The Tequini Cocktail is a Martini made with tequila.
As was explained to me one day by a customer at the restaurant's lounge during a Martini promotion, this recipe is for tequila lovers.
Tequinis are a drier cocktail than what you might normally
expect for a tequila drink.
It certainly features the taste of a quality tequila - and
that is the absolute bottom line. Use a quality, dry tequila.
The tequila-loving lounge customer asked me to make him one, which I did. He also asked me not to "pick" the olive, but just to toss it in the glass. He said not to bother with the lemon twist. He tasted - and approved.
He then bought several Tequinis for other guests who expressed an interest. Even though they were vodka martini and gin martini "experts," they approved of this beverage.
I asked the customer when he first tried this cocktail recipe. He said, "You should remember, you're as old as I am." (That hurt a bit.) He said the drink was popular during the 1960's and into the 70's.
I pleaded forgiveness. I could not remember it. But in those years, I wasn't really "into" tequila. He forgave me.
Preparation time: 2 minutes. Serves 1
There you have it. You'll appreciate this beverage!
Enjoy your Tequini Cocktail, especially if you enjoy a dry tequila! And please enjoy the company of those you share it with!
"Happy National Margarita Day! Now, hand over the tequila and no one gets hurt!"