the bird's nest cocktail

The Bird’s Nest – Tequila & Honey Cocktail

This tequila, honey and pineapple cocktail has a beautiful presentation – a round glass inside a bird’s nest.
in this drink, I use Patron reposado tequila for its distinctive taste.
a little bit of honey and cardamom syrup to give it a nice kick.
and to wrap it all together – some pineapple and egg white for a frothy texture.

Honey & Cardamom syrup

Because of the texture of honey, I never use it directly in cocktails, when honey is in its natural form he doesn’t incorporate so well with other ingredients.

The trick here is to make honey syrup.
this is super easy, all you need to do is mix together hot water and honey with 1:1 ratio by weight.
you can add to the mix any spice that pairs well with honey to give the syrup another layer of flavor.
for this syrup, I used some cardamom but you can throw in cinnamon, cloves or star anise.

After the syrup cools down just strain it into a clean bottle and you got yourself an awesome honey syrup.

spices that pair with tequila
Spices that pair well with honey

The Tequila

For this drink, I choose Reposado tequila.
Reposado is basically a slightly aged tequila, between 60 and 364 days.
this brief aging process is what gives the reposado its amber color and some slight notes of Oak and vanilla.
and those flavors are what make this type of tequila so suitable for cocktails.

Reposado tequila can be used to shake some really good Margaritas that has a more mature flavor.
there is something magical in the combination of high-quality tequila, fresh limes, and salt that is really hard to beat.

In short, choose a high-quality brand – it really makes a difference.

pineapple and tequila cocktail
tequila and pineapple cocktail

The Bird's Nest

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Patron Reposado, honey, cardamom, pineapple, and egg white.


  • 45ml / 1.5oz - Patron reposado.
  • 15ml / 0.5oz- honey and cardamon syrup.
  • 20ml / 3/4oz- fresh lemon juice.
  • 30ml / 1oz- pineapple juice
  • 1/2 egg white.


  1. add all ingredients except the tequila into a cocktail shaker without ice.
  2. dry shake vigorously for 20sec to incorporate all proteins and create forth.
  3. add ice to the shaker and the tequila and shake again to chill the drink.
  4. double strain into a pre-chilled glass add a big ice block and serve.

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