The tequila sour recipe has changed over time, and numerous iterations of the drink have appeared.
Tequila, lemon or lime juice, simple syrup, and occasionally egg whites are included in the ingredients for the famous drink known as the “tequila sour,” which is typically drunk straight up or on the rocks using your choice of tequila.
History of the Tequila Sour
The tequila sour cocktail is thought to have started in the 19th century in the Mexican city of Cuernavaca, although its beginnings are not well known.
The first recorded tequila sour recipe can be found in David A. Embury’s 1948 book “The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks.” Tequila, lemon juice, and powdered sugar are shaken with ice in this recipe to create the tequila sour, which is then strained and served in a cold glass.
Tequila Sour Recipe
- 2 oz of your favorite tequila
- 1 oz fresh lime juice
- 1/2 oz simple syrup
- 1 egg white
- lime wedge for garnish
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the tequila, lime juice, simple syrup, and egg white.
- Shake vigorously for 30 seconds to combine the ingredients and create a frothy texture.
- Strain the mixture into a chilled glass.
- Garnish with a lime wedge and serve immediately
You’ll see as soon as you take a sip why the Tequila Sour is such a timeless classic. This cocktail is always a refreshing and tangy taste on the tongue that we can’t get enough of! Be sure to try it with all different kinds of tequila!
Remember to always drink responsibly!