The Lovestruck by Lemon with Hornitos Black Barrel Tequila: A Valentine’s Day cocktail good anytime

Lovestruck by Lemon Cocktail
The Lovestruck by Lemon Cocktail featuring Hornitos Black Barrel Tequila

Today I bring you another cocktail for Valentine’s Day. Yes, I know it’s over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still drink to it. If a cocktail is good, keep it in your repertoire.  You don’t have to say it was for Valentine’s Day; just call it a good cocktail. This one was developed by Hornitos, so I take no credit for it.

Like I said last time, Valentine’s Day sucks, but I hope you made yours good! By that, I mean I hope you stayed home and cuddled and made your significant other  a few choice cocktails. The Lovestruck by Lemon featuring Hornitos Black Barrel tequila is a perfect choice when you’re making drinks for a mixed crowd of classic cocktail lovers and those who like newer, sweeter cocktails. In other words, when you want a cocktail for both you and your sweetie.

The Lovestruck by Lemon Cocktail recipe

I have featured cocktails with Hornitos’ new Black Barrel tequila before. It’s just so darn easy to mix with; it tastes good in practically everything. I even like it on ice by itself. If you’re looking for an unusual spirit to give the whiskey drinker in your life, go for Hornitos Black Barrel. Just be sure they will be open to it. Some people won’t touch anything that they think has tequila in it. Me, I don’t understand those people, but I have met a few of them. But if someone’s open to it, Hornitos Black Barrel is interesting and tasty.

To make the Lovestruck by Lemon cocktail, combine in a shaker with ice:

  • 1 1/4 oz Hornitos Black Barrel
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 1/4 oz agave syrup

and strain into an Old Fashioned or similar glass over a large ice cube. Garnish with a lemon slice.

Sure, it’s just a sour, but the proportions are spot on with this one. Hell, most drinks are some version of a sour. After all, if you look at how tastes work, we want to maximize the number of tastes that each quaff brings us. In other words, if it has both sweet and sour, we like it more than if it just has sweet.

The Lovestruck by Lemon cocktail tastes almost like a lemon drop candy. The agave mixes beautifully with the Black Barrel and may even accentuate the tequila’s sweetness. It really is a damn good sour, and it should please everyone.

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