|Bloody Mary Tequila Mariachi, courtesy Patron|
Fast forward to the Spanish Conquest, when Spanish troops expedited the tequila we know today by improvising with mud and agave. From this, mezcal was created. In the mid 16th century, the trade between Mexico and Spain launched the first major tequila distillery in Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico.
In 1974, Mexico claimed intellectual property of the term “tequila” which is why it must be made and aged in specific areas of Mexico - in the same way France safeguards its native Appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) system.
And now, in 2016, bars and restaurants everywhere have fallen back in love with tequila, which is a must-serve cocktail at parties, events, and, of course, on International Tequila Day!
Creative tequila recipes to celebrate National Tequila Day:
Just as its name suggests, this beer cocktail highlights a refreshing twist by combining Tres Agaves Reposado’s wonderfully fresh taste with lemon and a splash of Hefeweisen.
1 ¼ parts Tres Agaves Reposado
¾ part Lemon
½ part Cointreau
½ part Simple Syrup Hefeweisen
Green with Envy
Cruz Tequila’s smooth and soft palate compliments the tart yet fresh tasting concoction that has just the right sized pinch of heat to tantalize your senses in the heat of July.
1 ¾ parts CRUZ Reposado Tequila
¾ part Lime
¾ part Honey Water
2-3 pieces Green Pepper
Dash of Cayenne
16 oz ice
8 oz Maestro Dobel Diamante tequila
2 oz of fresh lemon juice
4 oz Agavero Orange Liqueur
1 lemon wheel
Bazaar Bloody Maria
Red tomatoes + Pinch Piri Piri
Orange tomatoes + Habanero
Yellow tomatoes + Saffron
Green tomatoes + Zaatar - a spice that is a mix of salt and sesame seed
2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
2 oz Water
In a highball glass crush 1-2 Bloody Maria ice cubes of each tomato color. Fill the highball with ice, layering by color.
In a glass, combine 2 oz Patron Reposado
.75 oz lemon juice
3 dashes Bittermans hellfire bitters
5 dashes horseradish tincture
Pour mixture into the highball glass over ice; add straw and garnish.