Eric Appelby, the head bartender at San Francisco restaurant-bar Tres Agaves, believes tequila is the liquor of choice, and he’s always looking for a way to slip it into a drink. Here, he’s altered the classic French 75 by replacing the gin with tequila—some would call that blasphemous, but we just consider it tasty and far less fussy.
- 1Combine tequila, lime juice, and agave nectar in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously until chilled, then strain into a champagne flute.
- 2Top with champagne and garnish with a lime twist (if using).