Tipsy Tourist and Matador Cocktail

January 15, 2016

This is the first post in a series by Lauren M., AKA the Tipsy Tourist.  Lauren calls Maine home, but travels the world with her family.  She will be sharing her favorite cocktails from away, and pass along the recipe so you can recreate each drink at home.  Today’s post comes from Atlanta, Georgia, where the tipsy tourist is dodging the New England winter. 

My family finds ourselves in Atlanta for work and lucky for me there is a thriving restaurant and bar scene here. A newer addition is the Krog Street Market, which I highly recommend visiting if you ever find yourself in this neck of the woods. It’s a restored 1920s warehouse full of various restaurants and shops. Today we hit up the Tex Mex restaurant, Superica, for lunch. It’s energetic and fun. The right mix of kitchy and classy. You know it’s a good bar when it’s slammed at 2pm.

image After stewing over the extensive list, I decided on the Matador. This is a classic cocktail, but what I loved was Superica’s twist by adding a hint of cilantro. It was fantastic! Refreshing, not too sweet, and just boozy enough.

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So, want to make this beauty at home? Lucky for you, it is super easy to recreate as it has only 4 ingredients.

Matador

3oz Pineapple juice
1 1/2 oz blanco/silver tequila (Milagro is a good choice)
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
Fresh Cilantro

Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add in the pineapple juice, lime juice, tequila, and a small handful of cilantro leaves.  Shake vigorously. This will add air into the mix so it foams up nicely. Strain into a martini or coupe glass,  I love these, great bang for your buck and you will feel fancy when serving them to guests in your home. To finish, garnish with single cilantro leaf in the center of the drink.

Cheers!

xoxo, Tipsy Tourist down south

 


 

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