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Acapulco cocktail
Acapulco: the cocktail that pays homage to the famous Mexican seaside town.


For 1 person
3 cl rum
1.5 cl white curaçao
1.5 cl lime juice
1 egg white
1 tsp sugar

How to make

Technique: shaker / Glass: old fashioned / Type: short drink (7cl) / Time: 5 mn
  1. Fill an old-fashioned glass with crushed ice in advance.

  2. Shake the rum, the white Curaçao, the lime juice, the egg white and the sugar with a few ice cubes.

  3. Strain into the glass.

  4. Decorate with a sprig of fresh mint.


This is the common and undoubtedly original recipe for the Acapulco cocktail that we provide here, it is indeed traditionally made with white rum, triple sec, lime juice, egg white, sugar and sprig of fresh mint.

This recipe is increasingly modified, some people tend to replace the rum with tequila, probably because it is Mexico's flagship drink (remember that Acapulco de Juárez is a city in Mexico). By replacing the rum with tequila, the cocktail would be more in line with its name. This basic recipe is also a little full-bodied, it is not uncommon to find fruit juice incorporated with in particular pineapple juice and grapefruit juice because they are exotic fruits.

That's why sometimes you can find completely modified Acapulcos consisting of tequila and fruit juice.

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