Abuela's Tequila Twist

Abuela's Tequila Twist is a tequila-based cocktail with a delightful buñuelo syrup twist, featuring a blend of Tequila Don Julio Reposado, two dashes of Angostura bitters, a dash of chocolate mole bitters, and a sweet syrup infused with cinnamon and vanilla. Created by Miami bartender Eddie Fuentes, this unique concoction pays homage to the traditional old-fashioned but adds a refreshing and unexpected flavor profile that delights the palate.

Abuela's Tequila Twist

A tequila-spiked twist on the classic old-fashioned, with a buñuelo syrup that adds a sweet, cinnamon-vanilla kick.

4.38 from 89 votes
Prep Time 1 mins
Cook Time 4 mins
Total Time 5 mins


  • 1.50 oz Tequila Don Julio Reposado
  • 0.30 oz buñuelo syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 dash chocolate mole bitters
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 2 star anise


  1. For the buñuelo syrup, bring cinnamon, vanilla, and star anise to a boil in 2 cups of water on high heat for 10 minutes.
  2. Add sugar and stir until dissolved, then lower heat and let simmer for 1 minute.
  3. Strain the syrup into a large container, add lemon juice, and let it cool.
  4. For the cocktail, combine Tequila Don Julio Reposado, buñuelo syrup, Angostura bitters, and chocolate mole bitters into an old-fashioned glass with ice.
  5. Stir well and garnish with an orange and lemon twist.