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El Tesoro La Morenita

El Tesoro La Morenita

El Tesoro La Morenita

  • tequila
  • Level: Medium
  • Prep: 10 min
This is a cocktail with true depth, like its namesake. The color comes from the tamarind puree, and the mild bitterness is typical of the fruit the puree is made from. Adding layers of flavor with lime and orange accentuates the complexity of the Reposado.


  • 2 parts El Tesoro Reposado tequila
  • ¾ part fresh lime juice 
  • ½ part fresh orange juice 
  • ½ part tamarind puree 
  • ¼ part agave nectar 
  • Lime Twist for garnish
For the spice rim:
  • Pinch of ground sea salt 
  • Pinch of dried, crushed ancho chilies 
  • Pinch of crushed demerara sugar


  • Ice cube tray
  • Shaker
  • Hawthorne strainer
  • Lowball glass

How to Mix

  1. Mix salt, ancho chili and demerara sugar to create a spice mix
  2. Use a lime wedge to lightly moisten half of the glass rim
  3. Gently roll one side of the glass in the mixture
  4. Add all the ingredients to a Boston shaker filled with ice
  5. Shake vigorously
  6. Rim a rocks glass with spicy salt
  7. Double strain into a rocks glass over new ice
  8. Garnish with a lime twist

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