Hornitos Celebrates Big for National Tequila Day
For a day as important as National Tequila Day (July 24th), you know Hornitos celebrates big with some great cocktails for your fiesta!
A day dedicated solely to tequila shouldn’t be taken lightly, especially for a brand as engrained in the rich history and unique innovation process such as Hornitos, which has been perfecting tequila nearly 70 years.
This National Tequila Day (July 24th), Hornitos is taking a shot at breaking traditions and encouraging tequila fans to take a modern approach to the holiday with whiskey barrel-aged Hornitos Black Barrel Tequila neat, on the rocks and in unique twists on a Mexican favorite Paloma cocktail rather than traditional margaritas.
- 2 parts Hornitos® Black Barrel® Tequila
- 1 ¼ parts fresh ruby red grapefruit juice
- 1 part fresh lime juice
- ½ part simple syrup
- 1 dash Angostura® bitters
- Basil sprigs
- Grapefruit slice
Preparation: Lightly muddle 2-3 basil sprigs in a shaker. Add remainder of ingredients into the shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a highball glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a basil sprig and grapefruit slice.
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- 1 ½ parts Hornitos® Black Barrel® Tequila
- ¾ part fresh ruby red grapefruit juice
- ¾ part fresh lime juice
- ½ part agave syrup
Preparation: Lightly muddle ¼ grapefruit and 4 slices jalapeño in a shaker. Combine remainder of ingredients into the shaker over ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a grapefruit slice.
Hornitos® Black Barrel® Tequila is a super smooth, triple aged, 100% agave tequila uniquely aged to embark distinct and complex whiskey notes. The tequila starts with 100% agave Hornitos® Tequila, which is aged in traditional American Oak barrels for 12 months. Once the soft, smooth, complex flavor of the Añejo tequila has been achieved, the liquid is placed in deeply charred American Oak barrels for four months to ensure that the tequila breathes through the caramelized layer of sugar, imparting the rich character, golden amber color and smoky notes traditionally found in whiskey. Lastly, the tequila is aged in specially-toasted American Oak barrels for two months to impart a creamier, vanilla character to add depth and complexity to the final spirit. Easy to drink and unforgettably smooth, Hornitos® Black Barrel® Tequila was the most highly awarded tequila of 2016*.
*Based on collective awards won in 16 major spirits competitions in 2016