This drink is a tart and spicy little number, believed to have been invented by tiki godfather, Victor Jules Bergeron Jr., a.k.a. "Trader Vic."
- Juice from half a lime
- Cracked ice
- 2 ounces reposado tequila
- 1/2 ounce creme de cassis
- 2 ounces ginger beer or spicy ginger ale
Squeeze the half lime into a highball glass, then drop the spent half into the glass. Pack with cracked ice, then add the tequila and creme de cassis; stir gently. Top with ginger beer or spicy ginger ale.
Adapted from a recipe in "Trader Vic's Book of Food and Drinks" (Doubleday, 1946), by Spirits columnist Jason Wilson.
Tested by Tim Carman.
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