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A sweet tequila cocktail: Toreador by Karen Hursh Graber © 2000

This chocolate-y concoction is Mexico's answer to the Brandy Alexander. Creamy and just a bit sweet, it makes a nice special-occasion drink. Any tequila may be used, although blanco (white) is preferable in combination with the other flavors.


  • 2 oz. tequila
  • 1 oz. creme de cacao
  • 1 oz. light cream
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder


Shake to mix all ingredients. Pour over crushed ice in an Old Fashioned glass. Makes 1 cocktail.

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Published or Updated on: May 1, 2000 by Karen Hursh Graber © 2000
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