October 22, 2018

Hot! TGIF Cocktail Recipe of the Day: Celebrating National Tequila Day

Its my favorite time of the year, right after the Nordstrom’s bi-annual sale. Its National Tequila day (and here are ten surprising facts about tequila) and I am all here for some serious celebration. In honor of the day and since its Friday, I am sharing some delicious cocktails to celebrate with style.

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Blueberry Margaritas
Tres Aperol Sunset
Cruz Old Fashioned
Lil Mizz- cocktail only
Ginger Palomina
Mad Mango

The Endless Summer
2 oz. Avión Reposado
2 oz. Pineapple Juice
1 oz. Soda water finish

Directions: Combine tequila and pineapple juice over ice in a tall glass and stir until chilled. Add a splash of soda and garnish with a lime wheel.

Partida Raspberry Collins
1 3/4 oz Partida Blanco Tequila
3/4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
3/4 oz Partida Organic Agave Nectar (Cut 50/50 with water)
8 to 10 Raspberries

Directions: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain over fresh ice into a highball glass. Top with sparkling water or club soda.
Garnish: Lemon twist and 3 Raspberries on a pick.

Añejo Old Fashioned

2 slices of Orange
2 Scoops of Sugar
3 Drops Angostura Bitters
½ oz Herradura Añejo
1-2 Brandied Cherries

Directions: In an Old Fashioned glass muddle the orange slices, sugar, and bitters. Add ice sphere to glass. Add Herradura Añejo. Garnish with brandied cherries.

Blueberry Margarita
1/2 parts Sauza® Signature Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila

1/4 part JDK & Sons™ O3 Premium Orange Liqueur
1/4 pint blueberries
1/4 part agave nectar (or 1/2 teaspoon sugar)
Juice of 3/4 lime

Direction: Wash your blueberries, reserving a few for garnish. In a shaker, muddle together blueberries and agave or sugar. Strain through a sieve into a Mason Jar over ice, rimmed with sugar or salt. Add the remaining ingredients and enjoy!

Tres Aperol Sunset

2 parts Tres Agaves Blanco Tequila
1 part Aperol
1 part Tres Agaves Cocktail-Ready Agave Nectar
¾ part fresh-squeezed lemon juice
½ part fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice
1 edible flower, for garnish

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.  Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Garnish with the flower. 

CRUZ Old Fashioned

2 parts Cruz Reposado Tequila
½ part Crown Maple syrup
2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
2 dashes Orange bitters
1 slice orange rind
1 slice grapefruit rind

Directions: Combine all ingredients except rinds with ice and stir for 40 seconds. Garnish with an orange and grapefruit rind.

Created by Founder of Muddling Memories and Head Bartender at Upholstery Store: Food and Wine
2 parts QUI Tequila
¾ part fresh lemon juice
¾ part Maraschino liqueur
¼ part crème de violette

Directions: Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake for 5 seconds and double strain into a coup glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Lil Mizz Sunshine
Created by Rosie Ruiz, Cole’s (LA)

6 oz Roca Patrón Reposado
2 oz Patrón Citrónge Mango
3 oz Orange/Chamomile Tea-Infused Sweet Vermouth
3 oz Lime Juice
10 White Sugar Cubes
6 oz Club Soda

Directions: Muddle sugar cubes with lime juice, Stir all ingredients (except for club soda) with ice. Strain over 1 large block of ice. Add club soda, and garnish with orange wheels and edible flowers.

*Orange Chamomile infused sweet vermouth:
-5 tsp Orange Chamomile Tea Leaves
-750ml Dolin Sweet Vermouth

Infuse tea in vermouth for 2 hours. After 2 hours, strain out tea and refrigerate.

**Serves 4/5**

Ginger Palomina

2 oz. Casa Noble Crystal
.5 oz. lime
2 oz. fresh grapefruit
.25 oz. agave nectar

Directions: Mix together the first 4 ingredients in a shaker. Pour over fresh ice in a salted Collins glass. Top with 2 oz. ginger beer. Garnish with a floating lime wheel.

Mad Mango 
​​Created by Tomas Delos Reyes
2 oz Partida Reposado Tequila
½  oz agave nectar
¾ oz fresh lime juice
½ oz mango puree
2​ ​jalapeño disc/slices
Directions: In shaker, muddle 1​ ​jalapeño disc with agave nectar.  Add ingredients into shaker and shake over ice.  Strain over ice, garnish with jalapeño disc floating on top.
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