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Dead Man’s Handle, a Tequila Cocktail

tequila cocktail

A dead man’s handle is a switch or lever, most commonly used on trains, that if released by the driver causes the train to stop. However, in this case, it’s a refreshing tequila cocktail punched up with Aperol and sweetened with orgeat. But we think you’ll find it equally difficult to let go of.

1 ½ oz. blanco tequila
¾ oz. Aperol
½ oz. fresh lime juice
½ oz. orgeat (can increase to ¾ oz. per desired sweetness)
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: stemless tulip
Garnish: Tajín seasoning

Add all ingredients to a shaker and shake with ice. Strain into the glass and top with a sprinkle of Tajín seasoning.

Tiffany Kirk
Miss Carousel, Houston

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