Mexican "Firing Squad" Special

Mexican "Firing Squad" Special
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About this Cocktail

It's a classic from 1937 Mexico City. I made it as close to the version in The Gentleman's Companion by Charles H. Baker. He says add grenadine or gomme syrup. I added a bit of both. It's still tart and stronger than a Mexican Firing Squad you'd get today. "Snap fingers at the consequences" as Baker says.

  • 3oz good tequila blanco (I used Fortaleza)
  • 2oz lime juice
  • 1oz homemade grenadine
  • A barspoon of 3:1 homemade gomme syrup
  • 2 dashes of angostura

Shake and double strain into a collins glass with cracked ice. Garnish with an orange slice, a pineapple slice, and a cherry


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