Wednesday, December 21, 2016

2016 is so last year...Bring in the New Year with Hornitos Tequila!

The holiday season is here and the countdown to the end of the year is in motion. Along with the festive season comes a calendar full of holiday gatherings and office parties which means it's time to let loose and enjoy a drink or two with co-workers or friends and reward yourself for all of your hardwork over the past year. In addition to the usual office events, an end of the year New Year's Eve Party is always in order! 

This year Hornitos Tequila has come up with an awesome cocktail (New Year's Sparkler) that is certain to be a hit at any New Year's Ever celebration and another cocktail for the day after when the party is over (Spicy Maria.)

New Year's Sparkler
  • 1 part Hornitos Plata Tequila
  • 3/4 part fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 part simple syrup
  • 1/2 fresh pineapple juice
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • Blueberries
  • Splash of Presecco
Preparation: Lightly muddle 6 blueberries in a shaker. Combine remainder of ingredients except Prosecco in the shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Double strain into a champagne flute and add a splash of Prosecco. Garnish with a blueberry skewer.

Spicy Maria
  • 1 1/2 parts Hornitos Plata Tequila
  • 2 parts Spicy Maria Mix
Preparation: Build Spicy Maria mix in a large container. Combine Spicy Maria mix with tequila in a Pilsner glass over fresh ice and stir. Garnish with celery, bacon and an olive skewer.

To Make Spicy Maria Mix (Recipe serves 20)
  • 4 1/2 parts fresh lime juice
  • 46 parts tomato juice
  • 3 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tsp. hot sauce
  • 2 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tsp. celery salt
  • 2 tsp. steak sauce
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt 

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