An Old Fashioned?
That might be Don Draper’s checklist for the final season of Mad Men… knowing the twists, turns and cliffhangers awaiting viewers; Hornitos hoped to offer our readers a taste of Draper’s favorite cocktail – this time with a twist of their own. A Black Barrel® Old Fashioned uses the NEW Hornitos® Black Barrel® – this inventive spirit starts as 100% blue agave tequila, which is aged three distinct times to impart flavorful whiskey notes!
They suggest this recipe for a sexy twist on the classic Old Fashioned cocktail:
Black Barrel® Old Fashioned
- 1 part simple syrup
- 1 ½ parts Hornitos® Black Barrel® Tequila
- 0.5 part amaro
- 2 dashes bitters
- 2 dashes Orange bitters
- Orange peel
- Add simple syrup, Hornitos® Black Barrel® Tequila, amaro and bitters together and stir, adding in ice. Strain over fresh ice and garnish with an orange peel.
Hornitos® Black Barrel® Tequila is redefining the traditional tequila experience. Triple aged to create a unique Añejo tequila with whiskey characteristics, Hornitos® tequila is aged for 12 months in new toasted American Oak barrels. Then, it is carefully placed into deep charred American Oak barrels for four months. In the final aging process, the liquid is transferred to specially toasted American Oak barrels for two months to enhance the whiskey-like notes.
Toast to St. Patrick this year with premium cocktails from Tequila Avión, “World’s Best Tasting Tequila.”
Price: Avión Silver retails for $40.00- $50.00 for 750ml bottle, Avión Espresso retails for $24.99 for 750ml bottle (prices vary by state)
The Irish Espresso
Bartenders call it: The Red Eye
1 part Avión Espresso
1 part Jameson Whiskey
Pour ingredients into a rocks glass over ice. Stir.
Spicy St. Patrick Sage Margarita
2 oz. Avión Silver
¾ oz. Jalapeño-Infused Elderflower Liqueur
½ oz. Orange Juice
¼ oz. Lemon Juice
½ oz. Lime Juice
¾ oz. Simple Syrup
3 Sage Leaves
1 Sage Leaf and Salt for garnish
Muddle sage in a shaker. Add all ingredients. Shake. Double strain. Pour over ice in salt-rimmed glass. Garnish with sage leaf.
Hornitos® tequila put a twist on the traditional St. Patrick’s Day drink and came up with a green cocktail called – Green River Runs Through It – for the O’Hornitos® Day spin.
This tequila twist is a nod to the traditional green fanfare of St. Patty’s Day, but features the super-smooth Hornitos® Plata Tequila.
Hornitos® Plata is double distilled and made from the flesh of the Blue Agave, making it authentic and fresh while maintaining its tequila edge.
Green River Runs Through It
2 parts Hornitos® Plata Tequila
2/3 parts Green Chartreuse
1 part fresh lime juice
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Strain over ice.
Hornitos, a Sauza product, is gearing up for Mardi Gras and they’re hoping you’ll stock up on Hornitos Plata (100% agave) and try these drinks their mixologists have been hard at work creating.
If you check into the Hornitos website, you’ll see Hornitos isn’t really about the sipping. When the site opens, the club music kicks in and pictures of bar scenes flash on your screen. Hornitos doesn’t pretend to be something it isn’t. For them, it’s about the party and what better time to party than Mardi Gras?
By the way, if you want to find out exactly what’s going on at Mardi Gras, check out the official Mardi Gras site here.
- 1 part Hornitos® Plata Tequila
- 2 parts lemonade
- 3-4 dashes of green hot sauce
- Salt/smoked paprika rim
Rim shot glass with salt and smoked paprika. Mix chilled lemonade, chilled Hornitos® Plata and hot sauce in mixing glass and pour into shot glass.
- 1 part Hornitos® Plata Tequila
- 1 part concord grape juice
- ½ part lemon juice
Add ingredients to glass over ice and stir.
THE HORNITOS STORY
The history of Hornitos® tequila and its legendary founder Don Francisco Javier Sauza is long and storied.
But let’s face it, you’re probably not here for history. You’re here for now.
Suffice it to say that the reason our tequila tastes so damn good and gets the party going so damn well is because we’ve spent generations perfecting it. In fact, ‘Don Franco’ didn’t just perfect tequila. He helped create the rule that all tequila must be made from pure agave in certain Mexican states, or else it’s just not tequila. Did we mention he founded Hornitos® on Mexican Independence Day? Yeah. This is as authentic as it gets.
In conclusion: lots of history. You can taste it. And preferably, you’re tasting it tonight.
Tequila Aficionado would like to wish Jose “Pepe” Hermosillo a very happy birthday and many happy returns.
Thank you, sir, for all you do for tequila!
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