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.
1.5 fl oz Aguardiente
6 g Granulated Sugar
7 Ice Cube
1 Whole Star Anise
110 mL Heike Mate
Cut 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 Granulated Sugar to the shaker.
Add Ice Cube, 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 Cube 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.