Everybody has their cocktail of choice. Some like it fruity, others bitter, and others full of fragrant herbs. This week, we were feeling inspired by one spirit in particular, so we asked our team:
What's your favorite tequila cocktail?
Most of us leaned towards the margarita (you can't go wrong with a classic), though everyone has their own preferences: salt rims, crushed ice, hits of spice. Read on for all our answers, plus a couple of handy formulas for tequila cocktails. And then share your favorite in the comments!
Jennifer: Kristen introduced me to an East Village Mexican restaurant called Mercadito. I love their traditional margarita with lime and orange which you can add smoke to. It has this underlying smokey finish -- it will blow your mind!
Sarah: How much will everyone judge me if I say tequila sunrise? The kind with OJ -- because it's got Vitamin C.
And then, Karl and Michael had to break things down for us:
Karl: Here's how to make any citrus tequila drink:
1 shot tequila 4 tablespoons citrus juice 1 shot of syrup (I've used simple syrup, maple syrup, hickory syrup, and honey diluted with hot water) Salt the rim!
Michael: Getting even more abstract than Karl, the Margarita is an example of a New Orleans Sour (I think Gary "Gaz" Regan might have coined this term). Other members of this cocktail family are the Whiskey Sour, the Sidecar, and the Daiquiri. The standard ratios for any of these drinks is:
3 parts spirit 2 parts sour stuff 1 part sweet stuff
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