Stir It Thursday: Tequila from Hornitos, Valentine’s Edition!

One of the things that makes tequila sweet in our eyes is the use of agave in its production. Agave tequilana is the base ingredient of tequila, and its high production of sugars, mostly fructose, makes it suitable for the preparation of alcohol. It tastes great in margaritas, with juice of any kind, and paired with anything with a tang!

Valentine’s Day is coming up, so stir up some love and make your special someone one of these sweet tequila drinks!

So this Valentine’s Day, don’t get caught scrambling to figure out how to impress the special person in your life, no matter how much pressure you’re under. Hornitos® Tequila has your back with a few cocktail recipe. For a romantic night in, impress on Valentine’s Day with these cocktails created by Hornitos® Tequila mixologist Christian Sanders of NYC’s Evelyn Drinkery.

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Hornitos® Plata Paloma

  • 2 parts Hornitos® Plata Tequila
  • ½ part lime juice
  • 2 parts white grapefruit juice
  • 2 parts club soda

Preparation: Combine ingredients in a glass and serve. Garnish with a lime slice.

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Dulce y Picante

  • 1 ½ parts Hornitos® Plata Tequila
  • ½ part Green Chartreuse® Liqueur
  • ¾ part pineapple juice
  • 1 jalapeno slice
  • ¾ part simple syrup*
  • ¾ part lime
  • Handful of cilantro

*To make simple syrup, mix together 1 part sugar and 1 part water and bring to a boil (approximately 1-2 minutes). Cool before serving.

 

Preparation: Muddle cilantro in a mixing glass, then gently muddle jalapeño on top of cilantro, then add remaining ingredients into a mixing glass. Shake well for approximately 8-10 seconds. Double strain into a double old fashioned glass rimmed with paprika sea salt. Garnish with a cilantro leaf and/or pineapple leaf.

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Berried Treasure

  • 2 parts Hornitos® Reposado Tequila
  • ¾ part simple syrup*
  • ¾ part lemon
  • 6-8 blackberries
  • 1-2 rosemary sprigs
  • 2 dashes Angostura® Bitters

*To make simple syrup, mix together 1 part sugar and 1 part water and bring to a boil (approximately 1-2 minutes). Cool before serving.

 

Preparation: Add rosemary sprig and muddle, then add 6 blackberries into a mixing glass and muddle. Add the rest of the ingredients and shake well. Double strain into an old fashioned glass. Garnish with a rosemary sprig and two blackberries.

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Hope you enjoy and have a great Valentine’s Day!!!
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