Happy National Tequila Day, (21+) friends! Tequila might possibly be my favorite liquor – and margaritas are certainly my favorite tequila-based beverage. Thanks to Blue Nectar Tequila, handcrafted from 100% estate-grown Blue Weber agave, I’d like to share with you a new take on the liquor with a couple of interesting, refreshing tequila-based drink recipes to help you celebrate this oh-so important holiday.
I’ve also included my favorite margarita recipe – which in my experience, always tastes a little better with a cute umbrella in it!
Happy National Tequila Day…sip safely!
Blackberry Blue Nectar® Bramble
- 2 oz. Blue Nectar Reposado
- ¾ oz. lemon juice
- 1 tsp. simple syrup
- ½ oz. blackberry liqueur
- 3-5 blackberries as garnish
- Crushed ice
Place all liquid ingredients into a tumbler filled with crushed ice and stir well. Garnish with blackberries.
by Pete Vasconcellos of The Penrose, New York City
- 2 oz. Blue Nectar Silver Tequila
- ½ oz. fresh lime juice
- 2 oz. ginger beer
- Mezcal float
- 5 mint leaves for garnish
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add Blue Nectar® Silver Tequila and lime juice and shake well; pour in to a highball glass, top with ginger beer, and float the mezcal. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.
Muy delicioso margaritas
- 1.5 ounces Tequila
- 1 ounce grapefruit juice
- 1 ounce fresh lime juice
- 1 ounce orange juice (I use Tropicana’s Trop50 when trying to cut down on sugar and calories)
- 1 ounce simple syrup
- .5 ounce Patrón Citrónge
Mix all ingredients with ice and shake well. Add sliced lime for added citrus flavor.