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Tequila Cocktail

January 1949
In our early days, Mexico was a popular exotic travel destination, so perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising to see so many reader requests for tequila recipes. This response to a letter to the editor from someone who’d returned with a bottle of the agave spirit is pretty close to a Margarita. Why not? It works.

Tequila is at its best if not too diluted, but we will compromise and give you something palatable.

Pour into a cocktail shaker, with ice cubes, the juice of 1/2 lime, 1 teaspoon sugar or 4 dashes grenadine, and 2 ounces tequila. Shake well and serve in cocktail glasses.
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