Mexican Firing Squad Tequila Cocktail

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A classic first illustrated in Charles H. Baker’s The Gentlemen’s Companionthe Mexican Firing Squad is a tequila cocktail that deserves attention. It’s served at Ward III in New York City, where bartender Kenneth McCoy says he added it to his summer menu because “it’s fun and delicious and a bit more under the radar than a Margarita or a Paloma.”

1½ oz. blanco tequila
¾ oz. fresh lime juice
¾ oz. grenadine
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Splash of soda
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: Collins
Garnish: lime wedge and cherry

Shake first 4 ingredients in a shaker tin with ice. Strain into a Collins glass over fresh ice. Top with a splash of soda and garnish.

Kenneth McCoy, Ward III, New York City