M-80

As part of our 'throw your own 3st' for July, we've put together a bunch of fireworks-themed cocktails. Though it may take a little prep and planning, this cocktail is worth the effort. 

And just like we think any cocktail collection must have something with bourbon or whiskey, we feel the same about TEQUILA!

This one is really serving a few purposes. Obviously the booze has a specific role to play, and the fruit in the ice cubes is borderline fruit salad. But the coconut water in the mixer is the ideal way to stay hydrated during your summer cocktail sessions! Isn't it some sort of super food or something?

To make your ice cubes, place a few berries (we used blueberries and raspberries) in your ice cube trays and fill with water. Freeze 'em overnight and they're done. So, go ahead, make the store run now... you can thank us later when people are complimenting your patriotic ice cubes. 

 

equipment:

cocktail shaker
strainer
ice cube trays (for the fruit cubes)

ingredients:

2 oz Cabo Wabo Blanco Tequila
.5 oz fresh lime juice
.5 oz simple syrup
4 oz coconut water
fruit ice cubes

 

method:

Place the tequila, lime juice, simple syrup and coconut water in your cocktail shaker with plain ice cubes. Shake to chill and strain into your glass with those fancy-ass fruit ice cubes. Serve and gloat in your cocktail glory.

Corazón

We love tequila. Actually, we love good tequila. Lucky for us (and you), Cabo Wabo is bringing their lineup of top-shelf booze to our May 3st of the Month.

So we thought we should show them some love and play around with some cocktails. 

Most people often gravitate towards margaritas when it comes to cocktails and with good reason. Tequila is a natural for pairing with tart citrus juices. But margaritas are just the start of the great cocktails you can make with tequila. 

For this one, you'll definitely want to grab fresh blood oranges and juice them. Like with anything else, fresh is best! The complexity of the blood oranges is a great match for Cabo Wabo Reposado, which has a little more depth of flavor than blanco tequila. Then we added a little heat with the help of Ancho Reyes. We've used this stuff before and we love it.

 

equipment:

cocktail shaker
strainer
martini glass

ingredients:

2 oz Cabo Wabo Reposado
2 oz fresh-squeezed blood orange juice
1 oz triple sec
.5 oz Ancho Reyes liqueur


method:

Combine all ingredients in an ice-filled cocktail shaker, cover and shake to chill before straining into a chilled martini glass. If you feel festive, throw a piece of blood orange on the rim to garnish.