Eric Appelby, the head bartender at San Francisco restaurant-bar Tres (formerly Tres Agaves), believes tequila is the liquor of choice, and he’s always looking for a way to slip it into a drink. Here, he’s altered the classic French 75 by replacing the gin with tequila—some would call that blasphemous, but we just consider it tasty and far less fussy.
- Yield: 1 drink
- Difficulty: Easy
- Total: Under 5 mins
- Active: Under 5 mins
- 1 ounce blanco tequila
- 1/2 ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice
- 1/2 ounce agave nectar or Rich Simple Syrup
- 4 ounces blanc de blancs champagne or sparkling wine
- Lime twist, for garnish (optional)
- Combine tequila, lime juice, and agave nectar in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously until chilled, then strain into a champagne flute.
- Top with champagne and garnish with a lime twist (if using).