World Tequila Day: 5 Delicious Cocktails to Try

Señores and señoritas, our favourite day is upon us. This Monday 24 July, we will bring out the fiesta spirit and celebrate World Tequila Day, and what better way to do just that with a delicious cocktail in hand. Not your classic margarita, we love the colour and flavour of these 5 recipes. They’re simple to make and taste great. Salut!

All recipes make one drink. Just double, triple or quadruple the ingredients for extra people!

Latin Lemonade
Glass: Highball
Ingredients:
30ml el Jimador Blanco
15ml Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur
2 Large fresh lime wedges
Top with Fever-Tree Lemonade
Method: Combine tequila and Chambord in a tall glass, squeeze and add lime wedges. Fill with ice lots of ice, top with Fever-Tree Lemonade and stir.

Tequila and Sangrita
Glass: 2 Shot Glasses
Ingredients:
30ml Sierra Tequila Silver
30ml Sangrita
Method: Fill a shot glass with Sierra Tequila Silver and a separate shot glass with Sangrita. Mix together to create a cocktail or sip alternatively to enjoy the flavours. Some people prefer to shot the tequila first followed by the sangrita.

To make sangrita you need:
2 Green jalapeños, seeded and coarsely chopped
1/2 Teaspoon smoked sweet paprika
400ml Fresh tomato juice
100ml Freshly squeezed and strained orange juice
50ml Fresh lime juice
Salt and pepper to taste
Method: Combine all ingredients in a jug and stir well. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes for flavours to develop.

Watermelon Rosa
Glass: Highball
Ingredients:
30ml Patrón Silver Tequila
30ml Ultimat Vodka
15ml Agave syrup
15ml Lemon juice
8 Mint leaves
4 Watermelon chunks
Top with Fever-Tree Soda Water
Method: Add watermelon chunks and mint to mixing glass and muddle. Add ice and all other ingredients except soda. Shake and strain into an ice filled highball glass. Top with Fever-Tree Soda Water.
Garnish: Mint sprig and watermelon wedge

Patron XO Espresso Martini
Glass: Martini
Ingredients:
30ml Patrón XO Café
30ml Ultimat Vodka
15ml Chilled espresso
Method: Add all ingredients to an ice filled shaker. Shake vigorously to create a froth, which acts as the perfect topping, and strain into a chilled martini glass.
Garnish: Three coffee beans

Passionfruit Margarita
Glass: Margarita
Ingredients:
30ml Patrón Silver Tequila
15ml Patrón Citronge
25ml Lime juice
1 Passionfruit, pulp removed
10ml Sugar syrup
Method: Add passionfruit pulp and all other ingredients to an ice filled shaker. Shake and strain into a chilled margarita glass prepared with a salt rim.
Garnish: Passionfruit float

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