Border Crossing

Border Crossing

When you want to keep a party moving, serve a festive drink with a wanderlust theme. We found the Border Crossing, a retro tequila cocktail, in a 1971 bartending book and tinkered with it a bit to bring it up to date.

Ingredients Directions

For One Drink

1 1/2 ounces tequila
1/2 ounce raspberry liqueur (such as Chambord)
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon superfine sugar

Shake all the ingredients with ice and strain into an ice-filled glass.

For Twenty Drinks

3 3/4 cups tequila
1 1/4 cups raspberry liqueur (such as Chambord)
1 1/4 cups fresh lime juice
1/4 cup plus 3 scant tablespoons superfine sugar
Combine all the ingredients in a large pitcher, add ice, and stir for about 30 seconds. Spoon out the ice cubes. Store the pitcher in the refrigerator until party time.

From Cocktail Parties, Straight Up! Easy Hors D'oeuvres, Delicious Drinks and Inspired Ideas for Entertaining with Style by Lauren and Anne Purcell.