Happy Hour ~ Celebrate National Tequila Day
Aw tequila, nectar of the margarita gods. Today, July 24th, is national tequila day so what better way to celebrate than with these tasty tequila recipes.
CRUZ Old Fashioned
CRUZ Tequila is authentic 100% estate grown blue agave tequila, handcrafted in small batches to ensure the finest quality possible. Its smooth flavor and subtle caramel notes inspire even the most novice tequila drinker to confidently experiment with tequila-based cocktails beyond the traditional margarita!
2 parts Cruz Reposado Tequila
½ part simple syrup
2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
2 dashes Orange bitters
1 slice orange rind
1 slice grapefruit rind
Combine all ingredients except rinds with ice and stir for 40 seconds. Garnish with an orange and grapefruit rind.
Cruz Desayuno, For the Manhattan lover.
2 parts Cruz Silver Tequila
1 part Dolin Blanc Vermouth
1/2 part Green Chartreuse
1 dash Orange Bitters
Stir all ingredients; strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a Grapefruit peel (optional).
Tres Aperol Sunset
The Tres Agaves line of tequila is crafted using volcanic spring-water collected from the nearby Tequila Volcano and made at one of the last family-owned, independent distilleries in Mexico. The perfectly balanced taste of Tres Agaves truly makes it the ultimate tequila for getting creative behind the bar. Put your mixologist hat on and give the accompanying certified-organic agave nectar a whirl as well!
2 parts Tres Agaves Blanco Tequila
1 part Aperol
¾ part fresh-squeezed lemon juice
½ part fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice
1 edible flower, for garnish
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the flower.
Tres Crush For the Tom Collins lover.
1 ½ parts Tres Agaves Reposado Tequila
½ part St. Germain or Thatcher’s Organic Elderflower Liqueur
2 part fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice
½ part fresh-squeezed lime juice
1 part soda water
Grapefruit slice or lime wedge, for garnish
Combine all ingredients, except soda water, in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a tall glass with fresh ice, then add soda water. Garnish with grapefruit slice or lime wedge.
For the gin loving Aviation drinker: TeQUIviation (Created by Founder of Muddling Memories and Head Bartender at Upholstery Store: Food and Wine) You’ve never seen or tasted an extra-añejo like this before: QUI Tequila is the world’s first platinum, clear, extra-añejo tequila. Each batch has been aged a minimum of three and a half years, creating its smooth sipping quality, aromatic flavor and crystal clear finish without the harsh aftertaste that’s usually associated with most extra-añejo tequilas.
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.