Cool down this season with Latin inspired drinks that are sure to make everyday a fiesta! While tequila’s roots are originally based in Spanish countries, these cocktails prove that it can international.
By incorporating fresno chiles, passion fruit, lime, and tequila with a fresh chili garnish you get the Heat of the Moment from Bottiglia. For a sweet and sour mix, combine tequila, ancho chilis, and a salt rim for the Simply Ancho Chili Margarita from Tilted Kilt. For a tasty beer and tequila mix grab the Desperado from Libre, then mix in fresh lime and house-made sangrita. In the mood for a drink with a fruity twist? Put together some sweet passion fruit puree, Serrano Infused Milagro Tequila, and agave to create the Hit-and-Run from The Hudson. For the ultimate aestheic surprise, make the Mickey Cohen from Pearl’s Rooftop by mixing in passion fruit and jalapeno. Grab some fresh watermelon and garnish with red chili peppers to create the Picante Passion from STK LA.
Heat of the Moment from Borracha
2 Slices Fresno Chile
2 oz. Espolon Reposado Tequila
1 oz. Funkin’ Passion Fruit Puree
1/2 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 oz. Agave Syrup
Build: Add all ingredients into mixing tin. Add ice and shake vigorously. Now strain over fresh ice, into a big martini glass.
Glass: Big Martini
Garnish: Half cinnamon sugar rim, fresno chili horns, lime spiral
Spicy Ancho Chili Margarita from Tilted Kilt
1800 Silver Tequila
fresh lime juice
Desperado from Libre
1 oz. Casa Noble Crystal Tequila
3/4 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
3 oz. House Made Sangrita or Store Bought
4 oz. Modelo Especial
Build: Add all ingredients into mixing tin, except for Modelo Especial. Add ice and shake vigorously. Now add 4 oz. Modelo Especial into mixing tin, and strain over ice.
Glass: Pilsner with 3/4 of ice.
Garnsih: Rosemary Sprig, Lime Wheel, Tajin Rim
Hit and Run from The Hudson
For the Infused Milagro Tequila:
1 litre bottle of Milagro Blanco Tequila
6 chopped serrano peppers
1 3⁄4 oz Serrano Infused Milagro
1⁄2 oz Passion fruit puree
1⁄2 oz Lime
1⁄2 oz Agave Build: Shake and strained into glass.
Glass: 10oz rocks glass with a large cube of ice.
Garnish: Lime wheel garnish.
Mickey Cohen from Pearls
2oz Casa Amigos Tequila
1oz Passion Fruit puree
.5oz Fresh Jalepeno/ Lime
1 teaspoon Agave
Build: Shake vigorously and strain into a rocks glass over a Strawberry Jalapeno Ice-Sphere, Garnish with Strawberry-Lime
Picante Passion from STK LA
2 oz Tequila
.75 oz Fresh Lime Juice
.5 oz Simple Syrup
4 Watermelon Cubes
1 Slices Red Chili Pepper
Build: Muddle red chili and watermelon. Add Purity Vodka, lime and simple. Shake and strain on the rocks in a Tajin rimmed glass.
The Ancho Mango from Rock & Reilly’s NY
1 ¼ oz Tito’s Vodka
¾ oz Ancho Reyes Liqueur
½ oz lemon juice
¾ oz mango puree
2 basil leaves, 1 thin jalapeno slice
2 dashes spiced chocolate bitters
Shake/strain into rocks glass with fresh ice, splash gingerale
Garnish: floating jalapeno slice
Images by: Brandon Hawkins