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
- Citrus salt or kosher salt (optional; see Note)
- ⅛cup/1 ounce tequila
- 2tablespoons/1/2 ounce simple syrup (see Note)
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- Juice of 1/2 lime
- 13-ounce bottle chilled lager or other light-colored beer
Step 1Rim a highball glass with salt (see Note). Place glass in refrigerator to chill.
Step 2In a large shaker, combine tequila, simple syrup, lemon juice and lime juice. Add ice and shake well.
Step 3Strain into chilled glass. Top up slowly with beer, leaving a little foam on top. Serve immediately.