t linger. The verdict is a nicely balanced cocktail.

1½ ounces Reposado tequila *

½ ounce mezcal

¾ ounce Bärenjäger (honey liqueur)

1 ounce lime

¼ ounce honey syrup [2:1 Honey:Water (done by weight)]

5 drops of Thai bird chili tincture (Thai bird chilis soaked in high-proof vodka)

Combine all ingredients and shake vigorously with ice. Pour into a glass and garnish with a lime. Enjoy.

From Issue

No. 05 / Summer 2018

LOVE READING

edible MAINE?

You can have our exciting stories and beautiful images delivered right to your doorstep. Click HERE to purchase an annual subscription.

LOCAL FOOD NEWS,

SEASONAL RECIPES

AND EVENTS

DELIVERED FRESH

TO YOUR INBOX

Join the edible MAINE community!
 
SIGN UP NOW
for our e-newsletter and receive regular updates on local food issues, online exclusive stories, original recipes, sponsored buying guides and special issue sneak peeks.

Current Issue

No. 17 / Summer 2021

No. 17 / Summer 2021

Recent Recipes

The Italian on the Beach

The Italian on the Beach

The Spritz-Oh

The Spritz-Oh

The Honey Don’t… 
Forget Your Mask

The Honey Don’t…
Forget Your Mask

The Tongue Wiggler

The Tongue Wiggler

Cape Air Flight to P-Town

Cape Air Flight to P-Town

The Barrens

The Barrens

Homemade Sweet Vermouth

Homemade Sweet Vermouth

Oysters with Cucumber Radish Mignonette

Oysters with Cucumber Radish Mignonette

Lobster, Asparagus, and Daikon Summer Rolls with Orange, Sesame, and Chile Dipping Sauce

Lobster, Asparagus, and Daikon Summer Rolls with Orange, Sesame, and Chile Dipping Sauce

Fresh Corn Salad with Peas and Herbs

Fresh Corn Salad with Peas and Herbs

Strawberry Bruschetta with Ricotta and Arugula

Strawberry Bruschetta with Ricotta and Arugula

Young Carrots with Lemon, Thyme, and Olive Oil

Young Carrots with Lemon, Thyme, and Olive Oil

Recent eM Blog Posts

1/4