Thursday, March 31, 2016

Raise your Glass to Spring with a few Tequila Cocktails‏!

It's definitely time to say goodbye to winter and raise a glass because spring is finally here! With that being said, there's no better way to celebrate the new season than shedding a layer of winter gear and stepping outside into the warm weather with a well-made drink in hand. 

Although there are so many ways to enjoy springtime and the amazingly warm weather, here are a few favorites to get you in the mood:

Flip-flops. Break out the flip flops and let your feet breath! This is also a perfect reason for indulging in a pedicure...your feet deserve to look and feel their best too!

Open the windows. Depending on where you live, now is a great time to open the windows and breath in some fresh air! Feel the breeze, listen to the birds chirping outside and enjoy it before it gets too hot for this luxury.

Capture the moments. In a world of "selfies" and social media, now is the ideal time to be outdoors and snapping a few photos of friends, family or simply nature. Take time to look at nature with a new perspective  and enjoy these moments. Getting outside and possibly taking a walk or having a picnic can be so refreshing for your mind, body and soul!

No matter which springtime activity you choose, one, all of the above or maybe a few of your own ideas, Hornitos Tequila has you covered for springtime cocktails with three of the best recipes around. Each one perfect for serving during any occasion ~ an outdoor party, hanging out on the deck with friends or cheering on your favorite baseball team ~ start your new season off the right way with a tequila cocktail!

Honey Tea Cooler
  • 2 parts Hornitos Spiced Honey Tequila
  • 4 parts black tea
  • 1/2 part fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 part agave syrup
  • Lemon wheel
Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain over fresh ice , pour into a glass and garnish with a lemon wheel. 

Black Ginger
  • 1 part Hornitos Black Barrel Tequila
  • 1/3 part simple syrup
  • 1/3 part fresh lemon juice
  • Rosemary sprigs
  • Top with Ginger Beer
Preparation: Lightly muddle one rosemary sprig in a glass and combine the remainder of ingredients except ginger beer in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously, strain into the glass over fresh ice and top with ginger beer. Garnish with a rosemary sprig.

Nothing But Sunshine
  • 1 1/2 parts Hornitos Reposado Tequila
  • 1/2 part fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 part simple syrup
  • 1/4 part fresh lime juice
  • Fresh basil leaves
Preparation: Lightly muddle 3-5 fresh basil leaves in a glass and combine the remainder of ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into the glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a sprig of fresh basil leaves.

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