Mix up a desert eagle tiki cocktail and enjoy the peaceful, easy feeling

Sep 13, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. ET
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As we watch the last embers of summer die in mid-September, just days before the autumn equinox, let's toast to the end of a crazy summer with this águila del desierto. That's Spanish for desert eagle, a tequila-based cocktail created by Glady's, a fine Caribbean joint in Brooklyn, New York. And it's as good an excuse as any to pick up some banana liqueur and a couple of those tiki mugs.

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This recipe does call for some specialty liqueurs. You could try making your own banana liqueur or adding a bit of banana purée.

Águila del desierto (desert eagle) 



  1. Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously.
  2. Pour into a tiki mug and top with pebbled ice.
  3. Garnish with pine leaves, a scored lime shell and pineapple wedge.

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