The Toreador cocktail is an earlier version of the Margarita which first appeared in print back in 1937.
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The Toreador cocktail was first mentioned back in 1937 in the Cafe Royale Cocktail Book by British bartender William J. Tarling. The drink predates the first written Margarita recipe and combines tequila with apricot brandy, fresh lime or lemon juice.
1/4 Apricot Brandy.
1/4 Fresh Lime or Lemon Juice.
Apricot brandy contributes a sweeter and fruitier flavour which balances the sour notes from the lime juice; an approachable drink that puts the agave notes centre stage. For a mellower variation, try mixing it with reposado tequila.
Toreador Cocktail Recipe
- 45ml blanco tequila
- 20ml apricot brandy liqueur
- 20ml lime juice, freshly squeezed
Glassware: cocktail glass
In a cocktail shaker, add tequila, apricot brandy and fresh lime juice over ice and shake. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.