Infante Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:20%

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Infante cocktail is a modern classic, created by Giuseppe Gonzalez, formerly of Clover Club in Brooklyn. It's a tequila-based cocktail, with a hint of orgeat (almond syrup), lime juice, and nutmeg. It's a favorite among tequila lovers and those who appreciate a balanced, refreshing cocktail with a hint of sweetness and spice.

How Infante Tastes?

The Infante cocktail is a delightful blend of sweet, sour, and spicy. The tequila provides a robust base, the orgeat adds a sweet almond flavor, the lime juice gives it a tangy kick, and the nutmeg adds a warm, spicy finish.

Interesting facts about Infante

  • The Infante cocktail is named after the Spanish word for 'prince'.
  • It was created by Giuseppe Gonzalez, a well-known bartender in the New York cocktail scene.
  • Despite its modern creation, it's often considered a classic cocktail due to its balance and complexity of flavors.



For the brave at heart, tequila is the spirit that kicks off this party. It's 2 oz because that's the sweet spot - enough to let you feel the warmth without setting your insides ablaze. If you skimp on it, you'll have a tame dragon, but too much and your fire-breathing skills might just ruin the fiesta. Without tequila, well, it's like a beach without sand - sadly incomplete. Want to experiment? Try mezcal for a smokier twist.

Alex Green


This is the secret sauce, the sweet, nutty whisper in the night. With 0.75 oz, it hugs the tequila without suffocating it. Too little, and the drink loses its luscious depth; too much, and you're basically drinking almond syrup. Forget it, and your cocktail is just a sunny day with no shade. An alternative? Almond milk can step in, though it's more of a whisper than a shout.

Emma Rose

Lime Juice

The life of the party - 0.75 oz of lime juice provides just enough zing to keep things interesting. More, and you'll pucker more than kiss; less, and it’s like a high-five without the clap. No lime juice equals a dance floor with no music. Margarita mix is a possible stand-in, but beware, it brings extra sweetness to the shindig.

Mary Mitkina


Just a pinch, like a dash of mystery that keeps you coming back for more. Too much and it's like an overbearing perfume, too little and, well, it's just missing that 'something'. Skip it, and your Infante is dressed with nowhere to go. No nutmeg? Try cinnamon for a different kind of spicy intrigue.

Alex Green

Recipe. How to make Infante Drink

  1. Fill a shaker with ice.
  2. Add 2 oz of tequila, 0.75 oz of orgeat, and 0.75 oz of lime juice.
  3. Shake well until chilled.
  4. Strain into a chilled glass.
  5. Grate a pinch of nutmeg over the top of the cocktail for garnish.

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh lime juice for the best flavor.
  • Chill your glass before serving to keep the cocktail cold longer.
  • Grate the nutmeg fresh for the most flavor.

Perfect Pairings

Food Pairings

  • Grilled Seafood: The smoky flavors of grilled fish or shrimp complement the bright acidity of the lime juice in the Infante cocktail.
  • Chicken or Beef Tacos: The hearty and spicy flavors of tacos pair nicely with the refreshing and nutty notes of the cocktail.
  • Cheese Plate: A selection of mild cheeses, such as panela or queso fresco, can balance the zesty lime and rich orgeat in the drink.

Drink Pairings

  • Cold Brew Coffee: The nutty and sweet aspects of cold brew coffee can create a pleasant contrast with the citrusy and tequila notes of the Infante.
  • Sparkling Water: A palate-cleansing glass of sparkling water between sips can enhance the cocktail's refreshing quality.

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What you could change in Infante

  • Tequila: Can be substituted with Mezcal for a smokier flavor.
  • Orgeat: Can be substituted with almond milk, but it will be less sweet.
  • Lime Juice: Can be substituted with lemon juice for a different citrus note.

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And of course - twists🍹

Smoky Infante

  • Use mezcal instead of tequila for a smoky touch.
  • Add 2 dashes of Angostura bitters to enhance complexity.
  • Follow the original recipe for shaking and garnishing.
  • Flavor: Expect a smokier, more mysterious drink that dances in the shadow of a wood-burning fire. It's the cousin from Oaxaca you always wondered about.

Hibiscus Infante

  • Infuse the tequila with dried hibiscus flowers before use.
  • Replace orgeat with agave syrup for a floral sweetness.
  • Continue using lime juice and garnish with a sprinkle of edible hibiscus powder.
  • Flavor: This twist blooms with floral notes, combining a garden party's elegance with tequila's robust embrace.

Spiced Infante

  • Infuse the tequila with cinnamon sticks and a few whole cloves.
  • Swap out orgeat for a cinnamon syrup.
  • Maintain lime juice proportions and add a star anise for garnish.
  • Flavor: A drink that's like a warm hug on a cool autumn evening, swirling with spices and memories of holiday feasts.

In case you forgot basics how to make Infante

Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Infante

What is the origin of tequila?

Tequila is a distilled beverage made from the blue agave plant, primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila in Mexico's west-central region.

What glass is best suitable for serving the Infante cocktail?

The Infante cocktail is best served in a classic cocktail or coupe glass.

What is the significance of shaking a cocktail?

Shaking a cocktail helps to mix the ingredients well, chill them and add a bit of dilution, which can help to balance the flavors.

Can I make my own orgeat syrup at home?

Yes, although it can be time-consuming, homemade orgeat syrup can provide better flavor depth and freshness. It generally involves soaking almonds in water, sweetening and straining.

Is there a substantial difference in using the substitutes mentioned?

While substitutions can mimic the original ingredients, they may alter the cocktail's taste, as each ingredient has its unique flavor profile.

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