This Monday, September 16 is Mexican Independence Day, the day that marks the beginning of the Mexican War of Independence from Spain. Mexico happens to be the birthplace of one of the world’s most iconic spirits: tequila! Milagro, an award-winning tequila that captures the spirit of modern Mexico, is celebrating with the Vocho Bandera. Inspired by the colors of the Mexican flag, this drink is served in three shooters. Cheers!
created by JP De Loera, Milagro Brand Ambassador
4 parts Milagro Reposado
4 parts Dole Pineapple Juice (tinned)
10 mint leaves
10 cilantro leaves
1 small jalapeno slice
In four shooter glasses, pour reposado neat. Blend all other ingredients together. Strain and pour into four separate shooter glasses.
The Freshest Sangrita
4 parts fresh lime juice
4 parts grapefruit juice
8 parts grenadine
3 red serrano peppers
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.
Serve all three shooters together.
“With one of the most beautiful and most recognizable flags in the world, Mexico is also the birthplace of one of the world’s most iconic spirits: tequila. September is Mexico’s month to raise the Mexican Flag high and celebrate independence day with amigos by enjoying tequila. We take a classic tequila drink “La Bandera,” by taking three caballitos (Spanish for shot glasses), and pouring a liquid into each resembling the color of the Mexican flag’s three vertical stripes. At Milagro Tequila, we chose to evolve on this drink by pairing our delicious Vocho, which itself is composed as a two part drink where the green liquid is a fresh pineapple, mint, cilantro, jalapeno blend with Milagro Tequila Reposado neat (rather than the typical Silvers for the flag’s white) paired with our signature Sangrita.”
– JP De Loera, Milagro Brand Ambassador, Texas