Tequila Sour
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Tequila Sour
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.6 / 5
The Tequila Sour is a vibrant and refreshing cocktail that masterfully blends the boldness of Tequila Reposado with the tanginess of lime juice, creating a harmonious flavor profile. Enhanced with ... more The Tequila Sour is a vibrant and refreshing cocktail that masterfully blends the boldness of Tequila Reposado with the tanginess of lime juice, creating a harmonious flavor profile. Enhanced with the subtle sweet notes of agave syrup and the complexity of Margarita Bitters, this cocktail is perfectly balanced by the smooth texture provided by a hint of egg. Served in a classic cocktail glass, the Tequila Sour offers a sophisticated twist on traditional sour cocktails, making it an excellent choice for those seeking a drink with depth and a smooth finish. Ideal for tequila enthusiasts and cocktail connoisseurs alike, this drink is a testament to the versatility and rich flavor that tequila can bring to the world of mixed drinks.
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Tequila Reposado
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20% | 2.4 units *
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Classic

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Tequila Sour brilliantly showcases the assertive character of Tequila Reposado, harmonizing it with the zesty sharpness of lime and the mellow sweetness of agave syrup. The inclusion of egg adds a creamy texture that contrasts nicely with the piercing Margarita Bitters, creating a sophisticated, multi-layered drinking experience that tequila aficionados will surely appreciate.

Method
How to make a Tequila Sour

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Start by giving your ingredients a good dry shake, which means without any ice, to fully integrate them
Once that's done, add ice to the shaker and give it another vigorous shake for about 10-15 seconds, or until the shaker feels cold and frosted on the outside
If you’re aiming for a smoother texture in your drink, go ahead and finely strain it into a chilled glass to remove any tiny ice chips
For a more relaxed, casual drink, simply strain it into an ice-filled old-fashioned glass instead

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Dry  ·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

FAQ

What is the best type of tequila to use for a Tequila Sour?

The best type of tequila for a Tequila Sour is Tequila Reposado, as indicated in the recipe. Reposado tequila is aged between two months and a year in oak barrels, which gives it a smooth flavor with a hint of oak, making it ideal for balancing the acidity of the lime juice and the sweetness of the agave syrup.

FAQ

Can I use lemon juice instead of lime juice for a Tequila Sour?

While traditional Tequila Sour recipes, including this one, call for lime juice, you can use lemon juice as a substitute if preferred. Lemon juice will give the cocktail a slightly different flavor profile, making it closer to a Whiskey Sour in taste. It's all about personal preference.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Tequila Sour?

Yes, you can create a non-alcoholic version of the Tequila Sour by substituting the tequila with a non-alcoholic spirit or seedlip that has a similar flavor profile. Keep the rest of the ingredients the same to maintain the balance of sweet, sour, and bitter elements.

FAQ

Why is an egg used in the Tequila Sour, and can it be omitted?

Egg white (or aquafaba for a vegan alternative) is used in the Tequila Sour to add a smooth, frothy texture to the cocktail, enhancing its mouthfeel. While traditional for a sour, you can omit it if you prefer not to use egg. The drink will still be delicious but won't have the creamy texture that the egg provides.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

How should I serve a Tequila Sour?

A Tequila Sour should be served in a lowball glass, as mentioned in the recipe. You can also garnish it with a slice of lime or a lime twist to enhance its presentation. While the recipe states it's not shaken or stirred, gently combining the ingredients without vigorous agitation helps to integrate them smoothly while maintaining the integrity of the texture provided by the egg.

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