With the end of Summer and first day of Fall comes a fresh pool of seasonal ingredients and cocktail recipes for all to try this season! Milagro Tequila expert, Jaime Salas has an incredible lineup of Fall sips to keep you warm as the weather gets cool.
“Milagro’s range of tequilas makes it, truly, a year-round spirit. Its agave forward taste profile is woven throughout the range. Milagro’s different expressions lend an added layer of flavor, stemming from the tequilas contact with oak. The flavor works to highlight those bright and fresh flavors along with the added warm, toasted spice in the older expressions that work well with winter flavors.” – Jaime Salas
Highland Orchard by Jaime Salas, National Milagro Tequila Ambassador
1 ½ oz Milagro Añejo
½ oz fresh lime juice
1 Barspoon tamarind concentrate
2 Dashes Angostura bitters
3 oz Sidral Mundet apple soda
Red apple slice
Combine ingredients except soda and shake well. Strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass and top with apple soda. Garnish with a red apple slice.
“Look to your more aged tequilas for the colder months. Let the warm cooking spices, caramel and toasted oak notes influence your cocktail flavor profile. Play with winter fruits and spices.” – Jaime Salas
Spiced Hot Chocolate by Jaime Salas, National Milagro Tequila Ambassador
1.5 oz Milagro Añejo
3 oz Taza Guajillo Chili Chocolate
1 Pinch Chili Powder
Preparation: Build in a clear mug or other drink vessel suitable for hot beverages. Top with whipped cream and chili chocolate shavings.
“I recommend Reposados and Añejos for cocktails including chocolate or coffee. It warm hints of cinnamon spice and caramel notes are great compliments for drinks like your classic Mexican Chocolate.” – Jaime Salas
For days in the fall that still feels like summer, cool down with this refreshing tequila and tonic!
TNT by Jaime Salas, National Milagro Tequila Ambassador
1.5 oz Milagro Silver
2 oz Club Soda
2 oz Tonic
Optional: 2 Dashes of Grapefruit or Orange Bitters
Preparation: Fill a highball glass with ice, add Milagro Silver and bitters. Top with club soda and tonic.
“Most Silvers have a bright, spice or fruit element to them that pair well with seasonal herbs and fresh fruits, guaranteeing a fresh and fun cocktail.” – Jaime Salas