If you’ve read our last ‘essential Tquila cocktail recipes to know and try’ list, we reckon that you’ve probably had a few glasses or whipped up a few yourselves already and enjoyed them all. The good news is that things don’t end there for this prized Mexican spirit.
In this edition of our long-running #TequilaTuesdays series, we’ve spent some time scouring the net and came up with these 4 ‘Masterclass’ level recipes for you to try. After all, we’re pretty sure you’re now bored of the standard Margaritas and Sunrises by now, so these recipes should add a new dash of excitement.
Crafted by mixologist Erin Ashford, this mix calls for 1 ¼ oz of Don Julio Reposado, ½ oz of orange liqueur, ¼ oz of honey syrup, ½ oz of fresh lemon juice, 2 dashes of Angostura bitters, as well as a lime wheel for garnish.
To make this, simply mix all the liquid ingredients and shake it well in an ice-filled cocktail shaker before straining it into an ice-filled glass. Garnish it with a lime wheel and aptly named mix will suit any soiree you’re planning on hosting in your garden. (Recipe source: Marie Claire)
Sparkling Tequila Sunrise
Think the regular Margarita is a little meh? Then here’s one way to add a nice fizzy finish. Make ready 2 oz of orange juice, 2 oz of Jose Cuervo Especial Gold (or any other preferred tequila), ½ oz of grenadine, and lastly, 2 oz of sparkling water (i.e. S. Pellegrino).
In an ice-filled tall glass, pour the orange juice first before the Tequila. Then, add the sparkling water before finishing off with grenadine for the ‘rise’ effect. Lastly, garnish with a marashcino cherry and orange slice before serving. (Recipe source: Marie Claire)
Tired of orange juice? Then this Martha Stewart mango-mint twist from of the classic margarita will be a solid alternative. Ready 4 cups of peeled, pitted and chopped mangoes plus thinly sliced, unpeeled mangoes for serving, 2 cups of tequila, 1 ½ cups of fresh lime juice, ¾ cup of sugar, 2/3 cup of fresh mint leaves, and 24 ounces of club soda.
Start by pureeing the chopped mangoes, tequila, lime juice, and sugar in a blender until smooth. Prior to serving, pulse in some finely chopped mint before stirring in club soda. Then, serve over ice, not forgetting to garnish with the thin mango slices.
Strawberry, Basil, and Honey Punch
Now here’s another mix from Martha Stewart we reckon is worth a shot at making, especially if you have a party of 6 – 12 at hand. It calls for 1 ½ cups of honey, widely-peeled strips of orange zest, 3 cups of hulled and chopped strawberries, ¾ cups of basil leaves, 1 ½ cups of fresh lime juice, not forgetting an entire 750ml bottle of your preferred tequila (recommended: Don Julio Anejo).
Start by stirring honey, zest, and 1 1/2 cups hot water in a bowl until the honey dissolves and let it cool. Then, muddle the berries and basil in a pitcher until the latter is fragrant before mixing in the cooled honey mixture with lime juice, tequila and a lot of ice before serving to your party guests.
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