Tequila Sour: Our Sweet and Sour Mix
There's no need for any fancy equipment or complex preparation methods—just a few simple ingredients and you're all set! In order to prepare this cocktail, first add the tequila and the lemon and lime juices in a shaker. Then add the agave syrup and egg white as well. Shake the mixture vigorously for about 20 seconds before straining it over ice cubes.
The tequila sour is a cocktail that has been around since the early 20th century and is made with tequila, lime juice, sugar syrup and egg white. It is often served with a salted rim, as is done with the margarita. The name “tequila sour” is due to its resemblance to a traditional sour drink made with whiskey, lemon juice and sugar syrup.
The bitterness of the cocktail comes from the combination of lime juice and egg white. In fact the lime juice adds acidity, while the egg white adds body and sweetness to balance the flavor profile of this drink.
Ingredients of the Tequila Sour
The Tequila Sour is a cocktail that despite existing since the 1920s, is still as popular as ever. It’s a simple drink to make, but has a complex flavor.
The ingredients you will need are:
- 2 ounces of reposado or blanco tequila
- 1 ounce of lime juice
- 1/2 ounce of lime juice
- 1 ounce agave syrup
- 1 egg white
- 1 cherry in syrup
- 1 slice of lemon or lime
How to Make the Tequila Sour Recipe
There’s no need for any fancy equipment or complex preparation methods—just a few simple ingredients and you’re all set!
In order to prepare this cocktail, first add the tequila and the lemon and lime juices in a shaker. Then add the agave syrup and egg white as well. Shake the mixture vigorously for about 20 seconds before straining it over ice cubes.
You can add ice to the shaker and continue mixing if you want to achieve a slushy texture. Alternatively, strain the mixture into your glass without ice and garnish with the cherry and lemon slice.
Tequila Sour mixed with Angostura Bitters
Adding Angostura bitters is one of the most common ways to make a tequila sour mix even more bitter. Bitters are also known for their ability to add complexity and depth of flavor. You can find them in most liquor stores or online.
Once you have found your bitters, add a teaspoon of them (or more if you prefer) to your tequila sour recipe before mixing your drink.
Make the Tequila Sour Without Egg
You can prepare this cocktail without adding a egg!
The key ingredient is aquafaba, which is simply the cooking water from certain legumes, such as chickpeas. It’s a great substitute for egg white because it has similar thickening properties. So if you are vegan or just don’t want to use eggs in your drink, this is a great option!
Just separate the water cooking when you prepare the chickpeas, or the water that comes in the prepared jars, and refrigerate the liquid for 5 days. By then it will be ready to prepare the cocktail (use about 1 ounce).
What Tequila to Choose to this Tequila Sour Cocktail
Tequila sours are one of the most popular cocktails. They are sweet, sour and delicious, and easy to drink!
But what is the difference between reposado and blanco tequila in this drink? The short answer is that both are excellent tequila sours, but there are some subtle differences you should know before making your choice.
The first thing to consider is the flavor profile of your tequila sour. Reposado tequilas tend to have a more caramel-like flavor than blancos, which means they can add a touch of sweetness to your cocktail without being overpowering. If you prefer a more bitter taste in your drink, then a white will be more suitable for you. Another thing to keep in mind is that reposado tequilas tend to be aged longer than blancos; this gives them a deeper flavor profile, as well as a smoothness that makes them very enjoyable when paired with lime juice and soda (or other ingredients).
Choose Olmeca Altos to Prepare a High-Quality Cocktail
What makes Olmeca Altos the best choice for a tequila sour?
- It originates from Jalisco, a region in Mexico that is known for producing high-quality tequilas.
- It is a quality product you can trust.
- The taste is incredible!
Is that clear? The best tequila to use in a tequila sour is Olmeca Altos. This high quality tequila is milled in Jalisco, Mexico, and made from 100% agave. It has a smooth taste with floral notes and a hint of citrus – don’t miss it!