Fall is definitely here – what better time than to hunker down at home with a fine tequila-based cocktail to warm the spirits? Yes, please!

Here at TasteTequila we are always looking for great tequila cocktail recipes, and we have to admit we don’t see very many on local San Francisco menus these days, probably because pisco and mezcal are the spirits de jour. Well, we say, give us more tequila!

Fortunately, our friend Adam Stemmler at Blind Tiger Cocktail Co. is a master at creating delicious and well-balanced cocktails using agave spirits. We had the fortune of meeting up with Adam at tequila mecca Cantina Mayahuel in San Diego not long ago. He showed us a tequila twist on a classic cocktail called “The Last Word,” which originally used gin.

Adam replaced the gin with Corazon blanco tequila, and magic was made.

Here’s the recipe if you want to try this at home.

In a shaker tin combine:

-1.5 ounces blanco tequila

-1 ounce green Chartreuse (a French cordial)

-1 ounce Maraschino Originale from Luxardo (an Italian cherry liqueur)

-1 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice

 Add ice and shake.

 Strain into a cocktail glass. (No garnish needed!)