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Tequila Surprise | Taste and Tipple

Tequila Surprise

Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Tequila Surprise
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 drink
Author Yvonne Langen


  • 2 oz tequila blanco
  • ¼ oz Campari
  • ¾ oz lime juice
  • ¼ oz Marie Brizard Passionfruit Syrup
  • ½ oz cinnamon syrup
  • ½ oz club soda
  • tsp grated lime zest, for garnish

Cinnamon Syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks


  1. Short shake all the ingredients (except the club soda) with 3 ice cubes, then strain into a rocks glass over one large ice cube. Top with the club soda. Garnish with a fine grating of lime zest over the top.

Cinnamon Syrup

  1. Combine sugar, water, and cinnamon sticks in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let sit at room temperature overnight.

  2. Remove cinnamon sticks and store syrup in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks.

Recipe Notes

Recipe slightly adapted from: Fauchauld, Nick et al. “Golden Beautiful.” Death & Co.: Modern Classic Cocktails. Berkeley: Ten Speed Press, 2014.