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.
- 2 part Blackberry liqueur
- 2 part Blanco tequila
- 1 part Simple syrup
- ½ part Lemon juice
- 1 part Sparkling water
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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- Chico Recipe at Saveur