Red Rooster Sour

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The name Red Rooster is a play on words referencing the savoriness of the cocktail, since the recipe idea came from the Mexican chunky-style salsa pico de gallo, which means rooster’s beak. This cocktail was created for and built around the flavor profile of Fortaleza Tequila, whose blanco is incredibly herbaceous and vegetal. The rooster is also a big part of the Sauza family’s history and family crest. Guillermo Sauza is the sole owner of the brand and is the 5th generation of the Sauza family. 

Created by mixologist Robert E. Gonzales, courtesy of Tequila Fortaleza.


  • 2 oz Fortaleza tequila blanco
  • ¾ oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 heaping bar spoon of spicy mango chutney (¾ oz)
  • 1 pinch of smoked chili salt (1/8 oz)
  • 3 sprigs of fresh cilantro
  • ¾ egg white


Garnish with angostura aromatic bitters soaked “everything under the sun” dried red chili pepper skins. Dry shake, hard shake, fine strain into cocktail glass, garnish with “everything under the sun” dried red pepper skin soaked angostura aromatic bitters.

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