That we’ve become big fans of the mixological mysticism of Adam Seger is no secret. So though we normally file cocktaily gimmicks in our perpetual maybe file, the notion that Seger has concocted a diet-friendly potion caught our eye. And his publicist has been so kind to forward the recipe for the LookBetterNaked martini, along with this description of its, um, benefits:
“The LookBetterNaked margarita is made from all-natural ingredients, including Partida Reposado tequila, Sambazon Organic Acai, organic agave nectar, rosemary, egg white and fresh squeezed lime juice. Using a Sambazon Pure Organic Acai smoothie pack and Partida Organic Agave Nectar, the margarita is filled with antioxidants, amino acids, dietary fiber, iron, calcium, cholesterol-reducing fructans and Vitamins A and C. The rosemary is rich in vitamin E, preventing cancer and skin damage. An egg white provides a lean source of protein, while the fresh lime juice prevents heart disease and gives an extra dose of Vitamin C. TheLookBetterNaked margarita is this year’s answer to those countless toasts of the season.
1.5 ounces Partida Estate Reposado Tequila
1/2 ounce Sambazon Pure Organic Acai
3/4 ounces Partida Organic Agave Nectar
4″ sprig rosemary, top inch reserved for a garnish
1/2 ounce organic egg white
1 lime fresh squeezed
Equal parts organic salt with 50 trace minerals and fresh cracked organic green peppercorns. Remove rosemary leaves from the woody stem. Muddle in a 16 ounce pint glass until aromatic. Add liquid Ingredients. Rim a chilled 10 ounce cocktail glass with salt and pepper. Shake liquid ingredients vigorously until metal shaker is frosted. Strain into chilled, rimmed glass and float a 1″ rosemary sprig on top.”
Of course, it’s available for $13 at his restaurant, Nacional 27, 325 West Huron, Chicago, in case you’d rather save your strength for hoisting the glass.
Look Better Naked is also the advertising tagline for David Barton Gym, where its meaning is more literal. As for the magic of the Nacional 27 take, we’ll take three and tell you in the morning.