Long stir, strain, straight up, cocktail glass, flame garnish, drop in drink.


This is a version intended to simulate Amer Picon. The use of tequila instead of gin is unexpected. Unnamed by its creator. Named by the poster in coordination with Chuck Taggart.

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Posted by Dan on 6/06/2010
Created by
Chowhound pb n foie based on the Hoskins by Chuck Taggart
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  • Reduced maraschino to 0.5 oz and added 0.75 oz lime juice. — ★★★
  • little too sweet — ★★
  • I add 3/4 oz lime and reduce Maraschino to 1/2 oz. This recipe deviates from the original, but as revised is a great drink. It is rather like a spicy, slightly bitter, more interesting Margarita. — ★★★★★
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As the creator of the Hoskins cocktail, may I suggest that if you're going to change the base spirit and the primary modifier you might as well rename it and make it your own. :) Looks good -- I'll give it a try.

Dan commented on 9/08/2011:

Name changed from Hoskins Cocktail (Amer Picon-less version) to The Mexican Hoskins Cocktails.

And the creator should be correctly attributed to Butters, who is a member here (a.k.a. PB & Foie).

It's good, but has an insane amount of maraschino. I'd like to try it again but with the original Hoskins level of 1/2 oz.

I put this in a rocks glass because it's so sweet