As I mentioned in my previous post about National Tequila Day, there’s more to tequila than margaritas. Following are just a few creative concoctions that will take your taste buds on a tantalizing trip south of the border.
Created by Pete Vasconcellos of The Penrose in New York City; photo courtesy of Blue Nectar Spirits Company.
2 oz. Blue Nectar Silver tequila
½ oz. fresh lime juice
2 oz. ginger beer
mezcal to float (about ¼ oz.)
5 mint leaves
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add tequila and lime juice and shake well. Pour in to a highball glass. Top with ginger beer, and float the mezcal. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.
Recipe and photo courtesy of Trianon Tequila.
2 oz. Trianon Reposado tequila
1 oz. grapefruit soda
Fresh-squeezed lime juice
Rime a glass with salt and fill with ice. Add tequila and grapefruit soda. Squeeze in fresh lime juice and a pinch of salt. Stir, and garnish with lime slice.
Photo and recipe courtesy of Trianon Tequila.
2 oz. Trianon Blanco tequila
1½ oz. cola
Fresh lime juice
Rim glass with salt and add ice. Add lime juice, cola, and tequila. Add a pinch of salt and stir. Garnish with lime slice.
Veni, Vidi, Bibi!
Taco and margarita photo © Dave Pisani