Specialty Cocktails for National Tequila Day

first_img Easy 3-Ingredient Cocktails You Can Master Maestro Dobel Diamante Blends 3 Tequilas Into One The 5 Best Margarita Mixes to Stock Up On Right Now Editors’ Recommendations Celebrate National Tequila Day with these Awesome Agave Cocktail Recipes With July coming to an end, it’s crazy to think that the summer is almost half-over. But, with the recent rash of heat and summer storms all over the country, it’s easy to believe. This is the part of the summer where it seems like everyone is on vacation. If you happen to be one of the unlucky stiffs slogging through the season without a solid break in the action, we’ve got something for you to look forward to: Friday is National Tequila Day.A lot of people are wary of tequila, but we here at The Manual love it, whether it is served straight up, on the rocks with a little salt and lime, or as part of a delicious cocktail. In fact, tequila cocktails are this particular writer’s favorite kind of cocktail.So, in order to celebrate National Tequila Day, we would like to present you with a list of specialty tequila cocktails from some of the country’s leading mixologists. We have recipes from Miami, New York and Los Angeles that you can try your hand at making in the comfort of your very own him. Or, if you live in one of those three cities, you can get your ass over to some of these very fine establishments and enjoy National Tequila Day with a next level drink (or two).New York CityEXTRA FANCYDrink: “Peach Colored Glasses” by Meaghan MontaganoIngredients:5 oz. DeLeòn Platinum Tequila1 oz. Grand Marnier Raspberry Peach.75 oz. spiced honey syrup.5 oz. lemon juice.5 oz. peach pureeSparkling brut roseShake DeLeòn Tequila, Grand Marnier, syrup, lemon and peach puree over ice and top with a splash of sparkling brut rose.PALM COURT AT THE PLAZA HOTELDrink: “Lost Horizon” by James MeniteIngredients:2 oz. DeLeòn Platinum Tequila1 oz. Perfect Puree papaya puree1 whole egg.5 oz. simple syrup2 dashes Regan’s Orange BittersFreshly grated nutmeg5 dried cranberries and orange peelIn a Koriko shaker, shake 1 whole egg for 1 minute vigorously to emulsify. Add ice and all other ingredients, incorporate with a second shake, then double strain ingredients into a chilled Coupe. Add 5 dried cranberries and orange peel for garnish with freshly grated nutmeg. Enjoy deliciousness.Los AngelesSASSAFRAS SALOONDrink: “La Cafina” by Karen GrillIngredients:5 oz. DeLeòn Platinum Tequila.5 oz. La Nina Primario.75 oz. pineapple chili shrib.5 oz. line juiceShaved cinnamonAdd all ingredients but cinnamon to shaker tin and shake vigorously over ice. Strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass. Shave cinnamon over top and garnish with pineapple wedge and jalapeno slice.BARTONI’SDrink: “Summer of Love” by Aidan DemarestIngredients:1 oz. DeLeòn Platinum Tequila.25 oz. Smith and Cross Rum.75 oz. Sherry.5 oz. Velvet Falernum.75 oz. lime juice.5 oz. passion fruit syrupShake all ingredients and pour into a frosted mug over crushed ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint.TOCA MADERADrink: “Agave Por Vida” by Juan MartinezIngredients:2 oz. DeLeòn Platinum TequilaFresh Watermelon.5 oz. watermelon mint shrub.5 oz. sweetened ginger juice1 oz. lime juiceTamarind CandyBuild cocktail in tin, throw two pieces of watermelon into tin and muddle. Add lime juice, ginger juice, watermelon- mint shrub and DeLeòn Platinum. Shake and pour into Cantarito (clay cup). Top off with more fresh ice and garnish with mint sprig and tamarind candy.MiamiREGENT COCKTAIL CLUBDrink: “Cobbleone” by Richie PetronziIngredients:2 oz. DeLeòn Platinum Tequila1 oz. lemon juice1 oz. agave syrup.5 oz Amontillado Sherry.5 oz. Pedro Ximenez SherryAdd all ingredients to a cocktail shaker except for the Pedro Ximenez Sherry. Shake well and pour into a double old fashioned glass. Top with crushed ice and float Pedro Ximenez Sherry on top. Garnish with blackberries and raspberries. 9 Best Tequilas (and 3 Mezcals) for Palomas, According to Bartenderslast_img

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