El Guapo

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If Lisa Frank created a cocktail, it might look a lot like the El Guapo. Bright pink, thanks to a desert pear (aka prickly pear) syrup (available online), it’s spiked with tequila, brightened even more with a squirt of lime, and spritzed with ginger beer. At Stones Throw in Houston, Texas, bartenders mix the pupil-dilating cocktail with tart and spicy house-made ginger beer. Home bartenders should opt for similarly fresh and crisp craft ginger beer—we like Reed’s or Ginger People.

El Guapo

Sweet, Sour


  • 2 oz Tequila
  • .5 oz Pear Syrup
  • .75 oz Lime Juice
  • Ginger beer
  • Lime wedge, for garnish


Step one

Shake tequila, desert pear syrup and lime juice with ice.

Step two

Strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice.

Step three

Top with ginger beer and garnish with a lime wedge.

Contributed by Stones Throw