This easy and refreshing Tequila Sour Cocktail is a classic cocktail that is simple to make yet packs a punch of flavor. The combination of the smooth and fiery tequila with the tart and zesty lemon juice makes for a refreshing and delicious drink.
To make this drink, you will need high-quality tequila, fresh-squeezed lemon juice, simple syrup, and an egg white. The egg white adds a creamy texture and frothy top to the drink, enhancing the overall experience. If you are vegan or prefer not use raw egg white you can substitute the egg white with aquafaba.
What is Aquafaba
Aquafaba is a fascinating ingredient that has been gaining increasing attention from chefs and home cooks alike in recent years. The word "aquafaba" originates from the Latin words aqua (water) and faba (bean) and refers to the starchy water that is left over after cooking legumes such as chickpeas. This viscous liquid is used as a vegan egg substitute in a range of recipes, from meringues and macarons to cakes and mayonnaise.
Due to its unique composition, aquafaba has the ability to mimic the binding and foaming properties of egg whites, making it an excellent option for those with egg allergies or dietary restrictions.
Aquafaba is a versatile and innovative ingredient that has the potential to revolutionize the world of vegan cuisine and inspire new culinary creations. We love using it cocktails that require egg whites or has a frothy texture such as sour or fizz cocktails.
Tequila Sour Ingredients
Tequila - we recommend silver tequila, however you can use mezcal for a layer of smoky flavor.
Fresh lemon juice - use freshly squeezed for a vibrant refreshing flavor.
Egg White or Aquafaba - egg white or aquafaba doesn’t add any flavor to a cocktail. However, it significantly enhances the texture by creating a silky white foam on top of the cocktail when shaken with ice. The cocktail becomes visually appealing and makes the drink more sophisticated.
Lime and/or lemon slice - for garnish
How to Make an Easy and Refreshing Tequila Sour Cocktail
Once you have gathered your ingredients, simply shake them together with ice until well combined, strain into a glass, and garnish with a slice of lemon or lime.
Whether you're looking for a sophisticated drink to enjoy during cocktail hour or simply want to sip on something sweet and tangy, the tequila sour is a perfect choice.
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