Toreador

Difford's Guide
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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 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)
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Review:

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.

History:

This twist on the Margarita was first published in William J. "Billy" Tarling's 1937 Café Royal Bar Book.

TOREADOR
½ Tequila.
¼ Apricot Brandy.
¼ Fresh Lime or Lemon Juice.
Shake.

W. J. Tarling, 1937

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.

Nutrition:

One serving of Toreador contains 174 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.5 standard drinks
  • 20.65% alc./vol. (41.3° proof)
  • 21.2 grams of pure alcohol
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