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Avion & Hornitos Have a Hearty “Sláinte!” for You!

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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

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Bartenders call it: The Red Eye

1 part Avión Espresso

1 part Jameson Whiskey

Pour ingredients into a rocks glass over ice. Stir.

St. Patrick's Spicy Sage Margarita, avion

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.

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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.

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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.


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Hornitos says “Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!”

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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.



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  • 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.


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Tequila Tuesday

  • 1 part Hornitos® Plata Tequila
  • 1 part concord grape juice
  • ½ part lemon juice



Add ingredients to glass over ice and stir.



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.




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Happy Birthday, Casa Noble!

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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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Happy Birthday to Lucinda Hutson!

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Viva Tequila, Viva La Lucinda!

“Tequila is my soul mate,” Lucinda Hutson exclaims. “Mexico in a bottle, its flavor is as melodic to the mouth as a mariachi tune is to the ear—bold, spicy, and full of life!” For nearly forty years, Lucinda has trekked through tequila country, distilling adventures and knowledge to present them to enthusiastic readers around the world. Her 1995 book Tequila! Cooking with the Spirit of Mexico helped usher in the boom that transformed the tequila industry. Now in ¡Viva Tequila! she returns to her lifelong passion, bringing us deeper into the traditions and vibrant present of Mexico, and creates fabulous, flavorful recipes for drinks and dishes made with Mexico’s agave spirits.

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Mexican Flag Day: Banderas

 Feliz Dia de la Bandera!

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Flag Day in Mexico is a “day dedicated to one of the most important patriotic symbols of Mexico, which gives the spirit of unity and belonging to Mexicans either within or outside of the country: the Flag.”





So today we celebrate the bandera!

The flag of the country responsible for the spirit we love and the spirit itself as a tribute drink.  Grito!



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Why Banderas?

The Bandera drink is inspired by the colors of the Mexican flag.  Though we never recommend the shooting of tequila, today we must make an exception.  The Bandera drink is served in a series of three shot glasses consisting of fresh lime juice (to represent the Mexican Flag’s green stripe), tequila (to represent the white stripe), and sangrita (representing the red stripe).  Each serving requires 1-ounce each of lime juice, tequila, and sangrita.
We highly recommend Lucinda Hutson’s World Renowned Sangrita recipe.  You can find it by clicking here.


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