Tis’ the Season for Tequila

Christmas cocktails come in so many shapes, sizes, flavours and styles.

From fruity martinis to comforting drinks filled with seasonal flavor, there is a fantastic cocktail for every holiday party that is filled with festive spirit.

Traditional warm drinks are a great place to start and we cannot forget about the appeal of eggnog (a drink that should be on everyone’s Christmas list). But beyond the Christmas classics we all know and love, we thought we’d explore some fun, modern recipes that are perfect for any party.

We know what you’re thinking, Tequila may not be the first spirit you think of when it comes to holiday cocktails. Something special happens when tequila meets salt and lime in a margarita, but tequila is a great addition to any holiday cocktail – classic or not.

These are some of our favourites for this holiday season.


The Guadalajara (A Tequila twist on the Classic Manhattan)

Ingredients:

2 ounces of Siempre Tequila
1 ounce of sweet vermouth
1 dash of fresh lime juice
Fresh orange zest
1 slice of orange


You’re a Boozy One, Mr. Grinch
Ingredients:

3 ounces of fresh cucumber juice
1 1/2 ounces of fresh lime juice
1 1/2 ounces of Siempre Tequila
Agave Nectar to taste
(~1/4-1/2 a teaspoon per drink)
Top with soda & garnish as you wish


Churro inspired shots: The Churro Locos
Ingredients:

1 oz Siempre tequila
1 oz. cinnamon tea with dash of Mexican vanilla blend extract
1 oz. la lechera crema
Cinnamon & sugar on rim

Method:

In a shaker add tequila
Cinnamon tea and Lechera cream
Shake with ice and strain into shot glasses
On rim: cinnamon and sugar

Cinnamon Tea:

Boil 1 ½  cup of water and 1 cinnamon stick for 5 min, add 1 tsp. of mexican vanilla bean extract and simmer on low for 5 min.

Allow to cool down completely before mixing


Holiday Horchata

Ingredients:

2 oz  Siempre Tequila Plata
1 oz Coconut Water
1 oz  Almond Milk

Method:

In a shaker add ingredients
Shake with ice and pour  into rocks glasses
On rim: cinnamon and sugar


Mayan Hot Chocolate
Ingredients:

1½ cups water
6 oz. Mexican or very dark chocolate
3 Tbsp almonds, ground

Spices (1 or a combination of)
½ tsp cayenne pepper
1 vanilla bean
1 tsp cinnamon
½ sapote nut (almond)

Method:

Pour the water into a pot and add the spice of your choice.
Bring to a boil.
Ground the chocolate at add it to the pot with the ground almonds. Add some sugar, to taste, if there isn’t any in the chocolate.
Stir with a spoon until the chocolate melts.
Continue simmering over low heat to meld the flavours, another 2-3 minutes.
Whip with a whisk or stick blender until it is foamy.
Pour into cups and garnish with the spice of your choice ..or marshmallows.


Fall in Love Siempre Mule

Ingredients:

2 oz. siempre tequila
1 oz. cinnamon tea simple syrup
3/4 oz. fresh Pressed pomegranate
or POM juice
1/2 oz. pressed lime juice
*Fill with Ginger beer

Garnish

Mint sprig, pomegranates and cinnamon stick

Preparation Method:

Take pomegranates and muddle in shaker
Add siempre tequila, pressed lime juice and cinnamon syrup
Add ice and shake
Double strain over new ice into a copper mug and top off with ginger beer

Cinnamon Syrup:

In a small pot place 2 cinnamon sticks
Add 1 ½ cup of water and allow to boil for 10 minutes
Add 1 cup of sugar
Bring to a boil for 5 minutes
Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes

Once cooled down strain with a fine mesh strainer and store in fridge for up to 1 week


Leftover Milkshake
Ingredients:

2 ounces of Siempre Tequila
Slice of Pumpkin Pie
Big scoop of Vanilla
Slash of milk
Scoop of ice

Method:

Put all ingredients into a blender, blend and pour into a tall glass or milkshake glass. Top with whipped cream because, why not!