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Keep the Fiesta Going with 5 Tequila Infused Cocktails

Jun 02, 2015 04:10PM, Published by Style, Categories: Food+Wine



Keep the fiesta going this month with 5 fabulous tequila infused cocktails perfect for welcoming summer and heaps of good times…not to mention National Tequila Day is right around the corner on July 24. Salud!

1. Platinum Pina

 Agave and spice is a match made in heaven, especially when paired with sweet tropical pineapple in the Platinum Piña. The experience of this modern cocktail begins with the fresh pieces of pineapple and lime, imparting a rich mouthfeel that complements the smooth agave and subtle coconut notes of the DeLeón Platinum tequila and finishes with subtle heat from the jalapeño. The result is a nuanced tropical cocktail with a kick that allows DeLeón Platinum’s delicate complexity to shine. 

  • 1 ½ oz. DeLeón Platinum tequila
  • 1 oz. fresh pineapple juice
  • ½ oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1 dash of jalapeño syrup
 
Shake and strain over the rocks in a rocks glass. Garnish with a slice of jalapeño.

2. Platinum Sage Margarita

 

A modern play on the traditional margarita, the Platinum Sage Margarita uses clarified lime juice (from which all of the juice solids have been strained) to give this drink an incredibly silky mouth-feel, highlighting the smoothness of the Platinum tequila. The herbaceous qualities of the DeLeón Platinum are enhanced by the addition of sage, adding a uniquely herbaceous twist to the margarita’s classic flavor profile.
 
  • 2 oz. DeLeón Platinum tequila infused with fresh sage
  • ¾ oz. clarified lime juice
  • ¾ oz. fresh cane syrup
 
Stir all ingredients in a mixing glass over cracked and cubed ice until thoroughly cold. Strain into a chilled coupe and serve up garnished with a sage leaf.

3. DeLeón Platinum Signature Serve

 

  • 1 ½ oz. DeLeón Platinum tequila
 
Serve chilled over a large clear rock. Garnish with optional wedge of lime.           

4. Envy Cocktail

 

  1. 1-1/2 ounces silver tequila
  2. 1/2 ounce blue curaçao
  3. 1/4 ounce pineapple juice
  4. Maraschino cherry for garnish

Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

5. Bloody Maria

 

  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 teaspoon horseradish
  • 3 dashes Tabasco sauce
  • 3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • Dash of lime juice
  • 3 dashes celery salt
  • 3 dashes pepper
  • Tomato juice
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard (optional)
  • Celery stalk for garnish
  • Lemon and/or lime wedge for garnish
  • Cucumber and/or cocktail shrimp for garnish (optional)

Build the ingredients in a highball glass over ice cubes. Top with tomato juice. Mix well by rolling back and forth from one glass to another (or stir well). Garnish with the lemon and/or lime wedge and celery stalk.

Cocktail recipes and images for numbers 1-3 courtesy of DELEÓN® Tequila. Cocktail recipes and images for numbers 4-5 courtesy of about.com Cocktail Expert, Colleen Graham.



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