Cocktail recipe: La Futura at Mr. Chow

Recipe: La Futura
(Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

The famous Chinese restaurant Mr. Chow is known for being particularly celebrity friendly. So it comes as no surprise that the bar uses a celebrity-made tequila called Casamigos in its twisty take on a modern margarita called La Futura. The tequila comes courtesy of George Clooney and Rande Gerber, who claim that many tequila-fueled nights led them to try to make a super-smooth tequila perfect for being consumed neat without the aid of lemon or salt. We suggest making this drink by pouring a finger of the tequila for sipping before mixing the allotted amount in with fresh lime juice, tart pineapple juice, ginger liqueur and agave syrup. The resulting cocktail is both sweet and savory with the satisfying burn of fresh ginger.

Mr. Chow, 344 N. Camden Drive, Beverly Hills, (310) 278-9911.

La Futura

5 minutes. Serves 1


1 1/4 ounces tequila, preferably Casamigos Blanco

3/4 ounce ginger liqueur

1/2 ounce pineapple juice, or to taste

1/4 ounce lime juice, or to taste

1/2 ounce agave syrup, or to taste

Fresh ginger

In a cocktail shaker, combine the tequila with the ginger liqueur, pineapple juice, lime juice, agave syrup, a few pieces fresh ginger and ice. Shake well to bring out the flavor of the fresh ginger. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a piece of fresh ginger.



Calories 228

Protein 0

Carbohydrates 29 grams

Fiber 0


Fat 0

Cholesterol 0

Sugar 10 grams

Sodium 2 mg


NOTE: Adapted from a recipe by bartender Atilla Rubes of Mr. Chow.