Tequila is definitely one of our favorite summer spirits, so in honor of National Tequila Day (on Friday, July 24th), here are a few seasonal sips. Since there are six options, you might just have to try a different one daily.
1. Partida Raspberry Collins:
Directions: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain over fresh ice into a highball glass. Top with sparkling water or club soda. Garnish with a lemon twist and 3 raspberries on a pick.
2. Cruz Old Fashioned:
Directions: Combine all ingredients except rinds with ice and stir for 40 seconds. Garnish with an orange and grapefruit rind.
3. Tequila Sour:
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake vigorously and strain over fresh ice. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
4. Coco Paradiso:
Directions: Combine all in a shaker and shake with one cube to mix. Strain into a Hurricane Glass and fill with ice, gently swizzling to fully chill the glass. To garnish, add a pinch of ground coffee on top and slice of lime.
5. Blueberry Margarita:
Directions: Wash your blueberries, reserving a few for garnish. In a shaker, muddle together blueberries and agave or sugar. Strain through a sieve into a Mason Jar over ice, rimmed with sugar or salt. Add the remaining ingredients and enjoy.
6. Lil Mizz Sunshine: (Created by Rosie Ruiz of Cole’s in Los Angeles)
Directions: Muddle sugar cubes with lime juice, Stir all ingredients (except for club soda) with ice. Strain over 1 large block of ice. Add club soda, and garnish with orange wheels and edible flowers.
Orange Chamomile infused sweet vermouth:
Directions: Infuse tea in vermouth for 2 hours. After 2 hours, strain out tea and refrigerate.