Rodriguez Sour

Rodriguez Sour Cocktail

Base Spirit: Tequila

Served: On the Rocks

Preparation: Shaken

Strength: Medium

Difficulty: Complicated

About the Rodriguez Sour Cocktail

Fiery jalapeño syrup kicks up this sweet and fruity tequila cocktail.

Ingredients in the Rodriguez Sour Cocktail

Garnish: Jalapeño slice

Glass: Rocks

How to make the Rodriguez Sour Cocktail

Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a long slice of jalapeño.

*Jalapeño Syrup


  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 4 Jalapeño peppers, roughly chopped


Add the water and sugar to a saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves completely. Add the jalapeños, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and pour the mixture into a blender. Puree until smooth and fine-strain into a storage container. Let cool completely and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 to 3 weeks.

Watch San Francisco bartender Kevin Diedrich make a proper Rodriguez Sour in our How to Cocktail video.


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