Modern Matador Cocktail Recipe

A more contemporary take on the Matador, this recipe is more tiki like than its original older British version. It was first published in the 1937 Cafe Royal Cocktail Book by William J. Tarling. Don’t go looking too hard for this book, there is only one left in the world, but thanks to the power of the internet you can google a free pdf version of it. If you want to make the original 1937 version it’s equal parts of orange liqueur, dry vermouth and tequila.

Matador Cocktail
Matador Cocktail

Matador ingredients:

  • 60 mls (2 oz) Silver Tequila
  • 120 mls (4 oz) Pineapple Juice
  • 15 mls (1/2 oz) Lime Juice

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 = 12%

Originated from London, UK


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