Picador

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Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Lime zest twist

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

1 1/2 fl oz Patrón Reposado tequila
3/4 fl oz Triple sec liqueur (40%)
3/4 fl oz Lime juice (freshly squeezed)
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Review:

The name might be more masculine but it still a classic Margarita. This 2:1:1 recipe is a touch on the sour side for most so you may want to add a 5ml (1 bar spoon) of agave or sugar syrup.

History:

Yes, you're right! This drink is exactly the same as a classically proportioned Margarita. It was published in W. J. Tarling's 1937 Cafe Royal Cocktail Book, 16 years before the first written reference to a Margarita.
"Picador
¼ fresh Lime of Lemon Juice.
¼ Cointreau.
½ Tequila.
Shake.
"

Conjecture suggests that this British recipe was copied by whichever American gave the Margarita its name. We've a page exploring the history of the Margarita cocktail and the various protagonists and their claims.

Nutrition:

There are approximately 152 calories in one serving of Picador.

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