Matador

Difford's Guide
User Rating (18 ratings)

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Lemon zest twist

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.

5/6 fl oz Patrón Reposado tequila
5/6 fl oz Orange Curaçao liqueur
1 fl oz Noilly Prat Extra Dry
1/12 fl oz Del Maguey VIDA mezcal
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Review:

Best enjoyed as an alternative to a Dry Martini and best as a nightcap. The classic recipe is equal parts tequila, curaçao and dry vermouth, but I like to add a touch more mellowing vermouth and then kick it back up again with the merest splash of mezcal. This adaption was influenced by Jason E. Clapham, who recommended this cocktail to us with the addition of 5ml / 1 spoon of Wray & Nephew overproof rum to give "a bump" to original equal parts recipe.

History:

Adapted from a recipe in W. J. Tarling's 1937 Café Royal Cocktail Book.

MATADOR
1/3 Orange Curaçao.
1/3 French Vermouth.
1/3 Tequila.
Shake.

Billy Tarling, 1937

Nutrition:

One serving of Matador contains 169 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.6 standard drinks
  • 27.17% alc./vol. (54.34° proof)
  • 22.4 grams of pure alcohol
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