Tequila & Mezcal

25/8

This cocktail recipe was created by Rensel Cabrera, the bar manager at The Sylvester in Miami Florida. According to him, he calls this cocktail the 25/8 (venticinco-ocho), because “drinking it 24/7 still wouldn’t be enough!” INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 oz Tequila 1 oz Lime Juice 3/4 oz Agave Syrup 1 Strawberry 1 Bunch cilantro  2 Cracks …

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El Diablo

The cocktail recipe first appeared in print as the Mexican El Diablo in “Trader Vic’s Book of Food and Drink,” which was published in 1946. INGREDIENTS 2 oz. Tres Agaves Tequila 1 oz. House Ginger Beer 3/4 oz. Crème de Cassis 3/4 oz. Lemon Juice Garnish: Lime Wheel PREPARATION Add all the ingredients to a …

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Zarza

If you’re a fan of the Bramble, then you will love this spin on the classic cocktail using Tequila instead of Gin. Start with tequila, simple syrup, and lemon juice for a sweet, yet tart flavor. Top it off with a rich, red liqueur made with black currant extract and garnish with blackberries. INGREDIENTS 2 …

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Bonpland

The Bonpland comes from Jules Elkovich, a sommelier at Michael Jordan’s Steak House at Mohegan Sun Casino & Resort in Uncasville, Connecticut. The drink pays homage to Aimé Bonpland, the French botanist who explored Mexico between 1799 and 1805 with Alexander von Humboldt and who created the country’s first maps. The Bonpland is a cocktail that plays …

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Nightcap Cocktail Recipes

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 It is said to have been created by fruit stand vendor Oscar Hernández in 1978 – who originally made the cocktail for himself.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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