National Tequila Day 2017 - So Many Ways to Enjoy the Spirit of Mexico

You might know Tequila as just a shot of liquor, but there is more to it than pointing at a bottle and throwing back a shot. Tequila has a long and storied history and with it you will find countless varities as well as many cocktails that feature TeaquilaNational Tequila Day is July 24th and it is the perfect day to be a little adventurous with choice of Tequila.

Casamigos Tequila has provided Splash Magazines Worldwide with a number of great recipes to experiment with on National Tequila Day.

Casa Shirley 

2 oz. Casamigos Blanco

4 oz. Lemon Lime Soda

Grenadine drizzle

Method: Combine Casamigos Blanco and lemon-lime soda into collins glass and add regular ice. Top off with a dome of crushed ice drizzled with grenadine over top. Garnish with an orange wedge and cherry.

Casa Shirley Blanco

Casamigos Spicy Cucumber Cilantro Popsicle

(Makes 12 Popsicles) 

Casa Popsicles

5 oz. Casamigos Blanco

14 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

8 oz. Sugarcane Syrup (Simple Syrup)

18 Cucumber Slices + 24 for later

16-24 Serrano Slices (peppers vary in spice, add as desired)

Medium Handful of Cilantro

 

Method: Combine all ingredients into blender, and blend until smooth. Fine strain contents into pouring vessel, then fill 12 popsicle molds. Leave a little room towards top to avoid overflow and make sure to let the froth settle down before covering. Add 2 whole cucumber slices to each popsicle, pushing down fruit with popsicle stick. Freeze for a minimum of 6 hours, preferably overnight. Once ready, pour warm water over mold and popsicle will come right out. To serve, place in a cup of crushed ice to keep cold or add to a Casamigos Margarita for double the flavor.

 

Casamigos Ginger Blackberry Thyme Popsicle

(Makes 12 Popsicles)

 

5 oz. Casamigos Reposado

14 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

5 oz. Ginger Syrup by Elixir G

4 oz. Sugarcane Syrup (Simple Syrup)

18 Blackberries

24 Dried Thyme Sprigs

 

Method: Combine all ingredients into blender, except dried thyme, and blend until smooth. Fine strain contents into pouring vessel, then fill 12 popsicle molds. Be sure to leave a little room towards top so when you put on the top, the liquid doesn’t overflow plus let the froth settle down before covering. Add 2 dried thyme sprigs to each popsicle, pushing down herbs with popsicle stick. Freeze overnight (6-hour minimum).

Once ready, pour warm water over mold and popsicle will come right out. To serve, place in a cup of crushed ice to keep cold or add to a Casamigos Margarita for double the flavor.

Casamigos Watermelon Mint Popsicle

(Makes 12 Popsicles)

5 oz. Casamigos Blanco

14 oz. Fresh Watermelon Juice

7 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

4 oz. Sugarcane Syrup (Simple Syrup)

Medium Handful of Mint + 6 Mint Sprigs for later

 

Method: Combine all ingredients into blender, and blend until smooth. Fine strain contents into pouring vessel, then fill 12 popsicle molds. Leave a little room towards top to avoid overflow and make sure to let the froth settle down before covering. Add 4-6 mint leaves to each popsicle, pushing down herbs with popsicle stick. Freeze for a minimum of 6 hours, preferably overnight. Once ready, pour warm water over mold and popsicle will come right out. To serve, place in a cup of crushed ice to keep cold or add to a Casamigos Margarita for double the flavor. 

Blackberry Ginger Smash

2 oz. Casamigos Blanco

1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

.5 oz. Sugarcane Syrup

.5 oz. Elixir G Ginger Syrup

4 Blackberries

 

Method: Combine all ingredients into tin shaker, muddle blackberries and add ice. Shake vigorously for 8-10 seconds. Fine strain into rocks glass. Add fresh ice and garnish with 2 blackberries and candied ginger through skewer with thyme sprig.

Frozen Casa Margarita

2 oz. Casamigos Reposado

1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

.5 oz. Agave Nectar

1 Dash Orange Bitters

1 Dash Grapefruit Bitters

Method: Combine all ingredients into blender and add 2 scoops of ice. Blend for 10-15 seconds, pour into highball glass and garnish with a lime wheel placed on top of the cocktail. 

NYC mixologist Jeremy Oertel incorporated the refreshing apple forward flavor from Angry Orchards flagship cider Crisp Apple into everyones favorite classic tequila cocktail, the margarita. With four simple ingredients, it’s sure to make you feel anything but Angry.  

Angry-Rita

Ingredients

4 oz Angry Orchard Crisp Apple

1 oz Blanco Tequila

0.5 oz Grenadine

0.5 oz Lime Juice

Dash of Angostura Bitters

Directions

Angry-Rita

Combine all ingredients except for cider in a cocktail shaker and shake. Pour into rocks glass with ice and top with Angry Orchard Crisp Apple. Garnish with a lime wheel. 

We also have some great tequila cocktails from some of our favorite spots in Los Angeles.

Desert Flower from Craft Hill (Los Angeles)

Desert Flower

 
Tres Verdes XOC Tequila Grill (Los Angeles) 

Tres Verdes XOC Tequila Grill (Los Angeles)

 

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