This cocktail is one of the original cocktails containing Tequila. It is rumored that this drink came about in the 1930s, making it one of the first cocktails to be mixed using Tequila. While Tequila is more popular now, it was not as popular during this era that was dominated more by Whiskey and Gin. The reason I can believe that it was made during this era is because of the type of ingredients it contains.
Grenadine, a pomegranate juice based mixer is something that was starting to show up more in cocktails during this time period. Orange Flower Water, another early era ingredient isn’t as prominent now, but it was showing up in drinks over this era. While citrus juices were not as common and looked down on by some;they were starting to appear more and more before prohibition.
Overall the drink is a really fantastic one, although you need to use a solid quality Tequila in order to make this drink worthwhile. It is more of a spirit forward drink that can taste off if you’re not using a good 100% Agave spirit. I enjoy it because it’s a nicely balanced cocktail that isn’t too sweet and not too sour either. The aroma from the Orange flower water also gives it a nice touch.
The Tequila Cocktail
- 2 oz Tequila I used Cabo Wabo Tequila
- 1 oz Lime Juice Fresh is always best.
- 1 dash Grenadine Preferably a natural type
- 1 dash Orange Flower Water
- Add all of the ingredients into a shaker tin.
- Add ice into the tin and shake for about 15 seconds.
- Strain this cocktail into a chilled glass.
- No garnish is needed so at this point you can enjoy.