There are so many holidays but, are there any more important than National Tequila Day? The wonderful agave spirit is one of a kind. The holiday is falling on the weekend this year (everyone counts Friday as the weekend, right?) so you should seek the best tequila you can find. Today we’re shaking and stirring things up with Avion Tequila. I have two simple and delightful cocktails to get your celebratory weekend started!
First thing you might want to do is put the Margarita down. I know, nothing beats a good margarita. Let’s think outside of the box a little here. I love a good margarita but, there’s so much more that tequila can offer. Because tequila and lime were made for each other, I guess we could say the first cocktail has roots in the margarita. Some mint, a little Absinthe, let’s get this part started!! (Was that too corny? Should I have said Fiesta?)
2oz. Avion Silver Tequila
1oz. Simple Syrup [1:1 sugar to water]
1oz. Lime Juice
3 Dashes Citrus Bitters [Such as Hella Bitters]
3 Mint Leaves
*Start by rinsing your coupe glass with Absinthe and place in the freezer to chill. Muddle mint leaves in your shaker. Add all remaining ingredients and fill with ice. Shake until chilled and double strain into chilled cocktail coupe. Garnish with mint sprig.
**If you want to make a mint simple syrup, that will work just as well!
Next up is the rested old fashioned. We’re using two aged tequilas from Avion; the Añejo and Reposado. A good tequila should be sipped and can be easily enhanced. And, that’s all we’re doing here. Adding bitters and agave nectar.
Rested Old Fashioned:
1oz. Avion Añejo Tequila
1oz. Avion Reposado Tequila
1 Barspoon Agave Nectar
3 Dashes Orange Bitters [Or bitters of your choice]
*Add all ingredients to a mixing glass and stir without ice to incorporate agave nectar. Add ice and stir to chill. Garnish with a lime wheel.
Cheers! Enjoy celebrating National Tequila Day all weekend long with Avion Tequila!