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Caballo Negro

The Spicy Mexican Cousin of the Cuba Libre

This Tequila longdrink is really the Mexican cousin of the Cuba Libre. And just as good. The distinct taste of tequila gives the Caballo Negro a special twist. Mejico Libre!

The Caballo Negro is the favourite longdrink of my old buddy Chris. I have the "honour" of having introduced him to tequila when I brought home a few bottles of Don Julio from one of my trips to Mexico.

Chris fell in love with tequila, and the rest is history...

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Caballo Negro Ingredients

For this Caballo Negro recipe you will need the following ingredients:

2 fld. ounces
Tequila Sauza or Cuervo (prefereably "Gold")
Lime *), cut into 4 wedges;
Ice Cubes
Pepsi Cola (or Coca Cola)

*) For clarity, by "lime" we mean that round green type of lemon. (if you can't get limes, use lemons instead. The taste is not the same, but it's better than nothing!)


Making a proper Caballo Negro longdrink goes as follows:

Salud, Cabroncito!

A Note about Tequila:

I know that some people consider tequila an inferior drink, driving men crazy, and causing gruesome hangovers.

This wrong image is probably caused by cheap "bulk tequila" that has nothing to do with the noble and exquisite drink that was developed with patience, hard labour, professional pride and tradition - and lots of love and passion - in the states of Jalisco and Tamaulipas in Mexico.

Photo of Don Julio Tequila Reposado My advise is simple:

Stay away from cheap tequila.

Buy the best available tequila you can afford.

And most important:

Enjoy, but don't drink more than you can handle!

Juancho's BBQ Tip

For maximum taste:

Serve your cocktails and longdrinks as COLD as possible!

Make sure that all your cocktail and longdrink ingredients, tools and glasses are as cold as possible before you start mixing.

Softdrinks, juices, lemons, glasses, shakers, stirrers, etc. go in the refrigerator.
Liquor can even be kept in the freezer!


Although this is a barbecue website, grown-ups are hereby fully authorized to use these beautiful longdrink recipes for any party.

Even if there isn't a barbecue within a mile!

However, in any event or circumstances: Drink responsibly, keep alcohol away from children, and never drink and drive!

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Hot Smoke Longdrink Menu

The friends of Hot Smoke BBQ have approved and certified these longdrink recipes, but only after extensive, repeated, thorough and passionate testing...

Longdrinks based on Rum:

Longdrinks based on Tequila:

Longdrinks - General:

Hot Smoke Cocktail Menu

Cocktails are great to kick start any party. After a few sips of a good cocktail everybody will get into the right mood.

Cocktails - General:

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Some things about alcohol to seriously consider:

Hot Smoke BBQ does not condone, approve or promote any excessive use of alcohol.

Enjoy your drink, but keep the party a party for everyone.
And never ever forget that Barbecues, Smokers and Grills are hot and potentially very dangerous!


- Keep children away from alcohol!

- Don't Drink and Drive!

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