Don’t let the bright pink color fool you: this creation, from Stones Throw in Houston, Texas, is no novelty drink. El Guapo definitely has an eye-catching, conversation-starting quality, but that’s secondary to its craft-cocktail chops. With a base of blanco tequila, a dash of desert pear syrup (that’s where the neon hue comes from), a squirt of lime, and a spritzing of ginger beer, think of it as a tasty southwestern riff on a Moscow Mule.
Here’s how to make one for yourself:
- 2 oz tequila
- .5 oz desert pear syrup
- .75 oz lime juice
- Ginger beer, to top
- Lime wedge, for garnish
- Add tequila, desert pear syrup, and lime juice to a shaker tin with ice.
- Shake to combine and chill, then strain over fresh ice in a Rocks glass.
- Top with ginger beer and garnish with a lime wedge.