Shake, strain, straight-up, cocktail glass, optionally half-rimmed with salt.

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Posted by Dan on 6/06/2010
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  • Death & Co book's recipe is almost a perfect cocktail. 2 tequila, 1 lime, 0.75 Contreau; 0.25 agave syrup (can be skipped). Half salted rim (of course) over a big ice cube. — ★★★★★
  • 3/4 Cointreau 1/4 agave death and Co specs, strain over rock — ★★★★
  • I like decreasing the sweetener to 3/4 and sometimes swapping in agave syrup. — ★★★★
  • # Gingerbread 1 oz Blanco tequila 1⁄2 oz Crème de Banane 1⁄2 oz Ancho Reyes Ancho Chile Liqueur 1⁄2 oz Gingerbread syrup 3⁄4 oz Lime juice 2 ds Bitters, Angostura
  • Beer & brandy
  • 2 oz tequila, 3/4 oz lemon/lime juice mix (or all lime), 3/4oz Cointreau, 1/4 oz agave syrup, on the rocks. — ★★★★★
  • 3/19/18: Very good with 2 oz Olmeca Altos blanco, 3/4 oz lime, 1/2 oz PF dry curaçao, and 1/4 oz 2:1 simple syrup. Probably better with 1/2 oz lime, 1/4 oz lemon. — ★★★★
  • split sweet between agave & Cointreau? — ★★★★
  • ◾Consider muddling a jalepeno or other hot pepper slice. May need to add a bit of some sort of citrus juice to calm the hot pepper. Peng uses 3:2:1 Tequilla, Lime, Cointreau, a very tart version.
  • Love it with the half salted rim. — ★★★★
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I like 2 oz Siete Leguas Blanco (or Tequila Ocho), 1 oz lime, 3/4 Cointreau - I tend to be a minimalist... I want to taste the tequila, and it should be tart. I strongly prefer neutral-spirit based orange liqueurs over brandy based ones.

Norm commented on 10/11/2014:

My preferred recipe
2.0 oz Silver/blanco tequila (OR 1.5 oz tequila and 0.5 oz mezcal for a smokey variant)
1.0 oz Citrus juice, freshly squeezed (1 ounce lime juice OR half ounce each of lime juice and lemon juice)
0.75 oz Triple Sec (Cointreau, Pierre Ferrard Dry Curacao, or Creole Shrub)
0.25 oz Agave syrup (If omitting the agave syrup, bump up the triple sec to a full ounce)
Half salted rim