Chico | Cocktail Party

Chico

We’ve noticed that there aren’t as many options for tequila-drinking cocktail fans as there are for those who quaff other spirits, so we were thrilled to find this recipe in an issue of Saveur – sadly, it doesn’t seem to have much in the way of history or pedigree.

It’s a uniquely tasty drink, with blackberry liqueur providing a gorgeous ruby hue and fruity flavor, set off with lemon and fizzy water. Given the name, Topo Chico is a natural choice – but any sparkling water is good, and even a lightly-flavored sparkling water (like lemon La Croix or blackberry Bubly or Spindrift) will be excellent.

Ingredients

Instructions

Build up all the ingredients in a glass with ice, and top with sparkling water. This drink works equally well as a short or tall drink – just add more or less ice and sparkling water.

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This is a game changer. When you're at the liquor store, thinking, "Yeah, ok fine what does Ancho Reyes liquor get me?" you open the app, look up Chile liquor and see that it gets you like 11 new cocktails. This is addictive, and indeed worth the price. We're having a blast under quarantine. While some of the ingredients are kind of anonymous, the icons look like the Campari bottle, and the descriptions often tell you if Campari will work or if you need Aperol. If you <3 cocktails, get this.
US Alec Simonson, Google Play Store