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The Pompous Mexican (Official Recipe)

The Pompous Mexican is a cocktail made from Corona beer, Tanqueray gin and lemon juice (I prefer ReaLemon brand). The ingredients complement each other as the beer smooths out the gin, and the gin/lemon de-fizzes the beer.

I created this in the summer of 2003. It was a hot summer, and I was alternating between icy Coronas and refreshing Gin and tonics. One day I couldn't decide which one to have, so I simply combined the two (mostly; admittedly I left out the tonic altogether).

While independently created, this cocktail bears some similarities with the Lolita.

  • 12 oz. Corona beer
  • 1/2 shot (3/4 oz.) Tanqueray gin
  • 1/2 shot (3/4 oz.) lemon juice

Mixing Instructions
  • Take a sip (or pour out) a small amount of the Corona, down to where the neck widens, creating room for the other ingredients.
  • Carefully pour the Tanqueray & lemon juice into the bottle of Corona.
  • Cap the bottle tightly with your thumb, invert until the ingredients mix fully.
  • Drink and enjoy.

  • The Corona should be cold (from a refrigerator).
  • While not required, the lemon juice should be cold (from a refrigerator) and the Tanqueray should be chilled (in a freezer).
  • "More" is not "better" - Using more than a half shot of gin or lemon will ruin the flavor.
  • Gins vary widely in flavor. While other gins can be used, the original gin used by the creator is Tanqueray.
  • Don't use lime as a subsitute for lemon.



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