Why we love this tequila solstice
This cocktail is very slightly adapted from Bartender at Large’s 9th wonder cocktail. It’s a super simple equal parts cocktail – similar to a Last Word or a corpse reviver – but the addition of the egg white creates a luxurious texture and balances out the spice of the Ancho Reyes.
If you’re looking for a unique tequila cocktail for the holiday season, I think this is the one you should try. While it’s not holiday-themed, it’s giving spicy white winter vibes and the sultry texture is a little more indulgent than your average tequila sour.
Here’s what you’ll need to make it
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Ingredients & substitutions
- Tequila – I used a blanco tequila for this cocktail
- White creme de cacao – This lighter version of creme de cacao has a more subtle cacao flavor and is known for its sweetness and creaminess.
- Ancho Reyes – This is a Mexican ancho chili liqueur that has a bold, smoky flavor with a bit of heat and a bit of sweetness.
- Lime juice – Fresh squeezed lime juice is best, especially in a cocktail where it’s a prominent ingredient.
- Egg white – This creates the elegant texture and frothy top of the cocktail. If you don’t want to use raw egg white, feel free to swap pasteurized egg whites or aquafaba (the liquid from a can of chickpeas) for a vegan version.
How to make a christmas tequila cocktail
Dry shake. Combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Cover and shake until the egg whites are frothy – about 30-45 seconds. Alternatively, you can use a milk frother to do this work for you. You’ll want the liquid to be white and opaque rather than translucent (which is how the egg white starts).
Shake to chill. Add ice to the shaker and shake again. This time, you’re getting the drink cold and diluting the mixture. Do this for about 30 seconds, or until the shaker is nice and cold.
Garnish and serve. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and allow the froth to settle on top of the cocktail before garnishing with a dried orange wheel.
More tequila cocktail recipes you will love
More holiday cocktails you should try
- Rosemary pomegranate gin cocktail
- Poinsettia cocktail
- Cranberry orange whiskey cocktail
- Apple cider bourbon cocktail
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- 1 ounce tequila
- 1 ounce lime juice
- 1 ounce white creme de cacao
- 1 ounce Ancho Reyes ancho chili liqueur
- 1 egg white
- For garnish: dried orange wheel
- Combine tequila, lime juice, creme de cacao, Ancho Reyes and the egg white in a cocktail shaker. Cover and shake util the egg white has become frothy and white.
- Add ice to the shaker and shake until cold.
- Strain into a chilled coupe glass and allow the cocktail to settle.
- Float a dried orange wheel on top of the egg white foam.
- Prep Time: 2 minutes
- Category: Tequila
- Method: Shaken
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 299
- Sugar: 24.3 g
- Sodium: 58.5 mg
- Fat: 0.2 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 26.2 g
- Fiber: 0.1 g
- Protein: 3.7 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Keywords: ancho reyes cocktail, ancho reyes cocktails, winter tequila cocktail, tequila cocktail, tequila sour, tequila sour recipe, tequila sours recipe, christmas tequila cocktail
Last Updated on December 29, 2023 by Melissa Belanger
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