How to make a Matador cocktail

The Matador cocktail is a close cousin to the Margarita. But the addition of aromatic bitters adds a spicy and herbal note. This tequila-based cocktail, is really just a simple riff on the classic Margarita recipe with the addition of pineapple juice.

It’s not clear who invented this cocktail, but the Matador recipe combines three popular Mexican exports tequila, pineapple, and lime. So it’s plausible it was created in Mexico. Pour the tequila, pineapple juice, bitters, and lime juice into the shaker. Shake with ice until very cold, about 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled martini glass or champagne flute.

Matador

The Matador cocktail is a close cousin to the Margarita, but the addition of aromatic bitters adds a spicy and herbal note.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine cocktails
Servings 2

Equipment

  • Martini glass
  • champagne flute (chilled)
  • Citrus juicer/extractor
  • Jigger
  • Shaker
  • Strainer

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ounce silver tequila
  • 3 ounce pineapple juice
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • dash angostura bitters

Instructions
 

  • Pour the tequila, pineapple juice, bitters, and lime juice into the shaker
  • Shake with ice until very cold, about 15 seconds.
  • Strain into a chilled martini glass or champagne flute

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