Memorial Day is right around the corner, and while this year’s celebrations will look different while we practice safe social distancing from home, Hornitos Tequila wants to enjoy your time with a drink in hand. Whether your readers prefer to sit on the deck in the sun with a Blueberry Mint Smash or grill in your backyard with a Grilled Grapefruit Paloma, these recipes are perfect for the weekend.
Blueberry Mint Smash
- 1 ½ part Hornitos® Black Barrel® Tequila
- ½ part fresh lime juice
- ½ part simple syrup
- Mint sprigs
Preparation: Lightly muddle 6-8 blueberries and 3-5 mint leaves in a shaker. Add the remainder of ingredients into the shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a julep cup over crushed ice. Garnish with a mint sprig and blueberries.
Grilled Grapefruit Paloma
- 2 parts Hornitos® Plata Tequila
- 1 part fresh lime juice
- ¾ part ginger sage syrup
- 2 dashes Angostura® bitters
- Top with grapefruit beer (appx. 1 part)
- Sage sprigs
Preparation: Combine equal parts sugar and water with 1 ginger slice and 4 sage sprigs and bring to a boil to create a ginger sage syrup. Allow the mixture to cool, combine all ingredients except grapefruit beer in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain the mixture into a highball glass filled with ice and top with grapefruit beer. Garnish with a grilled grapefruit slice.
New York City:
Del Frisco’s Vesey (New York, NY) – Perfect Margarita ~ Hornitos Plata Tequila, Cointreau, fresh lime juice, agave nectar with a salt rim
UES (New York, NY) – Cooper Plus Hewett ~ Hornitos Plata Tequila, Chipotle Chili Infused Tequila, Cynar, Educated Guess Coconut Infused Merlot, Balsamic Vinegar, Maple Syrup, Sharp Cheddar Cheese
The Woodlot (New York, NY) – Jalapeno Margarita ~ Jalapeno infused Hornitos Tequila, fresh lime, agave
Tower 12 (Los Angeles, CA) – Hornitos Spicy Pomegranate Margarita ~ Hornitos Reposado Tequila, house-made pomegranate syrup, muddle jalapeno, fresh lemon juice
Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill (Los Angeles, CA) – The Wood Ranch Margarita ~ Signature Wood Ranch recipe with Hornitos Plata Tequila, shaken with hand-squeezed lime and orange juices
Casa Martin (Los Angeles, CA) – Araceli’s Strawberry Margarita (Frozen or on the rocks) ~ Hornitos Reposado Tequila, fresh strawberries, citrus, triple sec, agave