Classic Acapulco Cocktail Recipe

The Acapulco is the Mexican version of a Caribbean cocktail. Honestly I didn’t really know how to classify this one. Is it a highball? It has all the proportions of a highball. Is it more like a tiki? Its’ got all the tiki juices in it. I had to pick something so I went with Tiki.

Regardless, This drink is delicious and it is named after Mexicos’ once great beach city that everyone famous was going to in the 1940s and 1950s. Acapulco in the 2000s is a VERY different story.

Acapulco Cocktail
Acapulco Cocktail

Acapulco ingredients:

  • 30 mls (1 oz) Reposado Tequila
  • 30 mls (1 oz) Gold Rum
  • 75 mls (2.5 oz) Pineapple Juice
  • 30 mls (1 oz) Grapefruit Juice
  • 15 mls (1/2 oz) Simple Syrup

Combine all ingredients in the shaker. Add ice to the shaker. Vigorously shake till the shaker is ice cold and frosted. Strain into glass to remove ice shards.

ABV = 13%


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