Prado Cocktail

By Robert Hess

Classic Tequila cocktails can be hard to come by. There is the Margarita, the most famous cocktail on planet Earth, and the Tequila Sunrise, and well, how many more can you name? Thus, Robert was pleasantly surprised when he came upon the Prado Cocktail in Jones Complete Bar Guide. With a hint of maraschino liqueur and the use of egg white, this cocktail is sure to become one of your favorites and hopefully, a classic.

Recipe

Ingredients

1 1/2 oz Milagro Silver Tequila

3/4 oz Lime Juice

1/2 egg white

1/2 oz Maraschino Liqueur

Instructions

Shake ingredients without ice using spring of a hawthorne strainer to help add volume.

Add ice and shake.

Strain into a cocktail glass.

Garnish with a lime wheel and cherry.

Comments
Nick L. 19 Jan 2011
4:10 pm

Glad to see your sponsorships are coming through with some better quality spirits! :P

This one looks really, really great.  I’m running to go pick up some more Luxardo right now.  I think tequila and egg whites play well together.  One of my favorite cocktails consists of is a revised version of the El Pepino.  Great summertime drink.

neil allen 20 Jan 2011
2:14 pm

Thanks for this… just a suggestion, some tasting notes….to give an idea of what the outcome is like, the preparation is eloquently presented, as ever, but perhaps a sip, at the completion of your cocktail, and a brief description of the flavour, you might describe the flavour to those not yet accustomed. Thanks again for the excellent Cocktail Spirit series - an inspiration.

Chris Milligan 21 Jan 2011
11:36 am

How Funny!

About 3 months ago I started using the spring form an old Hawthorne Strainer to help emulsify egg whites and cream.  One thing I found is that it works better if you connect the ends so it makes a circle (and resembles a coil whisk).

Cheers!

Rob Ripley 21 Jan 2011
1:33 pm

As a substitute for all that time consuming dry shaking with eggs, I’d highly recommend Jamie Boudreau’s alternate method using a battery-powered frother such as the Aerolatte Milk Frother, which I have. Saves time and creates a great egg froth!

http://www.smallscreennetwork.com/video/270/ssn_raising_the_bar_egg_shaking_640x360/

blair frodelius 25 Jan 2011
10:17 am

Robert,

Did Stan Jones create this one?  I’d be a bit surprised if he did, because of the inclusion of Maraschino Liqueur.  But, perhaps it was available in California in the 1970’s.  We only just got it in my area of the country within the last five years.

Blair
Goodspirits(dot)wordpress(dot)com

Robert Hess 25 Jan 2011
11:19 am

I doubt that Stan Jones created this, I’m not sure if he created any of the drinks that are in the book. His book is mostly an aggrigation of all of the drinks recipes that he could find. The recipes are very sparsly written, and the book represents a good snapshot of what was around at the time.

The Spruce Bruce 28 Jan 2011
5:43 pm

To answer blair flodelius’ question, the Esquire Party Book credited the creation of this cocktail to the Hotel Del Prado in Mexico. The Esquire Party Book, along with Playboy’s Host and Bar Book also listed grenadine as one of the ingredients for this cocktail.

photococktail 7 Apr 2011
1:17 am

Hi Robert,
I’ve been reading your blog for quite a long time, but never made comments.
However, your videos and posts (as well as Jamie’s) have always been inspiring for me, and finally I started up making my own cocktail blog.
It’s only in spanish by now (I live in madrid, spain), and the aim of it is quite different to yours, more focused on the image and a little story I come up with, but it’s all inspired by a good mixing cocktail, and some of them owe a lot to your explanations.
Hope you don’t mind that I included your web on my blogroll
Thanks for these gorgeous videos
Alberto
http://photococktail.wordpress.com/

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