Tequila & Mezcal

Tequila Julep

The Mint Julep is a refreshing cocktail, one that was used as medicine back in the day. The classic Mint Julep uses bourbon as its main spirit, but with this cocktail, we’ve swapped out bourbon for Tequila to give you a little kick. INGREDIENTS 2 oz Reposado Tequila 1 Tablespoon Agave Syrup 1 Tablespoon Lemon …

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Vampiro

The Vampiro is the national drink of Mexico. It is said to have been created by fruit stand vendor Oscar Hernández in 1978 – who originally made the cocktail for himself. Oscar would mix a citrus-flavoured soda with Viuda de Sanchez, which is a Mexican orange juice-based sangrita. All that would be poured into plastic …

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Ginger Margarita

Try this twist on a classic margarita with a ginger punch. The recipe comes from Spice Market, a South-east Asian restaurant in the W Hotel. INGREDIENTS 1 oz Tequila 1 3/4 oz Ginger Syrup 1/2 ozCointreau  Garnish: Lime Slice PREPARATION Rim a rocks glass with ginger salt. Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass, add …

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Abuela Jardin

The Abuela’s Jardin is a refreshing cocktail created by Código 1530, featuring their Reposado tequila. The most prominent flavor element of the Abuela’s Jardin is herbal, which is emphasized with the inclusion of Chamomile Turbinado Syrup and bitters. INGREDIENTS 2 oz Reposado Tequila (preferably Código 1530) 3/4 oz Tangerine Juice 1/4 oz Lime Juice 1/2 oz Chamomile Turbinado Syrup 3 dashes Orange & Mandarin Bitters 4 Fresh Cucumber Slices …

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Rosa Martini

The Rosa Martini takes its name from its base spirit—Código 1530 Rosa Tequila—which is rested for one month in uncharred Napa Cabernet French white oak barrels. Imbued with a light pink color, the tequila sports delicate, wine-y floral notes on top of fresh agave. The tequila itself has quite prominent sweet and citrus flavors that …

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Tequila Negroni

The Negroni is an Italian classic made using gin, however, this cocktail substitutes gin for Blanco tequila, hence the name Tequila Negroni. This cocktail is a beautiful balance of herbal, bitter, and sweet notes. Tequila Blanco brings a clean and zesty taste that pairs well with the additional elements of this well established drink INGREDIENTS 1 oz Campari …

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Marble Queen

This next cocktail is bursting with coconut flavor. Inspired by the Tequila brand, Milagro, this particular tequila is crisp, light, and smooth. The quality and flavor in this tequila will remind you of being on a tropical oasis. This cocktail beautifully blends cream of coconut and tequila with the presence of fresh lime juice. The …

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Mexican 75

Eric Appelby, the head bartender at San Francisco restaurant-bar Tres (formerly Tres Agaves), believes tequila is the liquor of choice, and he’s always looking for a way to slip it into a drink. With the Mexican 75 cocktail, it is a spin-off of the French 75 by replacing the gin with tequila—some would call that disrespectful, but most just say …

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Mucho Grande

A delicious cocktail recipe for the Mucho Grande cocktail with Orange Juice, Lemon Juice, Caramel Syrup, Egg white, Aperol, Tequila and other ingredients. The drink was invented by Tom Wood from Hugo’s Pizza Bar. INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 oz Tequila 1/4 oz Amaro Montenegro 1/2 oz Aperol 1/2 oz Orange Juice 1/2 oz Lemon Juice 1/4 …

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Cadillac Margarita

Step up your margarita game with the Cadillac Margarita: it uses tequila and Grand Marnier liqueur to add sophistication and style! Float Grand Marnier on top of your classic margarita and you’ve got the Cadillac. It has a nuanced flavor and is a great way to step up your cocktail game with very little effort. INGREDIENTS 1 oz …

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