The cordials category used to be defined by an after-dinner snifter of Cognac or a glass of Kahlua on the rocks. And it’s true that classic styles and brands of liqueurs remain popular with many guests: According to the Beverage Information Group, Cheers’ parent company, Jagermeister is the leading brand in liqueurs and cordials, followed by DeKuyper, Baileys, Southern Comfort and Kahlua.
1 ¼ oz. Tequila
¼ oz. Cointreau
¼ oz. Grand Marnier
Juice of half a small lime
2 oz. Cascal fresh tropical
Add all ingredients into a mixing glass over ice, except Cascal. Shake hard. Strain out into rocks or cocktail glass filled with ice and top off with Cascal. Stir gently. Garnish with lime wedge.
This Halloween-themed drink was sent to us by the mixologists at Cascal, the maker of fermented sodas.
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