As if we need a reason to celebrate the beloved blue agave-based spirit, July 24 is National Tequila Day. Here are a few drink recipes to try:
Passion & Pain
1 ½ oz. Applewood smoked tequila
1 oz. Passion fruit puree
½ oz. Lemon juice
½ oz. Giffards Apricot liquor
½ oz. Agave nectar
3 drops Jalapeño tincture
Puree passion fruit, combine with Applewood smoked tequila, lemon juice, Giffards apricot liquor, agave and jalapeño tincture. Serve with a passion fruit slice on the glass.
The mixologists at the new Cantina La Veinte in Miami created this recipe.
2 ½ oz. Patrón Roca añejo tequila
¾ oz. Carpano Bianco vermouth
3 dashes Chocolate bitters
1 dash Peychauds bitters
1 Large orange peel
In a mixing glass, combine all ingredients except for the orange peel, fill with ice and stir until well chilled, strain into an ice filled double rocks or large Old Fashioned glass. Express the orange oils over the drink as you also flame them. Use the flamed orange peel as a garnish.
Esteban Ordoñez of Burning Waters Cantina in New York created this recipe.
1 ½ oz. Tapatio Blanco tequila
½ oz. St. Germain elderflower liqueur
¾ oz. Fresh lime
½ oz. Fresh grapefruit
¼ oz. Agave nectar
½ Egg white
Dry shake all ingredients (no ice) in shaker. Pour over ice in rocks glass. Garnish with lime wheels and edible flowers.
The mixologists at Living Room in the W South Beach Hotel & Residences in Miami Beach created this recipe.
1800 Aztec Temple
2 oz. 1800 tequila
½ oz. Maraschino liqueur
½ oz. Bitterman’s Citron Sauvage
¼ oz. Demerara syrup
2 dashes Regan’s orange bitters
Combine ingredients and stir. Serve on the rocks with a lime wedge.
Jeremy Hahn, head bartender at Gotham Bar in New York, created this recipe.
1 ½ parts Hornitos Black Barrel tequila
½ part Applejack apple brandy
½ part Fresh lemon juice
⅓ part Pomegranate syrup
Combine all ingredients i