Burnt-Orange Anejo Sour

This mash-up between a margarita and a whiskey sour stars ajejo, a dark aged tequilla. Top the cocktail recipe with an orange slice you've broiled or caramelized with a kitchen torch for a fab garnish.

Burnt-Orange Anejo Sour
Photo: Blaine Moats
Total Time:
10 mins


  • 1 orange slice

  • ¼ teaspoon sugar

  • 4 mint leaves

  • 1 ½ ounce anejo tequila

  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice

  • 1 ounce Cointreau or orange liqueur

  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth

  • 1 ounce pasteurized liquid egg whites

  • Blood orange soda

  • Ice cubes


  1. Place orange slice on a sheet of foil; sprinkle with sugar. Use a kitchen torch to heat sugar until it is dark golden and charred in some spots. Let cool.

  2. In a cocktail shaker muddle mint. Add tequila, lime juice, Cointreau, vermouth, and egg whites. Cover; shake vigorously until pressure builds and mixture sounds less "sloshy" and looks frothy. Add ice; cover and shake vigorously until cold.

  3. Strain into a glass and top with blood orange soda. Float burnt orange slice on top. Makes 1 serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

267 Calories
7g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 267
% Daily Value *
Sodium 57mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 21.1mg 106%
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Potassium 140mg 3%
Folate, total 13mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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