A Tequila Spritz is a refreshing and effervescent cocktail that combines the bold flavors of tequila with the lightness of sparkling water and a hint of citrus. It is an ideal choice for a warm day or a festive occasion like Cinco de Mayo. Here’s a simple recipe to create a delightful Tequila Spritz:
- 2 oz (60 ml) blanco or reposado tequila (can swap for Mezcal as well)
- 1/2 oz (15 ml) fresh lime juice
- 1/2 oz (15 ml) simple syrup or agave syrup (adjust to your preferred sweetness)
- 2 oz (60 ml) club soda or sparkling water
- 2-3 dashes of orange bitters (optional)
- Lime wheel or wedge for garnish
- Orange wheel or twist for garnish (optional)
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Add the tequila, fresh lime juice, and simple syrup or agave syrup to the shaker.
- Shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds to combine and chill the ingredients.
- Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice, preferably a highball or Collins glass.
- Top the cocktail with club soda or sparkling water, leaving some room for the garnish.
- Add a few dashes of orange bitters if desired, to enhance the citrusy flavor.
- Gently stir the cocktail to incorporate the soda and bitters.
- Garnish with a lime wheel or wedge, and an orange wheel or twist if desired.
For a unique twist, you can also experiment with flavored sparkling water or adding other fruit garnishes like grapefruit or strawberry. Enjoy your refreshing Tequila Spritz responsibly!