Serve in aCoupe glass
Lime zest twist
How to make:
SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.
|1 2/3 fl oz||Patrón Reposado tequila|
|5/6 fl oz||Giffard Abricot du Roussillon liqueur|
|5/6 fl oz||Lime juice (freshly squeezed)|
|1/12 fl oz||Agave syrup (optional)|
|4 drop||Difford's Margarita Bitters (optional)|
Read about cocktail measures and measuring.
Apricot brandy replaces triple sec in what otherwise follows the same recipe as a classic Margarita (2 tequila, 1 triple sec, 1 lime juice). As with classic Margaritas, depending on tastes you may want to add 2.5ml (half bar spoon) or more agave syrup.
This twist on the Margarita was first published in William J. "Billy" Tarling's 1937 Café Royal Bar Book.
TOREADORW. J. Tarling, 1937
¼ Apricot Brandy.
¼ Fresh Lime or Lemon Juice.
As well as this Margarita riff, Tarling also lists another drink called a Picador which is identical to the modern-day "Original" Margarita. When considering the origins of the Margarita, it's worth remembering that Tarling's book was published 16 years before the first written reference to a cocktail named Margarita.
One serving of Toreador contains 174 calories.
- 1.5 standard drinks
- 20.66% alc./vol. (41.32° proof)
- 21.2 grams of pure alcohol
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