Thanks to a fabulously bizarre encounter with a bunch of young French people outside the New Rose just now, I have to share this cocktail recipe with you.
I invented it around 10 years ago in El Pescadero, Baja California Sur (that’s where the photo was taken) following an incident in which a US firefighter was driving a crowd of us in a bus (long story). He was driving quite fast. We were all yelling, “Slow down!! Tope!!!”
Tope is the Mexican Spanish word for speedbump.
He didn’t speak Spanish.
Anyway. . .
1 measure tequila
3 or 4 measures freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
2 drops of tabasco or other hot sauce.
Pour your shot of tequila over a couple of ice cubes (in a glass, obvs), add the grapefruit juice then 2 drops of hot sauce.
The hot sauce flavour might not come through on the first sip, but don’t go mad and add more for a few moments as the flavour tends to creep up on your tastebuds quite slowly…