Pompadour

We love tequila. Specifically, we love good tequila. This is part of the reason why we're psyched for our May event, Tres de Mayo. While it is going to be more than just agave goodness, we're anticipating 14 tables of tequila alone! 

One of our favorites is Casamigos. Yeah, this is the stuff commonly known as "the George Clooney tequila." The story is he and a buddy were importing bottles of it for friends and family (it's that good) when the ABC put a squash on that. So they decided to make it legit and create Casamigos. This stuff is so smooth that you really can just drink it straight...out of the bottle! But you know we like to play with our booze, so the Pompadour was born... 

Mixed with pomegranate juice and a little port wine, the flavor of the tequila still shines through, complimented by the complexity of these rich flavors. 

 

equipment:

cocktail shaker
double old fashioned glass

ingredients:

2 oz Casamigos Blanco
1 oz pomegranate juice
1/2 oz port wine
1/2 oz Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao (ideal, but you can use triple sec if needed)
3 oz seltzer
twist of lime


method:

Combine tequila, pomegranate juice, port and curacao in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Roll it back and forth a couple times to chill it (a hard shake will just water this one down). Pour into a glass and top with seltzer. Garnish with twist of lime.


Heidi's Jalapeño

One of our 3st of the Month members, Heidi W. reached out and suggested we make something with jalapeño peppers. So we did.

It's basically a spin on a margarita, swapping out fresh pineapple juice for lime juice and adding some heat from muddling a few slices of fresh jalapeño pepper.

We gotta admit, it was pretty damn good. Thanks for the inspiration, Heidi! 

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equipment:

cocktail shaker
muddler
strainer
rocks glass

ingredients:

2 oz Casamigos Blanco Tequila
.75 oz orange liqueur
1 oz fresh pineapple juice
fresh jalapeño pepper, sliced

 

method:

Start by adding 2-4 slices of jalapeño to the bottom of your glass. Obviously, the more you add, the spicier the cocktail will be. Add tequila and muddle the jalapeño and tequila together to release the flavors from the pepper. Add remaining ingredients, fill with ice and shake to chill. Strain into chilled glass and garnish with jalapeño slices. 

Salted Grapefruit Margarita

Oh yeah. Margaritas kick ass. Well, tequila kicks ass, so therefore a margarita does too - especially when made with fresh fruit juices. 

We've fallen head over heels for Casamigos Ultra Premium Tequila. If you've not tried it yet, get out there and get a bottle...or five. It's very smooth, yet still has a distinct agave flavor. While we probably most often drink it neat, this simple margarita is by no means a waste of good tequila. 

What makes a good margarita? Simple. Good tequila, fresh citrus and orange liqueur. That's really about all you need. 

 

equipment:

cocktail shaker
strainer
highball glass

ingredients:

2 oz Casamigos Blanco Tequila
1 oz orange liqueur
2 oz fresh squeezed pink grapefruit juice
.5 oz fresh lime juice
kosher salt for rim
wedge of grapefruit for garnish


method:

Prepare your glass by running a slice of lime or grapefruit around the rim before dipping into kosher salt. In a cocktail shaker full of ice, add tequila, orange liqueur, grapefruit juice and lime juice. Shake the shit out of it for about 15-20 seconds. Fill your glass with ice and strain margarita into glass. 

Agave Flower

Today is National Tequila Day. No kidding. We can't make this shit up...but we sure as hell can celebrate it! We've recently acquired another bottle of Casamigos tequila. This stuff is no joke. Yes, it's spearheaded by the infamous George Clooney (he gave us the bottle personally of course), but it's more than just another celebrity booze. They took amazing care in creating a tequila that was worthy of putting ol' George's name on. They slow-roast the agave piñas for 72 hours in brick ovens (many steam them for 7 hours), use a proprietary yeast and slow ferment - and all of that is before they even distill the stuff! 

While we actually think it's best just sipped neat, we didn't think you would need a recipe for that, so we've whipped up the Agave Flower, named for the floral addition of St-Germain elderflower liqueur. 

 

equipment:

cocktail mixing glass
bar spoon
strainer
rocks glass

ingredients:

1.5 oz Casamigos Ultra-Premium Blanco Tequila
.5 oz orange liqueur
.5 oz Rose's Lime
.5 oz St-Germain elderflower liqueur
pinch sea salt
spoonfull of Amarena cherry juice
marena cherries and lime for garnish

 

method:

In a cocktail mixing glass with ice, add all ingredients except garnish. Stir for 20-30 seconds to chill and strain into a chilled rocks glass with a few cubes. Garnish with a wheel of fresh lime and a few Amarena cherries.