Cantarito

Ben Fasman, Dove's Luncheonette | Chicago

Ben Fasman, Dove’s former beverage director and general manager, discovered the Cantarito while visiting the Lunazul distillery in 2012. “We’d been working with the jimadores [agave harvesters] in the fields and on the way back to Guadalajara, we passed a roadside stand; you ordered by pointing at which tequila you wanted and they’d chop up some limes, oranges and grapefruit and squeeze them directly into a cántaro and finish it with a spoonful of salt topped with Squirt and ice.”

Ingredients

Serving: 1

  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 ounces blanco tequila, preferably Lunazul
  • 1 1/4 ounces orange juice
  • 3/4 ounce grapefruit juice
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice
  • 4 ounces Mexican Squirt

Garnish: Tajín

Directions
  1. In a ceramic tumbler, add all the ingredients, adding the Mexican Squirt last.
  2. Stir to integrate.
  3. Top with ice.
  4. Garnish with Tajín.

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