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Celebrate National Tequila Day With New Ideas

By July 24, 2017Top News
Reposado Paloma

This year,  National Tequila Day  falls on July 24. The long history of tequila has evolved from mezcal wine to a popular spirit to savor. If neat is not your style, try some creative spins on classic cocktails, using the famed blue agave base spirit to lead the flavor profile.

Agave Sazerac

Agave Sazerac

Agave Sazerac

  • 2 oz. Roca Patrón Añejo
  • .5 oz. Simple syrup
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • 1 dash Peychaud’s bitters
  • 1 dash Absinthe
  • Lemon peel for garnish

Method: “Rinse” a chilled rocks glass with absinthe or Herbsaint by swirling the spirit, allowing it to coat the glass, then discard the excess. In a mixing glass, combine Roca Patrón Añejo, simple syrup and bitters. Add ice and stir to chill. Strain into the absinthe-seasoned rocks glass and garnish with a lemon peel.

 

Orale!

Orale!

Orale!

  • 1 3/4 oz. 1800 Coconut
  • 1/4 oz. Mango Nectar
  • 2 dashes Jalapeno Hot Sauce
  • 1/4 oz. Simple syrup
  • Top with Champagne
  • Garnish with Mango Slice

Method: Combine all ingredients, except Champagne. Add ice. Shake for 10 seconds. Top mixture with Champagne in mixing tin. Double Strain into coupe glass.

 

Reposado Paloma

Reposado Paloma

Reposado Paloma

  • 1 1/2 oz. Don Julio Reposado
  • 1 oz. Fresh Grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 oz. Fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz. Agave nectar
  • Splash of soda water
  • Grapefruit peel or lime wedge for garnish

Method: Combine Don Julio Reposado, fresh grapefruit juice, fresh lime juice, and agave nectar into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into a glass over ice. Add a splash of soda water and garnish with a grapefruit peel or lime wedge.

 

Ancho Verde Margarita

Ancho Verde Margarita

 

Ancho Verde Margarita

  • 1 part Ancho Reyes Verde
  • 1 part Milagro Silver Tequila
  • 1 part fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 part agave nectar

Method: Add all ingredients to a shaker, add ice, and shake hard. Strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass with half its rum salted. Garnish with a lime wheel.

 

El Diablo

El Diablo

El Diablo

  • 50 ml KAH Reposado Tequila
  • 15 ml of lime
  • 10 ml Crème de Cassis liqueur
  • 90 ml Ginger beer

Shake first three ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass. Top with ginger beer.

 

Cuervo Flirt

Cuervo Flirt

Cuervo Flirt

  • 2 parts Jose Cuervo Especial Silver
  • 3/4 part apricot brandy liqueur
  • 1 part cranberry juice
  • 3/4 part fresh lime juice
  • lime wedge garnish

Shake all ingredients together and fine-strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Serve with a floated lime wheel.

 

 

 

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