Viva National Tequila Day, July 24, 1017

Don’t put away your sombrero yet.  National Tequila Day is here and these inspired cocktails will kick up your spirits.  Ole!

Paloma Americano

2 parts Q Grapefruit
1 part Milagro Tequila
1 part Cocchi Rosa
½ fresh lime juice
½ part fresh pink grapefruit juice
Rim the side of a cocktail glass with flakey sea salt. Add lime and grapefruit juices to the bottom of a mixing glass. Muddle the strawberry, then add tequila and Cocchi and shake with ice. Double strain into the cocktail glass and top with Q Grapefruit.

 

Ancho Verde Margarita

1 part Ancho Reyes Verde

1 part Milagro Silver Tequila

1 part fresh lime juice

1/3 part agave nectar

Add all ingredients to a shaker, add ice, and shake hard. Strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass with half its rim salted. Garnish with a lime wheel.

 

Spiced Paloma

1 part Milagro Tequila

1 ½ parts fresh pink grapefruit juice

¾ part cinnamon syrup

3 parts Q Grapefruit

Cinnamon salt rim

To make cinnamon syrup combine ½ c cane sugar and ½ cup water in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Add cinnamon sticks to pot and gently simmer 2 minutes then remove from heat and chill.

Run a cut grapefruit piece around the edge of a large rocks glass and rim with cinnamon salt. Add first three ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice, shake and strain over fresh ice into the rocks glass. Top with Q Grapefruit and stir to combine. Garnish with a slice of grapefruit.

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