The AguaMate is based on South American Mate tea and Aguardiente. Aguardiente is a star anise-based spirit that goes hand in hand with strong Mate-tea flavors - perfect for hot summer days.
1 Fresh Lime
1 1/2 oz Aguardiente
6 g Sugar
3 Ice Cubes
1 Whole Star Anise
1/3 bottle Heike Mate
4 Ice Cubes
Cut Fresh Lime in half.
Add the juice of half the lime to the Jigger (metal cup shaped like a shot glass).
Add Aguardiente to the shaker.
Add the lime juice to the shaker.
Add Sugar to the shaker.
Add Ice Cubes, close the shaker, and shake in a front to back motion at shoulder height for about 10 seconds until all the ice is crushed and the ingredients are mixed.
Add Ice Cubes to a tall glass and pour out the inside mix using the strainer.
Add Heike Mate to the glass.
Give the mix a quick stir with the cocktail spoon. Garnish with a piece of lime and the Whole Star Anise.