Weekend Refreshers

Here are a few tequila cocktails to spice up your weekend BBQs.

Cayenne and Mango Margarita 
 Ingredients:

2 oz Herradura Reposado                                                                                                                   ½ oz Agave nectar nectar                                                                                                               ½ oz Fresh squeezed lime juice
1 oz Mango Juice
Cayenne salt (mix cayenne to salt ratio of 1:4)
Glass:  Coupe
Garnish:  Cayenne salt rim
 

Instructions:
1.)    Gently wipe a lime wedge round the rim of a chilled coupe glass and lightly press into a plate of cayenne salt, take care to shake off any lumps of cayenne.
2.)    Place add liquid ingredient into a cocktail shaker, fill with ice and shake vigorously.
3.)    Strain into a chilled coupe glass taking care not to disturb the cayenne salt rim

 

Herradura Refresher
 Ingredients:

2 oz Herradura Silver                                                                                                                      ½ oz Freshly squeezed lime juice                                                                                                  ½ oz Simple syrup
1 inch Cucumber (diced)
6-8 mint leaves
Top soda
Glass: Hi-ball
Garnish: Cucumber disc and a mint sprig

Instructions:
1.)    Place mint then cucumber into a cocktail shaker and gently crush with a muddler.
2.)    Add the Herradura Silver, simple syrup and lime juice to the shaker.
3.)    Fill shaker with Ice and shake vigorously to break down the mint and cucumber
4.)    Strain through a fine strainer (to remove all the little bits of mint) into an Hi-ball glass filled with cubed Ice and top with soda.
5.)    Garnish with a cucumber disc and a mint sprig.

Photo courtesy of Herradura 

Elise Thompson

About Elise Thompson

Born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles, this food, culture and music-loving punk rock angeleno wants to turn you on to all that is funky, delicious and weird in the city. While Elise holds down the fort, her adventurous alter ego Kiki Maraschino is known to roam the country in search of catfish.
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