This is the most versatile Valentine’s Day drink.

Into it? Not only is tequila an aphrodisiac, but Santana (yes, the Santana of Woodstock and Black Magic Woman) likened his first warm taste of El Beso de Luz to the first time one falls in love. In fact, he was so moved by it that he gave the cocktail its name, a tribute to his wife Cindy. 

“The El Beso de Luz” Margarita (the kiss of light)


2 oz Casa Noble Crystal
½ oz Licor 43
1 oz lime juice
¼ orange squeeze & drop
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake, strain and serve up or on the rocks. Garnish with a line wheel. To salt rim-moisten rim of glass with lime, gently roll in a plate of kosher salt.


Information and photo provided by Amy Benson, The Baddish Group

Felice "Swanky Girl" Sloan

Felice is the co-founder and editor of Urban Swank. She focuses on food, beauty, and fashion.


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