The Intoxicologist

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Tequila Cocktails for Every Budget

As the fastest growing spirits category in the US, consumers are
thirsty for tequila – especially for the summer! Whether flipping burgers, relaxing pool-side or yachting around Nantucket, leisure-lovers will be tempted by the refreshing chill of delicious tequila cocktails.

Keeping budget in mind, each of the below cocktails will surely quench the budding cocktailian’s thirst and curiosity about the summer’s hottest new tequilas – Azul, Rosangel, and Maestro Dobel.

To sate the Grill Master’s thirst…

The Azul Paloma
1.5 ounces Azul Reposado Tequila
Fresca (or similar sparkling drink)

Pour Azul into Collins glass full of ice. Top with Fresca, stir, and garnish with lime

This mind-bogglingly refreshing cocktail uses Azul, a new offering from the world’s most award winning tequila brand – Gran Centenario. At $19.99 per bottle Azul delivers incredible quality and taste at an amazing value. (40% Alc./Vol. - $19.99/750ml)

For those bronzing pool-side…

The Rosangel Ruby Fizz
2 ounces Rosangel Tequila
1/2 ounce Agave Syrup
1/2 ounce Ruby Port
1 bar spoon Pomegranate Molasses
3/4 ounce Lemon Juice
1/2 ounce Egg White

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a highball glass with one large ice cube. Top with Club Soda and garnish with a cherry.

This exquisite cocktail from mixologist extraordinaire Julie Reiner (Flatiron Lounge and Clover Club - NYC), uses Rosangel, the first-ever hibiscus infused tequila, made from a reposado base, and rested in port barrels for an additional two months by Gran Centenario. (40% Alc./Vol. - $36.99/750 ml)

The thirsty yachtsman’s first mate…

Maestro Maria Verde
3 - 2 " slices of Celery
Loose handful of Cilantro
2 ounces Maestro Dobel
3/4 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
3/4 ounce simple syrup
1 ounce Ginger ale

Preparation - In a pint glass muddle celery & cilantro, then add all spirits & mixers. Shake vigorously for six seconds, add ginger ale. Strain over fresh ice in Collins glass, garnish with celery stalk.

The Maestro’s version of the Bloody Mary: crisp, cool and green. Created by Pablo Moix of STK and Coco De Ville in Los Angeles, this wildly original and refreshing cocktail uses Maestro Dobel the world’s first-ever “diamond” clear-aged tequila. A luscious blend of reposado, anejo, and extra-anejo tequilas, Maestro Dobel is available at the fine liquor establishments with a suggested retail price of $74.99 (750 ml).

-Courtesy M Booth & Associates, Inc.

1 comment:

Erin Gallagher Illustration said...

I'm very interested in the Azul- where can I get a bottle in NYC or online?