And now a toast, because I’m finally blogging. To celebrate, a Tequila Sour. I love tequila and this smooth, tart drink is ideal for a chilly fall night. This recipe is from George Kaplun, bartender at the Banff Park Lodge.
2 oz tequila
1 oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1 oz agave syrup
Dash orange bitters
1 egg white
Dry shake ingredients in a shaker. Add ice, shake again, then strain into an old-fashioned glass (or highball glass, as pictured).
It’s a different taste than a margarita, and the egg white smooths everything out. Kaplun says you can shake additional ingredients into the drink, such as basil, mint or rosemary (then double strain so no little bits end up in your glass). But personally, it seems a lot of hassle to procure said herbs for a one-off cocktail. Stick with the basics and you won’t be disappointed.