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Here’s how to make one of the drink, but batch everything but the soda if you want a low-lift punch for a crowd (pick a lower-sugar soda like Izze or Spindrift for a drier drink). Put the simple syrup and basil into a blender and blend until the basil is very fine. The best thing about tequila is, without a doubt, the fact that if it is pure agave tequila it won’t cause a hangover. 0.75 ounce fresh squeezed blood orange juice.

Strain into prepared glass. Give it a shot with the recommended expression, but, if you like greener, citrus notes with pepper, pick an unaged Blanco, but if you want a bit more sweetness with vanilla and caramel notes, pick a Reposado, which has been aged between two months to a year in oak barrels. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. © 2020 Forbes Media LLC. All Rights Reserved, This is a BETA experience. Los Arango was made to honor Jose Doroteo Arango, more famously known as Mexican General Pancho Villa. Rim your glasses in sugar, then fill the glass with crushed ice. The word comes from the region, much like champagne, only Tequila is in Mexico.

In a cocktail shaker, muddle cantaloupe and combine all the ingredients with ice, and shake vigorously. Combine ingredients and shake with ice in a cocktail shaker. All rights reserved. One of the things that I like most about our back yard is all of the planting space. Using a muddler, crush the ingredients and then add the tequila, yellow chartreuse, and ice. Rim your glass with smoked sea salt. Labor Day Weekend may be the official “end” of summer, but, I’m here to argue for an additional month of the season. This dressed-up one isn’t as simple as the original mix of tequila, lime and always Topo Chico mineral water, but the blood orange juice and rosemary give the drink nice, aromatic additions while still quenching your thirst. Follow me on Twitter at @ginamariepace.

Garnish with blood orange wheel and fresh rosemary sprig. I’m based in New York, but spend as much time as possible visting other parts of. Garnish with basil sprig and lemon wheel.

Tequila Aficionado Magazine June 2020. The vanilla and caramel notes in the Cazadores Reposado work really well with the cantaloupe in this drink. Saveur may receive financial compensation for products purchased through this site. I cover great cocktails, beer and wine—and where to drink them. Muddle basil in a cocktail shaker, add other ingredients, shake and strain over ice cubes in a rocks glass. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lime juice and zest with the syrup, watermelon, and 3 basil leaves. Drink Recipes See all Drink Recipes . One definite net positive to this plan is the ability to drink delicious tequila cocktails. A Los Arango Reposado strawberry basil paloma cocktail. Shake to chill and combine ingredients. 2 tablespoons of fresh or frozen blueberries, plus several blueberries for garnish, 1 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves, plus a sprig of thyme for garnish, 1 tablespoon blueberry or blackberry jam (more if you like your cocktails on the sweeter side), 0.5 ounce Orange Liqueur (such as Cointreau). Subscribe to Tequila Aficionado Magazine. This premium reposado smells like pepper and caramel which plays well with the strawberry in this riff on a classic Paloma cocktail. Once the rosemary water reaches room temperature, add 1 cup sugar and stir until incorporated. While red watermelon will work in a pinch, you won't get the clarity of color unless you spring for the yellow.