Salty Chihuahua

Salty what?!?  Yep, this cocktail is called a Salty Chihuahua.  Apparently it was created by a bartender in Chihuahua, Mexico in the 1940’s.  This is the first cocktail I’ve made so far with tequila and it isn’t because I don’t like tequila, it’s just not my favorite.  Tequila feels heavy to me and, aside from the occasional margarita, I prefer my cocktails lighter so I usually stick to vodka (or bourbon!). 

My staff at work got me a bottle of white tequila for my birthday in July and it’s been sitting there unopened begging to be given some life.  This cocktail gave me a reason to open it.  Although the recipe calls for silver tequila, I didn’t see why my tequila blanco shouldn’t work.  I have to say that this cocktail is pretty good.  With the salt around the rim, it’s pretty much like a shaken grapefruit margarita.  And there is something about the tanginess of the grapefruit juice that almost makes you forget you are drinking tequila.  Almost.

The ingredients:

Additions:  None

Omissions:  None

Substitutions:

  • White tequila for silver tequila
  • Bottled grapefruit juice

Overall Rating:  Like It

Source:    Cooking Light Magazine

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