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Cocktails with El Mayor Tequila

by James Stevenson

I love partnering with companies like El Mayor Tequila, not just because I absolutely love tequila, but because of their company values. Vales that can be traced back through four generations of agave farmers and tequila distillers, located in the highlands of Jalisco. The obvious cocktail whenever I am asked to mix anything with tequila, is a Margarita. I can’t just mix up your usual Margarita, so I mixed in some blood orange juice to give it depth, and a touch of jalapeño for a kick. Of course, I couldn’t stop there, so I mixed up a Beautiful Booze favorite with a twist, and the Lashes & Diamonds came out deliciously with a boost of earthiness and rich agave flavor from the agave syrup. Don’t just take my word for it though, try out these cocktails at home.

, Cocktails with El Mayor Tequila

Spicy Blood Orange Marg
Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces El Mayor Blanco Tequila
  • ¾ ounce lime juice
  • ¾ ounce blood orange juice
  • ½ ounce jalapeño syrup
  • 1 pinch of salt

Method:

  1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice
  2. Shake to chill and combine ingredients
  3. Strain over fresh ice into a serving glass
  4. Garnish with a blood orange slice

, Cocktails with El Mayor Tequila

Lashes and Diamonds
Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces El Mayor Reposado Tequila
  • ½ ounce blanc vermouth
  • ½ ounce dry Curaçao
  • 1 bar spoon agave syrup
  • 5 dashes orange bitters

Method:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice
  2. Stir to chill and combine ingredients
  3. Double strain into a Nick & Nora glass
  4. Garnish with an orange twist

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