Published on July 19th, 2018 | by Mark Chesnut0
How to Celebrate International Tequila Day in Mexico — And at Home
If you’re a fan of tequila — that tasty spirit born in the Mexican town of Tequila — then be sure to mark your calendar for International Tequila Day, which comes on July 24. You can celebrate it anywhere, of course. But there’s no more appropriate place to do it than in Mexico. Here are several hotels that know how to get the spirits flowing — and several of them have shared tequila cocktail recipes so you can make them at home, too. (If you need even more inspiration, check out my book, Mexican Cocktails: Libations & Inspiration From Top Hotels, Bars & Restaurants Around Mexico. It’s filled with recipes and ideas, and costs just $2.99!)
La Colección Resorts by Fiesta Americana offers multiple ways to savor tequila at its array of luxurious Mexico beach resorts. And they’ve even shared the recipes so you can try your mixology skills at home.
• Live Aqua Boutique Resort Playa del Carmen
-Cocktail name: Tequila Sunrise
-Recipe: 2 cups of ice, 60 ml. of tequila, orange juice, 15 ml. of grenadine, 1 orange slice – Place the ice in the glass and add the tequila of your choice, finish filling the glass with orange juice and then add the grenadine. Decorate with a slice of orange.
• Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun
-Cocktail name: Arriba Guadalajara
-Recipe: 2 oz. evaporated milk, 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream, and 2 oz. agave tequila. All ingredients are poured into the blender with ice to serve as a frozen drink. Serve in a pinot glass with blackberries and decorated with pineapple leaf and raspberry.
• Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancún All-Inclusive
-Cocktail name: Tamarita
-Recipe: 1 oz. Tequila reposado, 1 oz. orange liquor, 2 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice, 2 oz. of tamarind syrup, 1 tablespoon of piquin powdered chile, 1 tablespoon of salt, 1 cup of ice, 1 beverage shaker – First, begin by frosting a glass with the piquin powered chile and salt and add the ice and place to the side. In the shaker, add the tequila, orange liquor, lemon juice, tamarind syrup, a pinch of salt and some ice cubes. Shake perfectly for about 15 seconds until all the ingredients are perfectly blended. Pour the liquid into the frosted glass.
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Solmar Hotels & Resorts has also shared some of its favorite tequila cocktail recipe from its Mexico resort hotels.
• Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas
-Cocktail name: Spicy Agave
-Recipe: 1 ½ of Tequila, 1 oz of orange juice, 1 oz of pineapple juice, 1 oz of lime juice, 1 oz of grapefruit juice, 1 oz of chile ancho and Mexican molasses syrup, salt – In the shaker, add ice, tequila, orange juice, pineapple juice, lime juice, grapefruit juice, chile ancho and Mexican molasses syrup and shake it. Pour on an old-fashioned glass with ice, garnish with red dry pepper on top of it.
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• Seadust Cancun Family Resort
-Cocktail name: Margarita Seadust
-Recipe: 2 oz. of tequila reposado, ¼ oz. of Blue Curacao, 1 ½ o of Triple Sec, 1 oz. of lime juice, 1 oz. of pineapple juice, 10 small cubes of grilled pineapple, 4 ¼ of a lime – Shake all ingredients together. Fill glass with ice. Rim glass with salt and garnish with lime and pineapple.
• Hotel Xcaret Mexico
-Cocktail name: Mexique
-Recipe: 1 ½ oz Santanera Organic Tequila, ½ oz of Damiana liqueur, 1 oz of lime juice, 1 oz of natural syrup. Mix all ingredients in the shaker with ice. Strain into Martini glass and finish with Grand Marnier foam and Bitters. Top foam with dash of Chile Poblano and garnish with an orange twist.
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Brisas Group also offers tequila excitement at two of his luxury resort hotels in Mexico.
• At NIZUC Resort & Spa, the IK Margarita is a bold take on a classic drink staple and packs a serious spicy punch – ingredients include Silver Tequila, a hint of freshly squeezed lime juice, local honey, and Triple Sec, garnished with a slice of a habanero chili and dusted with chili flakes around the rim of the glass.
• Las Brisas Ixtapa, a property nestled into the side of a mountain, serves up a nature-inspired Margarita Solarium that pays homage to the surrounding area and its tropical vegetation. This specialty cocktail includes tequila, Tamarindo juice, red pepper, lemon, a pinch of salt and is served over a bed of ice.