July 24th is National Tequila Day – a day we celebrate one of the most popular, and misunderstood, spirits in the world.
Tequila is not just a cheap rocket fuel that powers frat houses’ parties. It’s a remarkably smooth and delicious spirit with various flavors and distinct tastes for even the most discerning palette.
Interestingly enough, research shows that women consume between 75%-80% of their tequila mixed or in a margarita-like cocktail. And according to Marketing Daily, more and more young, affluent women are enjoying tequila on the rocks, neat, chilled or in a shot glass.
Regardless of whether you are a man or woman, the beauty of an ultra premium brand with an incredibly layered characteristic, like Tequila REVOLUCION, is its smoothness; deep herbal, almost vegetal flavors that can often time takes on whiskey-like qualities. It certainly doesn’t belong in just a margarita glass!
So, this National Tequila Day and the days after, why not enjoy tequila as it should be?
Or for those who simply must have a mixed cocktail, below are some great cocktail recipes that can still bring out the beauty of tequila’s tasting profile:
(all recipes created by Summer-Jane Bell)
An awesome twist on the traditional Tequila Sunrise, and very popular among tequila aficionados, is the:
1.5 oz. Revolucion Reposado
1.5 oz. fresh squeezed orange juice
Build ingredients over ice and add a few dashes of house made ginger pomegranate syrup (see recipe below) that will sink to the bottom creating the sunrise color effect.
Pierce a few sprigs of mint through an orange wheel and float in the top of the cocktail for garnish.
Ginger Pomegranate syrup:
Simmer 2 cups of pomegranate juice with 2 cups of sugar to dissolve. While hot, add a cup offreshly grated ginger and let steep for an hour. Strain out solids and let syrup cool.
The Martini is a cocktail that evokes confidence and class. Well beyond the glittering stars who made their versions famous (the Vesper, the Silver Bullet, the Gibson) the martini itself is famous for its mysteriously disagreed upon history. Regardless of provenance, mixologists agree that a classic martini requires a strong spirit mixed with a hint of aromatics and served ice cold, up. Tequila REVOLUCION 100 PROOF was created specifically to showcase the nuance and allure of 100% Blue Agave tequila, which is best expressed in an ice-cold martini.
2 oz. Tequila REVOLUCION 100 PROOF
5 drops of dry Vermouth
Add dry Vermouth to your shaker of ice, swirl and drain excess vermouth prior to adding Tequila REVOLUCION 100 PROOF. Shake vigorously over ice, serve up in a chilled martini glass and garnish with two olives or fresh lime.
Original Sin Cocktail
The classic Tequila Cocktail was created in 1949 to satisfy the jet setting crowd, who had their first tastes of the agave spirit during trips to Mexico, which at the time was an exotic and popular travel destination. This cocktail is a new twist on that old favorite, minimizing the lime, but adding the fragrant, lovely Cointreau.
3 oz. of Tequila REVOLUCION Reposado (or two hash marks from your bottle)
½ oz. of Cointreau
Splash of Grenadine
Shake vigorously in a cocktail shaker with crushed ice. Strain into a classic coupe glass.
Garnish:Lime twist around the glass for an essence of lime.