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 is 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 first published in William J. "Billy" Tarling's 1937 Café Royal Bar Book, 16 years before the first written reference to a Margarita.

PICADOR
¼ fresh Lime of Lemon Juice.
¼ Cointreau.
½ Tequila.
Shake.

W. J. Tarling, 1937

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:

One serving of Picador contains 152 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.6 standard drinks
  • 24.19% alc./vol. (48.38° proof)
  • 21.8 grams of pure alcohol
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