To rejoice Nationwide Tequila Day, we’re shaking up tequila cocktails with our buddies at Patrón Tequila. From frivolously floral Reposado to clean, golden Further Añejo, their vary of handcrafted tequilas are made with high-quality substances that’ll add an additional taste increase to palomas, margaritas, and a lot extra.
Prepared your cocktail shakers and mixing glasses: In anticipation of Nationwide Tequila Day (July 24) we’re coming in sizzling with a group of our favourite tequila-based drinks. From artistic sippers like a Raspberry Rose Paloma and a Smoky Tequila Mule to a basic lime and Cointreau-based margarita, we wager there’s one thing to please each palate on this checklist. (And hey, for those who don’t wish to drink your tequila, you may at all times pour it over watermelon.) However earlier than diving in, it is likely to be useful to know your most well-liked model of tequila, which suggests understanding the variations between the three major sorts: blanco, reposado, and añejo tequilas.
Blanco, or silver, is the tequila baseline. Sometimes unaged, it’s diluted and bottled in its crystal-clear type. With a clean, barely candy taste, blanco tequila like Patrón Silver is prepared for any cocktail, even one thing so simple as a tequila and soda (which occurs to be my go-to once I’m at a bar with restricted choices). It has a frivolously peppery end that makes it very best for experimenting with artistic taste additions, like a Raspberry Rose Paloma or a Tropical Sage Paloma.
Reposado tequila—sometimes a lightweight shade of amber—is aged in oak barrels for at the least two months, and as much as one 12 months. Patrón’s reposado is nice in taste with notes of oak and citrus, so it may maintain its personal in a cocktail. Attempt it in a basic margarita, or shake it up with a Spicy Mango Margarita.
Golden añejo tequila is aged for over a 12 months in oak, which imparts notes of caramel and vanilla. Patrón makes use of a mixture of French and Hungarian oak, in addition to used American whiskey barrels for his or her añejo, giving it a fancy taste paying homage to raisins and honey. Delightfully sippable by itself over ice, añejo additionally pairs properly with citrus: strive subbing it for the whiskey in an Previous Common.
Any model of this blue agave-based spirit could be implausible within the cocktails we’ve rounded up for Nationwide Tequila Day under.
It feels incorrect to say a day devoted to tequila with out first calling out the queen of tequila cocktails, the margarita. This recipe is as basic as they arrive: tequila (any sort), Cointreau, recent lime juice, and agave syrup, on the rocks in a glass with a salted rim.
This gorgeous in pink cocktail tastes pretty much as good because it appears to be like. Shake recent raspberry syrup with Patrón Reposado, grapefruit and lime juice, plus a couple of dashes of rose water, then pour right into a glass with a crushed freeze-dried raspberry rim and end the drink merely with membership soda.
This mango margarita isn’t essentially one thing you possibly can throw collectively at a second’s discover, however with a little bit of prep, that first sip is properly price it. Award-winning mixologist Lynnette Marrero’s mango margarita begins with Patrón Silver Tequila and is shaken with mango shrub, grilled pineapple juice, and only a hit of sizzling sauce
Pineapple and sage is probably not the primary flavors you consider whenever you hear “paloma,” and that’s what makes this cocktail so genius. The 2 substances are simmered right into a syrup, and from there shaken with Patrón Reposado and lime juice. High every drink with grapefruit soda and also you’re able to cheers.
Pair a spicy easy syrup with lime juice, ginger beer, and Patrón Reposado to make this Smoky Tequila Mule. The spices from the chipotle syrup and ginger will improve the candy, citrusy Patron Reposado.
The colour of this Hibiscus Margarita is sufficient to attract in anybody, however wait till you truly take a sip. Recipe developer Shannon Mustipher was “impressed by rising up in Charleston, which is a very shiny and floral metropolis—identical to the flavors on this cocktail,” which options Patrón Silver, spiced hibiscus syrup, recent lime juice, and orange Curaçao.
Have you ever completed your bottle of Patrón Silver but? If not, it’s time to do that Rosemary Paloma. The woody herb-based syrup and grapefruit soda make this cocktail one thing you’ll be excited to drink all 12 months spherical.
Blended margaritas are enjoyable, however this strawberry one is served on the rocks and is made with recent strawberries. The juicy, floral fruit pairs so properly with tequila and lime you need to most likely make a pitcher as an alternative of a single serving.
For many who favor a much less boozy beverage, however nonetheless wish to take pleasure in a cocktail, look no additional than the Session Margarita. A mix of manzanilla sherry, tequila (whichever model you favor), orange liqueur, recent lime juice, and a contact of agave syrup, this lower-ABV margarita is only a flavorful as one with extra tequila, however is a a lot slower begin to the night.
What cocktail are you mixing up for Nationwide Tequila Day? Inform us within the feedback under!
Our buddies at Patrón Tequila have been distilling their 100% Blue Weber Agave tequilas in Jalisco, Mexico for over 30 years. Every one in all their handcrafted tequilas begins with high-quality uncooked substances—from clean, citrusy Patrón Silver to ultra-sippable, oak barrel-aged Patrón Añejo. So as to add flavorful depth to your subsequent cocktail, snag a bottle of Patrón at a retailer close to you.