Some of the biggest flavours on the back bar are corralled, tamed and made to play together nicely to produce an assertive but very quaffable cocktail.
A 2:1 Dry Martini that's like no gin or vodka comparison – it's arguably better.
To quote a long time Californian and frequent visitor to America's Southwest, this recipe is a classic Margarita but with a few tweaks. Usually a silver/blanco
Citrusy fresh and herbaceous, particularly caraway from the Kummel, with tequila providing the backbone.
I was tempted to also split the citrus juice to also bring lemon or even pink grapefruit juice into this cocktail but when I made the recipe above it was
Whisps of smoky mezcal mingle with herbaceous tequila, rich vinous vermouth and delicate aniseed and liquorice.
Being slightly dilute, faintly sweet and with a thin foam on top are all essential components to a really good Trashy Margarita. This has all the good
Tequila shines in this delightfully honeyed and herbal cocktail.
A bittersweet Frozen Margarita. While you're at it, double the recipe and make two!
Tequila notes shine with delicate berry fruit (and depending on your ingredients subtle vanilla) in this delicious 1930's version of the Sunrise.
So smooooooth but still retains a tequila bite and a hint of chocolate and fruit.
A mellow but characterful Margarita distinguished by a splash of corn whisky, mezcal and corn liqueur, further mellowed by agave syrup and a split between
A riff on Sam Ross' Paper Plane this makes for a delicious aperitivo. I like to add 2 drops saline solution.
If desired, for the perfect salt rim you can liquidise or grind sea salt to make it finer, then run a cut slice of lime (or orange) around the outside
This tequila riff on the usually gin-based Gimlet harnesses the earthiness of the tequila to add an extra dimension which more than compensates for the
An apt name for a cocktail that's so tasty, it could well become a contemporary classic.
This pale pink cocktail looks delicate and indeed is delicately balanced with a wisp of mezcal smoke. Even if you forgo the infusion and use unflavoured
Tequila replaces gin in this Margarita-like riff on an Aviation cocktail – 'Arte de Volar' is Spanish for 'Art of Flying'. As with the original gin-based
Citrusy tequila-led with Swedish punch and Cocchi Americano rounding and adding their distinctive flavours.
Slightly on the bitter side of bittersweet with gentian, jammy apricot and lemon juice over a tequila base.
I defy you not to love this herbal bittersweet tequila laced concoction.
A ginger spiced and honeyed Tequila Sour.
Basically a Cuba Libre made with tequila in place of rum and an all-important pinch of salt.
Reminiscent of a long fruity Margarita with refreshing effervescence.
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