Keep the summer spirit alive – don’t miss National Tequila Day on Wednesday, July 24!
Tequila, a spirit made from the blue agave plant, grows in areas surrounding Tequila, Mexico and is said to trace back to the Aztec Gods themselves. What’s not to like?
Don’t settle on celebrating tequila with a standard margarita – Milagro, the world’s most awarded tequila, has fresh, unique cocktails incorporating unusual ingredients like kale and Serrano peppers that are perfect for celebrating and reflect some top trends in the industry today.
“The American palate is so sophisticated these days. It goes hand-in-hand with the foodie movement – people want to know that what they’re ingesting is fresh, seasonal and all-natural. The norm is becoming more exotic in terms of the fresh herbs and unusual spices used in cocktails – everyone is trying to raise the bar.” -Jaime Salas, Milagro Tequila Ambassador, Eastern US
Azoteas Verdes Margarita
2 parts Milagro Reposado Tequila
1 part Fresh Lime Juice
0.75 parts Agave Nectar
2 strips of green Bell Peppers 1 D’Avignon Radish 1/5 Kale Leaf
Combine the pepper, radish and kale leaf in the mixing glass of a Boston shaker and muddle. Add remaining ingredients and ice and shake vigorously. Strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass and garnish with a kale leaf and lime wheel.
“Stirred cocktails are being made a lot with aged tequila now, as opposed to the classic silver. Aged tequila is more complex, a nice blend of agave and oak.” – Gaston Martinez, Milagro Tequila Ambassador, Western US
Getting Figgy with It
1.5 parts Milagro Anejo
2 parts Lemon Sour
2 teaspoons Fig Jam
.5 parts Apple Juice
5 parts Egg Whites
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel.
“The consumer is placing more value on drinking well-crafted cocktails now. More places are pairing tequila with spice-forward ingredients like peppers.” – JP de Loera, Milagro Brand Ambassador, Texas
The Freshest Sangrita
4 parts Milagro Silver Tequila
4 parts fresh lime juice
4 parts grapefruit juice
8 parts grenadine
3 red Serrano peppers
In four shooter glasses, pour Milagro Silver neat. Cut serrano peppers in half and remove and veins, seeds or stems. Blend the halves with remaining ingredients and allow pepper infusion to steep for 2-3 hours. Strain and pour into four separate shooter glasses.