|Summery and refreshing ‘Bad Idea’ cocktail: tequila, triple sec and beer…|
I came up with the Bad Idea late last summer after having a particularly terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. I have been meaning to blog the recipe for a really long time but since this is unashamedly a summer cocktail I have been holding back… Well no more. The weather in London today has been so gorgeous that the parks are swarming with people in T-shirts literally giddy from the sunshine. My son has proven himself to be British through and through by saying “mummy – this is a really lovely day!'”no less than 6 times.
But a little about the name. When I was first making this, in a bad tempered frenzy, my husband walked in the room and, spotting the tequila bottle, said “this is a really bad idea”. The name stuck. But really this cocktail is an absolutely excellent idea unless you have too many of them. I can’t claim any responsibility if you do.
This is a very drinkable and refreshing cocktail. You can multiply the quantities to make a pitcher for a party – just don’t add the ice until you are ready to serve. I usually put the beer in the freezer beforehand so it gets super cold.
1 large lime, quartered
2-3 tbsp agave syrup
2 tbsp tequila
1 tbsp triple sec
1 bottle really cold Mexican beer (I used Corona)
2 tbsp granulated sugar + 1 tsp coarse salt
Lime wedges to serve
Cracked ice to serve
- Put the salt and sugar in a small plate. Run a lime around the rim of a highball or rocks glass then press in the sugar/salt mixture.
- Put the lime and agave syrup in your cocktail shaker and muddle with the end of a clean rolling pin – try to get most of the juice out the lime.
- Add the tequila and triple sec and stir well. Strain into your prepared glass.
- Add some cracked ice and lime wedges. Pour the beer over the ice and stir very thoroughly before serving.