Tequiliano Cocktail Recipe

Sauza 901 Mixologist Eddy Buckingham's Tequiliano Cocktail Recipe
Like a Negroni, but not. This Tequiliano cocktail recipe is a unique and intriguing cocktail that pairs tequila and Campari in a great dinner drink. Photo Courtesy: © M. Rodriguez
  • 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 serving

A fun twist on a favorite aperitif, the Tequilliano takes the Negroni into the world of tequila and the flavor profile is unique, interesting, and one that you have to try at least once.

In this recipe, Sauza 901 Tequila's mixologist, Eddy Buckingham, has proven that tequila has yet another place in popular gin cocktails and to pull it off, all you need to do is play with the proportions a bit. Where the Negroni typically calls for equal parts gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth, here the focus is on the tequila, with the other two ingredients playing back up.

You may also notice that agave nectar (or syrup) is brought into the mix. It is an essential ingredient that makes the tequila work against the dry, bitter profile.

Try this drink as a complement to your next dinner party and see if your guests can name the influential cocktail and the twist that makes this one unique.

What You'll Need

How to Make It

  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Pour over ice in a double rocks glass.
  4. Garnish with an orange twist.

Recipe Courtesy: Eddy Buckingham, Sauza 901 Tequila Mixologist