It is National Tequila Day. And in case you are wondering why tequila, a spirit from Mexico, is honored in the U.S., the reason is simple: After Mexico, we consume more tequila than any other country. Last year, Americans drank more than 13.5 million gallons of tequila. That’s more than 75 percent of Mexico’s total tequila exports. In honor of this national recognition, we’d like to add our 2 ounces (every little bit helps).
2 ounces blanco tequila
2 ounces orange juice
2 ounces pineapple juice
1/2 ounce lime juice
Chilled soda water
Pour all the ingredients, except the soda water, into a cocktail shaker with several ice cubes. Shake well. Strain into an ice-filled collins glass. Garnish with a mint sprig.
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Tasting notes: Fresh and refreshing, a nice balance of sweet, tart and strong.
Tomorrow: Phoebe’s brandy
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