It’s National Tequila Day everybody, and since it’s Friday, we may as well make it National Tequila Weekend! Here are 6 summery recipes to help you celebrate all weekend long in the safety of your self-isolating bubble.
Ghost Diplomatic Immunity
2 oz. Ghost Tequila
1 oz. carrot juice
1 oz. turmeric ginger chai (homemade or purchased)
Shake ingredients together and strain. Top with a splash of ginger beer.
The Grand Velas Los Cabos resort offers a wheatgrass margarita kit for guests arriving at their Wellness Suites. Wheatgrass is high in nutrients and antioxidants like vitamins A, C and E, as well as iron, magnesium, calcium and amino acids and has also been known to lower cholesterol.
1 fresh wheatgrass shot (or a teaspoon wheatgrass powder diluted in 2 oz. water)
1.5 oz. Don Julio blanco or your favorite blanco tequila
1 oz. Cointreau
1 oz. lemon juice
0.5 oz. agave syrup
Combine all ingredients in a shaker, shake and pour over ice.
Last week, PATRÓN announced the appointment of new Master Distiller David Rodriguez, after legendary Master Distiller Francisco Alcaraz retirement. A visionary steward of the brand for nearly 18 years, Rodriguez worked side by side with Alcaraz to produce and approve every batch of PATRÓN that leaves the distillery.
2 oz. PATRÓN Silver
.75 oz. PATRÓN Citrónge Orange
.75 oz. St-Germain elderflower liqueur
.75 oz. fresh lime juice
.5 oz. Fino Sherry
.5 oz. agave syrup
Pinch of salt
Celery spear and edible flower for garnish
Sugar, Maldon salt and celery salt for rim
Rim a highball glass with a mix of sugar, Maldon salt and celery salt. Combine ingredients in a blender with crushed ice and blend until a slushy consistency is achieved. Pour contents from blender into glass. Garnish with celery spear and edible flower.
2 oz. Tequila Partida Reposado
1.5 oz. tamarind nectar or soda
1.5 oz. pineapple juice
.5 oz. agave nectar
.5 oz. fresh lime juice
2 dashes of Angostura bitters
Shake and strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with a fresh pineapple wedge and pineapple leaves.
Grilled Watermelon Margarita
1 oz. Cointreau
2 oz. Tequila blanco
1 oz. fresh lime juice
.5 oz. grilled watermelon syrup
.5 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
Tajin and kosher salt
Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake and fine strain over ice into Tajin-salted rocks glass (3:1 Tajin to kosher salt) Garnish with a lime wheel.
Cut watermelon into slices and grill until both sides of the watermelon have grill marks. After letting cool, blend with simple syrup (1:1) and fine strain.
Rosa’s Gold Rush
Código 1530 Rosa is created by resting blanco Tequila for a month in uncharred Cabernet French White Oak barrels from Napa Valley, which imparts a natural, delicate rose color.
1.5 oz Código 1530 Rosa Tequila
1 oz fresh tangerine juice
.5 oz simple syrup
.5 oz lemon juice
Splash of club soda
In a shaker filled with ice, add tequila, tangerine juice, lemon juice and simple syrup. Shake and strain over ice. Top with club soda.