Tequila & Mezcal

Batanga

A Batanga is a cocktail made with tequila, lime juice, and cola (aka the Mexican Coke) and served in a glass with a salted rim. Its sister cocktail is the Cuba Libre, except with tequila in place of rum. Credit for the invention of the drink is often given to Don Javier Delgado, owner of La Capilla in Tequila, Mexico, who was said to have invented …

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Michelada

INGREDIENT FRENZY! A Michelada is a cerveza preparada made with beer, lime juice, assorted sauces (often chile-based), spices, tomato juice, and chile peppers. It is served in a chilled, salt-rimmed glass. There are numerous variations of this beverage throughout Mexico including this one that adds a shot of Tequila. INGREDIENTS 1 oz Tequila 2 oz Modelo Especial 2 oz Negra Modelo 1 oz Chilled Tomato Juice 1 oz …

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Bloody Maria

The Bloody Maria (if it doesn’t already sound too familiar) is simply the famous cocktail known as the Bloody Mary, which uses vodka as it’s main spirit base, but with the use of tequila. INGREDIENTS 2-3 oz Tequila 4 oz Tomato Juice (or opt-in for a pre-mix) 1/2 oz Worcestershire Sauce 1/4 oz Fresh horseradish …

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Tequila Highball

When in doubt, add club soda. This saying pairs with whiskey, vodka, gin, and now tequila. The great thing is this cocktail is impossible to mess up as you are combining two ingredients, tequila and club soda. INGREDIENTS 2 oz Tequila Top off with Club Soda Squeeze of Lime Garnish: Lime Wedge PREPARATION In a …

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Tequila Sour

The tequila sour is a delightfully refreshing sweet tart drink with a frothy foam topping! It’s a mashup of a 1920’s sour cocktail with a margarita. So, if you love yourself a margarita then you’ll love this cocktail – it even looks like your drinking a classic margarita. INGREDIENTS 2 oz. Tequila 1 oz Fresh …

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Chalino Special

The recipe comes courtesy of Chalino, a fabled bartender from the time of prohibition. This drink revolves around the tequila, but the powerful tart of the lemon and lime and the sweetness of the sugar and Chambord take the sting out of it, making it a well-balanced drink. Given this is not a well-known drink, give it …

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Añejo Old Fashioned

If you are looking for history on this cocktail – please refer to the Old Fashioned. This cocktail is exactly that cocktail, except you swap the Bourbon Whiskey for Añejo Tequila. Like an old fashioned, this cocktail is easy, smooth, and delicious and allows you to put your Añejo tequila to good use. INGREDIENTS 1.5 …

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Rosita

The Rosita cocktail is essentially the tequila version of a Negroni – but a bit more rebellious as it mixes Mexican Tequila with Italian aperitifs. The Rosalita was introduced originally back in 1991 by famous bartended Gary “gaz” Regan, however, he didn’t even know he created the drink until 2005 when he discovered the recipe …

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Brave Bull

The Brave Bull is one of those cocktails that lives up to its name. Introduced in a 60’s action movie, this beverage pulls its own punches. A take on a classic Kahlua cocktail, this includes a combination of Kahlua and tequila, garnished with a lime and sugar-spice rim for a fiery kick. INGREDIENTS 2 oz Tequila 1 …

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Tequini

A Tequini is exactly what it sounds like it could be, a Tequila-Martini. Most people are used to Martinis using Gin or Vodka, however, this spin on the classic cocktail brings in citrusy and savory flavors that will take your love of tequila to a whole new level. It still has a bit of an …

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