Durango Cocktail – Original 1972 Trader Vic’s Recipe

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.

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Durango Cocktail – original Trader Vic’s Recipe

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Course: DrinksCuisine: American
Servings

1

servings
Calories

200

kcal
ABV

10%

Total time

3

minutes

Learn how to make a classic Durango Cocktail.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 oz Lime Juice

  • 1/2 oz Orgeat

  • 1.5 oz Grapefruit

  • 1.5 oz Silver Tequila

  • 2 oz Soda Water

Directions

  • 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.

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