A subtle Tequila based cocktail with a hint of berry fruit replacing the orange overtones of a straight Margarita. The recipe comes courtesy of Chalino, a fabled bartender from the time of prohibition (and David Wondrich).
Serve in a Coupette glass and garnish with half a lime slice.
Bubbles form in the glass of a Chalino Special cocktail.
Fill a Coupette glass with ice and water to chill it while mixing the cocktail.
Add lots of ice to the mixing tin.
Shake the drink well until condensation forms on the outside of the mixing tin.
Discard the ice and water in the glass.
Strain the contents of the mixing tin into the glass.
Taste the cocktail and if necessary adjust the balance with a touch of extra sugar or citrus juice.
Garnish the cocktail with half a lime slice.