Refreshing Ways To Serve Tequila + How To
Amazing ways to serve tequila
Tequilla is bae. If you love drinking and having a wild time with your friends then Tequilla should be top notch on your list. David Alan, manager of trade education and mixology at Patrón Tequila, told The Huffington Post that the traditional Tequila shot we all love, is leaving our lives soon. He further explained that taking Tequila shots where important “when crappy tequila dominated the market.” He added, “The shooting ritual was a quick way to get it down the hatch so you didn’t have to taste it. You don’t need salt and lime anymore because there’s so much good tequila on the market.” We hate to see our Tequilla shots leave us soon but we welcome the idea of better quality Tequila. Tequilla and hangover are more like Bonny and Clyde. Drinking Tequilla right doesn’t stop you from the hangover associated with it. However, there are plenty of easy recipes out there that will help you take your cocktail game to the next level. So swap out those shot glasses for martini glasses, tumblers, and Popsicle molds.
Here are the fast and refreshing ways to mix tequila! Mix it up and sip away.
Rosemary Bloody Maria
Whether it’s at happy hour, an evening out, or just a beautiful sunny day in the backyard, the margarita is my go-to drink for just about any occasion.
- 2 oz tequila
- 1/2 oz Cointreau
- 1 oz lime juice
- 1/4 oz simple syrup
- lime wedge and coarse salt for garnish
- Start by cutting a slit in a lime wedge and sliding it around the rim of your glass.
- Next, dip the rim in the coarse salt (The lime juice will act as an adhesive, allowing for the salt to stick to the glass. Feel free to only salt half the glass, or omit this step if you don’t want salt at all).
- Now you’re ready to add all the ingredients to a shaker full of ice. Again, this is the perfect margarita for my taste, but if you usually like things on the sweet side, maybe up the simple syrup to 1/2 oz. If you prefer things extra tart, feel free to omit the simple syrup altogether
- Give it an extra hard shake for a full 10 seconds so that your margarita is frothy and icy-cold. Strain over ice into your salt-rimmed rocks glass, garnish with a lime wedge, and you’re ready to party.
The Perfect Margarita
Rosemary is one of my favourite herbal scents ever. It's so delicious smelling. Mixing Rosemary with Bloody Mary creates a magical recipe. Here’s a quick one Bloody Mary lovers, you can combine the two (Rosemary and Bloody Mary with tequila this time) for a tasty and savoury Bloody Maria recipe.
- Bloody Mary Mix
- Fresh Rosemary
- 1-2 Ounces Tequilla
- Worcestershire Sauce
- Sea Salt
- Fill the glass halfway with bloody Mary mix.
- Add 1 ounce tequila for a mild cocktail or 2 ounces for a stronger version.
- Squeeze the juice of half a lime into the drink and save a slice for garnish.
- Add 1/2 a teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce.
- Stir all ingredients together, top off with ice and more Bloody Mary mix if needed.
- For the garnish (this is the fun part!) chop rosemary and combine with sea salt for a delicious and fragrant rim.
- Garnish with a slice of lime and a sprig of rosemary.
It's serious the best smelling cocktail I've ever made!
This recipe serves just one person and only takes five (5) minutes of your time. If you are tring to spend your alone time with the nicest of drinks, then you should try this. A refreshing Mexican cocktail with grapefruit and tequila!
- ¼ cup tequila
- ¼ cup club soda
- ¼ cup fresh grapefruit juice
- 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
- 1 tsp sugar
- Small plate with sugar
- Grapefruit wedge
- Sprinkle sugar on a small plate, cut grapefruit in half, rubbing outer edge of cocktail glass on grapefruit to wet, rub rim of glass in sugar.
- In your cocktail glass combine grapefruit juice, lime juice, and sugar, mixing until sugar dissolves.
- Add tequila, club soda, and ice.
- Garnish with a wedge of grapefruit and enjoy!
Blood Orange Margaritas
This is yet another recipe for just a single serving. Another alone time and alone drink.
- 1 1/2 ounces tequila (silver or gold, based on your preference)
- 1 ounce grand mariner
- 1 1/2 ounces simple syrup
- 1 ounce fresh lime juice
- 1 1/2 ounces blood orange juice (about 1-2 oranges)
- salt for the rim, lime/orange wedges for garnish
- Rim the ridge of your glass with a lime wedge and dip in margarita salt.
- I actually combined the salt with some blood orange sugar, but that’s up to you.
- Fill the glass with ice.
- In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, grand Marnier, simple syrup, blood orange and lime juice with ice,
- Shake for about 30 seconds.
- Pour over ice and squeeze in lemon and orange slices.
Spicy Rosemary Rhubarb Margarita
In my margarita-making experience, there’s nothing that pairs better with the tangy taste of tequila than a homemade Rhubarb syrup. It brings just the right amount of sweetness to the drink, while also contributing its own tart and fruity flavour. And when paired with a little lime juice, fresh rosemary, and a pinch of chile, some pretty amazing things start to happen.
- 2 stalks rhubarb cut into 1-inch long pieces
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup water
Spicy Rosemary Rhubarb Margarita
- 1 and 1/3 cup rhubarb syrup;
- 2/3 cup fresh-squeezed lime juice;
- 2 teaspoons freshly chopped rosemary;
- 1/2 teaspoon McCormick ancho chili powder (or any chilli of your choice);
- 1/2 cup tequila;
- 1 cup ice;
- McCormick Sicilian sea salt
For rimming the glass:
- 1-inch pieces of rhubarb, optional garnish
- 2-inch long sprigs of rosemary, optional garnish
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