This is exactly the same structurally as the Paloma but it substitutes orgeat(almond) syrup for the normal simple syrup. Where the Paloma has a refreshing clean grapefruit flavor, the orgeat gives the Durango a really cool nutty and cherry-ish flavor.
The earliest reference I can find of this, is in Trader Vic’s 1972 revised bartending guide. The original 1947 edition did not have any tequila cocktails in it.
- 45 mls (12oz) Silver Tequila
- 45 mls (2.5 oz) Grapefruit Juice
- 15 mls (1/2 oz) Lime Juice
- 15 mls (1/2 oz) Orgeat
- 60 mls (2.5 oz) Soda Water
Combine all ingredients except for the soda water in a shaker with ice. Vigorously shake till the shaker is ice cold and frosted. Pour into the serving glass. Lastly add the soda water.
ABV = 10%
Most likely Originated from Oakland CA, USA
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