Ginquila Mixed Berry Cocktail
We had a nice summer pasta and wanted something light but a detour from a regular margarita. We had limes, mixed berry seltzer and thought of a margarita type drink without the sugar.
1 small bottle of mixed berry seltzer
2 oz Hendricks Gin
4 oz Tres Agaves Tequila
It’s not sweet so if you prefer more sweetness add agave syrup or simple syrup.
Tequila Sangria Zinger Cocktail
Bobby Flay made a similar cocktail that looked good and refreshing. He used hibiscus zinger tea but I went with Celestial’s Mixed Berry Zinger. This was fantastic due to all the fresh fruit paired with the tea and tequila. It wasn’t overly sweet and drinks like a lightly sweetened tea or margarita.
10 oz of blanco tequila
2 oz orange liquor
2 cups of Herbal tea
Lemon lime soda or seltzer
Take your lime, lemon and orange and slice a few slices and put them in a pitcher. Juice the remaining into the same pitcher. Make a batch of tea using 2 cups of boiling water and two tea bags. Steep for 6 mins or until the desired intensity. Ice the tea to cool it down and slightly dilute. Add your tequila and stir in the pitcher mashing up your fruit. We were going to top with seltzer but didn’t have room so we went plain.
Definitely made our rotation and I will experiment with different teas and liquors. Enjoy responsibly.
Ginger Sour Cocktail
Tonight we had our korean steak saam which had ginger in it so we naturally wanted to use somehow. We grabbed a couple of limes and a lemon and then noticed our moonshine cherries and thought it would all blend well with some Fentiman’s Ginger Beer.
6 oz of Titos Vodka
1 Fentiman’s Ginger Beer
2 tbs of grated ginger (used jarred)
2 Ole Smoky’s Moonshine Cheeries
pinch of salt
I juiced the lemons and lime and muddled in the moonshine cherry, ginger and vodka. Top it with ginger beer and ice.
Pineapple Express Cocktail
We had Thai lettuce wraps the other night that called for fresh pineapple and limes. Sounds like a cocktail to me so we made what we are calling the Pineapple Express. Jill had a good idea for next time, add a slice of fresh jalapeno for a hot herbal note.
3 oz Titos Vodka
several pieces of fresh pineapple
1/2 lime juice
topped with Ginger Ale
Muddle pineapples and lime juice and Vodka in a shaker. Add ice and shake. Pour into an iced glass and top with Ginger ale.