Dead Man's Handle

Dead Man's Handle


  • 45ml tequila blanco
  • 22.5ml aperol
  • 15ml lime juice
  • 15ml orgeat
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  1. Pour all ingredients in a shaker with ice.

  2. Shake until chilled.

  3. Strain into a tulip (or rocks) glass filled with crushed ice.

  4. Garnish with tajín.


  1. This delicious recipe is an example of a perfectly balanced cocktail where all ingredients play together in unison, without fighting for dominance.

  2. This cocktail is extremely easy to drink, and it should be in your back pocket if you find yourself with guests that aren’t fond of tequila because of bad experiences they may have had in the past. 

  3. Tajín is a condiment primarily made of chili peppers, lime and salt. It’s made in Tijuana, México. Aside from fitting this cocktail, you can use tajín in a variety of things, such as on top of fruit (like pineapple, mango or watermelon, for example), as well as seasoning for poultry, pork or fish.

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  1. Created by Tiffany Kirk in 2019 at Miss Carousel Bar in Houston, Texas, USA. 

  2. A dead man’s handle is a switch or lever, most commonly used on trains, that if released by the driver, causes the train to stop. They are related to a Dead Man’s Switch.

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