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Craft the Perfect Day of the Dead Cocktails

Searching for the perfect cocktail? Kick back and relax with these tasty tequila recipes from Hornitos®

DON FRANCISCO MARGARITA

Crafted with the tequila created to honor Mexican Independence, this vibrant mix of Hornitos®, fresh citrus and honey is made for moments of celebration. Shake up a round of cocktails ready for this unforgettable holiday.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 parts Hornitos® Reposado Tequila
  • 1 part Orange Juice
  • ½ part Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
  • ¾ part Honey Syrup
  • Salt and Chili Powder (for rim)

INSTRUCTIONS

Put equal parts salt and chili powder on a plate. Use an orange or lime wedge to wet the rim of the glass, and gently roll it into the salt/chili powder. Combine cocktail ingredients in an ice-filled shaker and shake until well chilled. Shake and strain into your rimmed rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with an orange wheel and edible marigold.

RANCH WATER

Tip your hat to the southwest and enjoy a crisp beverage that’s agave-forward. Mix Hornitos® Plata and Fever-Tree Club Soda with a splash of fresh squeezed lime juice for a bubblier take on a margarita. It’s a nice, cool offering to serve up when you’re relaxing at the homestead.

INGREDIENTS

INSTRUCTIONS

Fill a tall glass with ice. Add Hornitos® Plata and a splash of fresh squeezed lime juice, top with Fever-Tree Club Soda. Garnish with a lime wedge.

PALOMA

Spanish for “Dove,” a tasty tequila paloma always flies for an afternoon delight. Hornitos® Plata Tequila, the purest expression of the powerful 100% agave flavor, is given a tart twist with fresh, ruby red grapefruit juice. Club soda adds a bubbly twist to this cocktail, while fresh rosemary emits a floral sweetness. Go ahead and unwind with this grapefruit cocktail during your mid-day siesta.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 part Hornitos® Plata Tequila
  • 2 parts Ruby Red or Pink Grapefruit Juice
  • 1 part Simple Syrup
  • 2 parts Club Soda
  • Garnish: Fresh Rosemary Sprigs, Grapefruit or Lime Slices

INSTRUCTIONS

Build in a tall glass over fresh ice in the order listed, stirring once before adding soda and once after. Garnish with a slice of lime or grapefruit and a rosemary sprig.

TEQUILA OLD FASHIONED

A remix on the old classic, this whiskey-barrel aged tequila old fashioned is potently delicious and bold, adding a modern allure to any occasion. Perfect for kicking back after work, poker with the guys, or small gatherings.

INGREDIENTS

INSTRUCTIONS

Combine simple syrup, Hornitos® Black Barrel® Tequila, amaro and bitters. Add ice and stir. Strain over fresh ice and garnish with an orange peel.

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