The Batanga Cocktail was created by legendary bartender Don Javier in Tequila, Mexico in 1961. It was a very good year...and it was a very good cocktail. Don was known for ritualistically stirring all of his cocktails with a knife. No doubt about it, the guy knew how to cut through all the clutter and deliver a fantastic drink.
2 ounces of Tequila
1/2 ounce of fresh lime juice
A dash of sea salt
In a tall glass filled with ice, add the Tequila, lime juice and salt.
Stir (with a knife)...Don Javier would be proud.
Top up with Coca Cola. The Real Thing.
Garnish with a lime wedge.
If you wish, salt the rim.
Enjoy and toast to Don Javier!!