Mariposa is from Heaven Hill Distilleries, makers of Elijah Craig whiskey and Rittenhouse Straight Rye. Mariposa is a highly mixable, easy-to-use liqueur created from the finest agave nectar combined with 100-percent agave tequila and premium vodka.
Named for the Spanish translation for “butterfly,” Mariposa celebrates the Monarch butterfly that is indigenous to the Tequila region of Mexico. The artisanal liqueur is enhanced with hints of rose oil and gardenia which creates delicate layers of complex flavour and aroma.
Agave nectar comes from the same plant as tequila and is a substitute for simple syrup and sugar in your cocktails. Below are two delicious cocktail recipes.
The Great Migration
1.5 oz London Dry gin
.75 oz Mariposa Liquor
.75 oz lemon juice
.25 oz simple syrup
Raw sugar coated rim
Combine liquid ingredients in a shaker, rim stemmed cocktail glass with sugar. Shake ingredients and pour into rimmed cocktail glass, express lemon over top.
Bartender Matt Biancaniello of the Library Bar at the Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles created the Blueberry Morpho using Mariposa liqueur.
2.0 oz Mariposa
.75 oz fresh lime juice
1.0 oz fresh blueberry juice
Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker, fill with ice. Shake and strain into an old fashioned glass over a large ice cube. Garnish with fresh blueberries and a slice of lime. (Alternative options: pomegranate or grape juice would also work well with the floral notes in the Mariposa.)