06/28/2012 02:58 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

How To Cocktail Video: The La Perla

If you think that tequila is just for shots and making Margaritas, you have it all wrong. The spirit can be used in a wide range of cocktails that will satisfy just about any drinker.

It's a lesson we learned from Jacques Bezuidenhout. The talented mixologist and advisory board member just happens to be a world-renowned tequila expert. And in the short video below, he shows you how to make his favorite tequila aperitif, the La Perla.

This simple mix of tequila, dry sherry and pear liqueur is a sophisticated tipple that'll whet your appetite before a meal. Whether you're a fan of Dry Martinis or bitter Negronis, it's definitely worth a try. Cheers!

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