Serve in anOld-fashioned glass
Lime or orange zest twist
How to make:
STIR one shot of tequila with three ice cubes (dry to the touch frozen ice, not wet ice) in a glass. Add agave syrup and bitters and two more ice cubes. STIR some more and add another two ice cubes and the rest of the tequila. STIR some more, and if you have room, add more ice.
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Tequila Old Fashioned
A hint of agave syrup sweetness knocks and dilution from the stirred ice knocks back the spirit's fire while opening and releasing agave flavours.
If you don't have Margarita bitters then Angostura bitters will do.
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