Dry January is officially behind us - if you made it all the way through to the 31st booze-free then congratulations! You may be in the mood for a celebratory cocktail to reward your efforts, and nothing says celebratory like a Tequila Slammer.
Originally, the Tequila Slammer was a small glass of tequila topped with Champagne – you put your hand over the top and slam it down on the table to make the bubbles ﬁzz up, then drink it quickly before it overﬂows. Here is a slightly more sophisticated take on the classic...
25 ml/1 oz tequila
15 ml/1/2 oz freshly squeezed lime juice 1 teaspoon sugar syrup
Well-chilled Cava or other dry sparkling wine, to top
Lime wedge, to garnish
Pour the first three ingredients into an ice-filled cocktail shaker and shake well. Strain into a chilled old-fashioned glass and top with Cava. Garnish with a lime wedge and serve.
For more fabulously-fizzy cocktail recipes, check out Sparkling Cocktails by Laura Gladwin, out on the 12th February! Get more great blog posts like this one – direct to your inbox – be sure to sign up to our mailing list here.