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cheers Montaigne highball, Baccarat ($110) let it rain Y mole, or grilled fish. Arriba! BC Todd English's RainmakER 1 1 1 1 ⁄2 ⁄2 1⁄2 1⁄4 oz. Don Julio Blanco oz. fresh strawberry jalapeño preserves oz. fresh lime juice oz. agave nectar In a shaker, combine tequila, lime juice, strawberry jalapeño preserves, and agave; shake hard. Pour into a highball glass and serve. Money umbrella optional. 72 TODD ENGLISH HOPES HIS SIGNATURE TEQUILA COCKTAIL MAKES GOOD THINGS GROW. ou might find him sipping his version of The Rainmaker on the porch of The Summer House on Nantucket or while holding up the bar at the end of a long night at the newly reopened Olives in Charlestown, as tequila is Todd English's go-to spirit. This signature cock- tail is inspired by his new line of infused tequilas, set to release this summer. "I love to make good things happen when I can—make it rain," English says. "So The Rainmaker is a play on having fun, whether it's rain- ing money or happiness. In my case, it's usually both," he jokes. Using Don Julio Blanco for its light body, citrus notes, and bright (not too aged) finish, English adds peak-season strawberries and fresh jalapeños, or he makes a preserve out of the two. "It's a nice balance of sweet with a touch of heat to the back of your palate," he says. He pairs it with a taco, his lobster guaca- photography by william brinson; origami art by gabriel willow; styling by mariana velásquez for big leo productions

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