Note: This gives you an idea of ratio of ingredients. Looks like a judgment call on
servings. Chill glasses before mixing. If you want to add some sparks to this drink, use some
habanero-infused Tequila to taste, of course!
Source: International Chili Society, Martina and William Neely
1/2 oz Triple Sec
1 1/2 oz tequila
juice of 1/2 lemon or lime (fresh squeezed limes are great if you have the time!)
Stir Triple Sec and tequila with crushed ice in a mixing glass.
Rub rim of a 3-oz glass with a lemon or lime; dip glass into salt. Strain and pour into glass.
Postscript: Check the labels, because Mexican law allows substituting fermentable
plants other than the blue agave. Mexicans seem to prefer silver (generally less aged) and
reposada Tequila; Americans seem to go for the gold (generally more aged). The lucky authors of this article evaluated the flavors of the four different Tequila types at the Red Sage restaurant in Washington, D.C.!
Washington Post, July 3, 1996