El Chonie

El Chonie

This is an unusually light and refreshing tequila-based cocktail, made so with lemon and lime juices and a pour of cold lager. It comes from Yardbird, in Hong Kong, a restaurant that is insanely popular with chefs the world over. With a salt rim, it has some of the tastes of a margarita, but it’s something you can drink all afternoon (maybe with a smaller dose of tequila).
  • Serves: 1 person



  1. Step 1

    Rim a highball glass with salt (see Note). Place glass in refrigerator to chill.
  2. Step 2

    In a large shaker, combine tequila, simple syrup, lemon juice and lime juice. Add ice and shake well.
  3. Step 3

    Strain into chilled glass. Top up slowly with beer, leaving a little foam on top. Serve immediately.