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Tequila Cocktails for an Instant Fiesta

Tequila! Somehow just saying the word sounds like a party. Whether it’s silver or gold, there’s something special about this spirit. Just like champagne, tequila is a beverage with a specific geographic origin and time-honored methods of production. All tequila is made from the blue agave plant. Its sweet sap is fermented and then distilled to create this popular liquor.

Tequila comes in three main varieties:

  • Reposado, which means “rested,” refers to tequila that has been aged for under one year in wooden barrels. The resultant spirit gains color, flavor and aroma from the wood.
  • Añejo, which means “aged,” and denotes tequilas that have aged in wood for a year or more. These tequilas are often savored alone, or in cocktails that highlight their distinct character.
  • Plata, also known as silver or white (blanco) tequila, is never aged in wood. As a result, it has a clean, and sharp flavor that isn’t overly assertive or aromatic.

While you can keep tequila simple with lime and salt, sometimes life begs for something a bit more complex and refined.

That’s when you want to turn to these four instant party-starter recipes for tequila cocktails! We’ve rounded up our favorite recipes from Casamigos Tequila to elevate your home bar repertoire. Sip these while munching on your favorite nachos, or mix them up to make it an extra special taco Tuesday with friends. We recommend Casamigos Tequila in these recipes because they were tailored to its unique flavors, but feel free to experiment. Included with each recipe—which makes one beverage—is the recommended glass to make each drink shine!

Casamigos Old Fashioned

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Casamigos Añejo Tequila
  • 1 bar spoon superfine baker’s sugar
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 dash orange bitters

Method

  1. Stir all ingredients and strain over new ice.
  2. Garnish with orange twist.

Glass

  • Incanto DOF made with the proprietary SON.hyx formula for incredible strength and brilliant clarity.

Real Man’s Margarita

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces Casamigos Reposado
  • Ice

Method

  1. Add ice to tequila.

Glass

  • Bach DOF made with the proprietary SON.hyx formula for incredible strength and brilliant clarity.

Casamigos Margarita

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Casamigos Blanco Tequila
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 ounce fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 ounce agave nectar
  • 1/2 ounce orange liqueur
  • Ice
  • Lime wheel garnish

Method

  1. Combine all ingredients into tin shaker. Add ice.
  2. Shake vigorously for 8–10 seconds.
  3. Strain into rocks glass. Add fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wheel through a skewer

Glass

Watermelon Mint Margarita

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Casamigos Blanco Tequila
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 ounce sugarcane syrup (simple)
  • 4 watermelon chunks (1 inch)
  • 8–10 mint leaves
  • 2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters

Method

  1. Combine all ingredients in tin shaker.
  2. Muddle fruit and herbs.
  3. Add ice.
  4. Shake vigorously for 8–10 seconds.
  5. Fine strain into rocks glass.
  6. Add fresh ice. Garnish with mint sprig and watermelon chunk on skewer.

Glass

  • Sublime DOF made with the proprietary SON.hyx formula for incredible strength and brilliant clarity.

So next time you’re thinking tequila, think Luigi Bormioli! We’ve got you covered from the recipes for great cocktails to the best glassware to serve them in. Want to learn more about spirits and up your bar game? Check out our post on the Top 5 Bourbons for Your Mint Julep!

At Luigi Bormioli, we take pride in our Italian-crafted, superior quality glassware. Your glasses, created using our proprietary SON.hyx ultra-clear formula, will retain their brilliant and transparent appearance and are backed by our 25-year guarantee that guards against chipping on the rim or foot, as well as discoloration or cloudiness resulting from washing. You will enjoy their beauty, durability and strength for many years to come. We aim to enhance your tabletop lifestyle and entertaining experience with a glass for every occasion. When the moment matters, the glass matters.

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