Well, its christmas eve, and that means the Tijuana Taxi. Originally conceived as a method to keep my brother-in-law from church it is now a Christmas Eve tradition.

  • 2 ounces gold tequila (reposado preferred)
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ounce orange juice (no pulp)
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • lemon twist

Shake liquid ingredients vigorously over ice, serve in a chilled martini glass up, garnish with lemon twist.  Optional: rim the glass with sugar.

Dave’s Thoughts:

  • Its got tequila
  • It tastes good
  • I am writing this after three!

Tasting Notes:

  • Dave’s Rating: 9/10
  • Strength: 9/10
  • Sweetness: 7/10
  • Better than actually getting in a Tijuana Taxi.