Bésame (Kiss Me) Cocktail

Fruity cocktail with flower on table

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Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
309 Calories
8g Fat
49g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 309
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 53mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 35g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 65mg 326%
Calcium 60mg 5%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 517mg 11%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The bésame, which translates from Spanish to "​kiss me," is one of the best cocktails for romantic occasions. It features Agavero, an ultra-smooth tequila-based liqueur. Along with passion fruit juice and raspberries, this drink may just be the key to getting your date to pucker up.

Agavero is flavored with the essence of the Damiana flower. Known in Mexico for centuries as a potent aphrodisiac, the flower is infused into a blend of reposado and añejo tequilas made from 100% blue agave. The liqueur has a sweet agave nectar-like taste with herbal and floral accents.

This cocktail is a fantastic introduction to Agavero. It's paired with fresh limes and raspberries, gets a tropical twist from passion fruit, and is finished off with a bit of Chambord. Easy to mix up, it's a lovely, refreshing drink to share with that special someone in your life.

Ingredients

  • 2 lime wedges

  • 5 to 6 raspberries

  • 1 1/2 ounces Agavero Liqueur

  • 4 ounces passion fruit juice

  • 1 splash raspberry liqueur

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a cocktail shaker, add the lime wedges and raspberries. Muddle well to extract all the fruit juices.

  3. Add the Agavero and passion fruit juice, then a splash of raspberry liqueur.

  4. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well.

  5. Pour everything (without straining) into a highball glass.

  6. Serve and enjoy.

Tips

  • If you like, build this drink in a glass, then mix it by rolling it between two glasses. It's a fun bartending technique that puts on a bit of a show but requires some practice to pull off without spilling.
  • Passion fruit juice is not the most common type of juice. You can typically find it from brands like Maguary and Goya, either online or with natural or international foods at a grocer. It's also sometimes available as a frozen concentrate or you can juice fresh passion fruit.
  • If you're going to use frozen raspberries, thaw the berries first so they're easier to muddle.

Recipe Variations

  • Make the drink a little more refreshing by cutting the passion fruit juice in half and making up the volume with a light soda (e.g., club soda, ginger ale).
  • A very similar drink to this, you can also mix up a raspberry mojito. The only differences are that the mojito uses rum and adds mint and ginger ale, skipping the passion fruit. Agavero would be rather nice in that recipe as a rum substitute.

How Strong Is a Bésame?

This cocktail is filled with flavor but is delightfully light on the alcohol. Agavero's bottled at 64 proof and the drink mixes up to just 16 proof (8 percent ABV). That's lighter than a glass of wine, so it's a perfectly casual cocktail.