Raise a glass to National Tequila Day this Friday with these simple yet delicious tequila cocktail recipes
By Philippa Thomas
This Friday marks National Tequila Day, a whole 24 hours dedicated to celebrating one of the world’s most-loved spirits. It’s good timing too, as tequila sales soared during lockdown with revellers attempting to make their own ‘locktails’. Here, three iconic liquor brands share their own tequila cocktail recipes to get you in the party mood.
3 Cocktail Recipes for National Tequila Day
VIVIR Tequila’s Paloma
An independent British label, VIVIR Tequila’s premium range of beverages were the first tequilas to ever win Gold Awards at the Great Taste Awards down to their smooth and character-filled delicacies. Below, VIVIR co-founder Paul Hayes shares his Paloma recipe so you can perfect that pre-dinner cocktail.
• 50ml VIVIR Tequila Blanco or Reposado
• 10ml agave syrup
• 10ml lime juice
• 60ml pink grapefruit juice
• Soda water or grapefruit soda to fill glass
• Wedge of pink grapefruit
• Sea salted rim if desired
Wipe a slice of lime around the rim of a highball glass. Then dip into sea salt so the rim is coated. Grab a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Add all ingredients except the soda water. Shake for around 20 seconds, or until the outside of the shaker feels cold. Place some ice into your prepared highball glass, pour in your cocktail and top up with soda water or grapefruit soda. Add the pink grapefruit wedge and enjoy.
Iconic liquor brand Cointreau is inviting the public to celebrate National Tequila Day from home with a limited-edition Margarita Making Kit. The set is available to purchase exclusively via BoroughBox will come complete with everything needed to make the world’s most iconic cocktail including 70cl bottles of Cointreau and VIVIR Tequila, Maldon sea salt, a Cointreau cocktail shaker, strainer, jigger, and a lime squeezer. Simply stock up on limes and you’re ready to whip up very own Cointreau Margarita creations.
• 30 ml Cointreau
• 50 ml Blanco Tequila
• 20 ml Fresh Lime Juice
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and add ice. Shake and strain into a margarita glass. Garnish with salt and a lime wheel.
Maestro Dobel’s Smoky Blackberry
Maestro Dobel Tequila is a premium liquor sourced from a single estate and crafted from 100% blue agave. Their Maestro Dobel Diamante holds the title for being the world’s first Cristalino, multi-aged tequila. It is a complex, smooth drink that is perfect for sipping neat or as a base for cocktails. For those who like something a little different, Maestro Dobel Humito is a smoked silver tequila, which uses mesquite wood during the cooking of the agave to create extraordinarily balanced flavours of smokiness and sweetness. Here’s how to make their signature Smoky Blackberry cocktail.
• 60ml Maestro Dobel Humito
• 25ml lemon or lime juice
• 15ml blackberry syrup
• 7ml Cointreau soda
• Lemon wheel
• Mint sprig
Pour Maestro Dobel Tequila, lemon juice, blackberry syrup and Cointreau into a cocktail shaker. Add ice to an old-fashioned glass, strain drink over it, top it off with soda and garnish.