Summer is coming to an end and there isn’t much warm weather left before the beginning of the new Fall season ~ a sad, but true statement ~ to keep your drinking goals as stellar as they have been this summer, consider the following fall cocktails that will keep your summer vibes going throughout the fall months with the use oftequila andmezcal.

Like mezcal, tequila is actually a form of mezcal but is only produced in the Jalisco region of Mexico using Blue Webber agave, while most mezcals are found in the Oaxaca region and are created from a variety of different agave varietals includingtobalá, tobaziche, tepeztate, arroqueño, and espadín.

To help everyone transition into the new season without wasting your summer spirits, here are a few cocktail recipes to enjoy ~ Tequila Avion, Corralejo Tequila, Peloton de la Muerte Mezcal&Mezcales de Leyenda.

MEZCAL

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The Nighthawk

Created by NYC bartender Eryn Reece who won the Mezcal Cocktail Mission competition this year, this cocktail is the perfect drink to cozy up with late night while reading a book before bed.

  • 2 oz Peloton de la Muerte Mezcal
  • ¾ oz Sweet Vermouth
  • ¼ coffee liqueur
  • Garnish with an orange wedge

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Everything Nice

When in doubt, use seasonal fruit and berry juices throughout the fall and winter months to create a fresh cocktail!

  • 1.5 oz Mezcal Pelotón de la Muerte
  • 1 oz Cointreau
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1 oz cranberry juice
  • 1 bar spoon of allspice dram

TEQUILA

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Anejo Old Fashioned

Everyone LOVES an old-fashioned, but did you know you can update this classic with a twist

  • 2 oz. Avion Anejo
  • 1 bar spoon full of Agave nectar
  • 2 dashes of Orange Bitters
  • 1 dash of Angostura bitters
  • Combine all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice. Stir until cold, then strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with an orange twist.

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Blood Orange Margarita

The fall colors in this cocktail are sure to impress friends, while also allowing you to drink your favorite summer libation into the colder months!

  • 2oz. Corralejo Reposado Tequila
  • 3oz. Fresh Blood Orange Juice
  • ¾ fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 oz. Simple syrup
  • Rub the rim of an old-fashioned glass (or whatever similar vessel you prefer to drink out of) with an edge of a blood orange slice. Swirl the rim through a small pile of Koher or Sea Salt to the Rim. Combine a few cubes of ice into a salted glass. Strain the cocktail into the glass and enjoy.
  • NOTE: 1 basic simple syrup is a 1:1 ratio of sugar dissolved in water. Example—one cup of sugar dissolved into one cup of water