As the country and world reels from the horrific shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, FL, companies and individuals are trying to help the survivors and victims’ families. Orlando-based hospitality companies including Disney and Darden Restaurants have donated funds related to the tragedy.
The team at Mexican restaurant and tequila bar Añejo in New York also wanted to help, as many guests and staff are from the LGBT community, the business says. So James Horn, director of operations for the Añejo Restaurant Group, created a bespoke cocktail to raise funds for people affected by the Orlando attacks.
For each $13 Añejo Pulse cocktail sold throughout the month of June, $3 will be donated to the GoFundMe campaign set up to help the victim’s families. The Pulse Victim Fund campaign began with a goal of $100,000, and within four days has raised nearly $5 million from over 100,000 contributors from around the world.
Here’s the recipe for the Añejo Pulse:
1 ½ oz. Herradura Silver tequila
1 oz. Lime juice
¾ oz. Market blueberry puree
¾ oz. Thai basil syrup
Combine ingredients and shake. Strain over fresh ice in rocks glass rimmed with rainbow salt and garnish with Thai basil.