The Margarita's lighter cousin, this Mango Matador is perfect for days spent poolside or on the beach while wearing a floppy hat and plenty of sunscreen.
1 jigger (3 tablespoons) blanco tequila
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon simple syrup
about 4 jiggers (about 6 oz) soda water, tonic water, seltzer or club soda
optional garnish: lime slice or wedge, mango pieces
Combine the balsamic vinegar, tequila, lime juice, and simple syrup in a shaker with a few ice cubes. Shake well.
Strain into a cocktail glass or champagne flute. Top with whichever sparkling water you're using.
Taste, and add more water or simple syrup to your preference.
Garnish and serve in a champagne flute, margarita glass, or highball.