A really good tequila can change someone’s life. And for spirit aficionados—those who appreciate the taste of agave and respect the Jalisco region of Mexico—tequila enhances all drinks. Its iterations—blanco, reposado and anejo—are all distinct, dancing on palates in a variety of ways and each with a special distinction. Mixing tequila with other ingredients can transform a mundane cocktail to the upper echelon of a drinking experience. With National Tequila Day right around the corner—July 24—it’s time to update your menu and honor a spirit that guests consistently crave.
Courtesy of Cascal Fresh Tropical Soft Drink.
1¼ oz. tequila
¼ oz. Cointreau
¼ oz. Grand Marnier
Juice of half a small lime
2 oz. Cascal Fresh Tropical Soft Drink
Lime wedge, for garnish
Add all ingredients into a mixing glass over ice, except Cascal. Shake hard. Strain out into rocks glass filled with ice and top off with Cascal. Stir gently. Garnish with lime wedge.
Courtesy of iX Mixer.
2 parts blanco tequila
3 parts Citrus iX Mixer
1 part pineapple juice
Moisten the rim of a rocks glass with a lime wedge. Coat the rim of the glass with sugar. Combine all ingredients over ice and garnish with a lime wedge.
Created by Bacardi Portfolio Mixologist Manny Hinojosa.
1 oz. Culinary Traditions Cherry Puree, thawed
1 ½ oz. Corzo Silver Tequila
½ oz. Campari
1 ½ oz. ruby red grapefruit juice
¾ oz. agave nectar
¾ oz. fresh lime juice
Orange slice, for garnish
Fresh berries, for garnish
Add all ingredients into a mixing glass. Add ice, shake and strain into a tall glass with fresh ice. Garnish with an orange slice and fresh berries.
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