National Margarita Day is a Little Healthier This Year with DE-NADA Tequila & Drake’s Organic Perfect Margarita BOXTAIL
Celebrate National Margarita Day using two healthier brands, Drake’s Organic Perfect Margarita BOXTAIL, a premade margarita in a box, and DE-NADA Tequila, an additive free tequila.
DE-NADA Tequila is one of the few Confirmed Additive Free under the auspices of Tequila Matchmaker; conversely, nearly 80% of the tequila brands sold in the U.S. are doctored with additives, which can include sweetening and coloring agents as well as those which a provide an oaky character or silkier mouthfeel. Made by the Vivanco family in Jalisco, Mexico (NOM 1414), DE-NADA Blanco (SRP: $39.00; 40% ABV) is smooth with notes of peach, grapefruit, and peppermint, while the Reposado ($SRP: 43.00; 40% ABV) is silky with notes of almond, cinnamon, caramel, and vanilla. Many top bartenders have already embraced this new entrant; for example, Jillian Vose of The Dead Rabbit (New York, NY) uses DE-NADA Blanco in her signature Margarita; the recipe is below.
by Jillian Vose
2 oz DE-NADA Blanco Tequila
1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
¼ oz Agave Syrup
¾ oz Combier (triple sec)
1 pinch of Kosher salt
Glassware: Old Fashioned Glass
Method: Combine all ingredients into a shaker tin; shake vigorously with ice; then using both fine and Hawthorne strainers, pour the drink into an Old Fashioned glass with a large ice cube.
MEXICO CITY MULE
By Anthony Baker
1 oz DE-NADA Blanco Tequila
0.25 oz Agave Nectar
1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
0.75 oz Ancho Reyes (Ancho)
2 oz Fevertree Ginger Beer
Glassware: Collins Glass
Garnish: Ancho Chili Pepper, Ginger Candy
Method: Combine all ingredients (except Club Soda) into a shaker, add ice and shake for 10 seconds, strain into a tall glass over ice, top with Ginger Beer, garnish with dried ancho chili pepper & ginger candy.
Drake’s Organic Perfect Margarita BOXTAIL is certified USDA Organic, vegan, Non-GMO Project Verified, gluten-free, and OU Kosher. Bringing the convenience of boxed wine to cocktails, the 1.75-liter Perfect Margarita BOXTAIL (SRP: $16.99; 12% ABV) contains 14 cocktails made with only organic tequila, triple sec liqueur, and lime juice. There are no artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners, and in addition to the convenience and long shelf-life of any boxed offering, BOXTAILS are made from recycled paper and each container can be composted or recycled. For a store finder, please click here.
About DE-NADA Tequila
The First Tequila Brand Created by Two Millennial Entrepreneurs!
DE-NADA was born from an epic journey that saw us venture from the streets of New Orleans to the Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico in search of the finest tequila. In a field of blue agave, a family of 5th generation distillers gifted us the perfect drop and we couldn’t wait to share it.
Introducing DE-NADA’s Blanco and Reposado — ideal for cocktails, or sipping straight.
About Drake’s Organic Perfect Margarita BOXTAIL
Our Perfect Margarita is exactly what the name implies, a simple, yet refreshing combination of Drake’s Organic Tequila, triple sec liqueur, fresh lime juice, and citrus juice. Try each natural fruit flavor in the collection, Black Cherry Limeade, Mango Punch, Mojito, and Watermelon Tini.
BOXTAILS are made from eco-friendly recycled paper and each container can be composted or recycled. One recyclable BOXTAIL container is the equivalent to 5 seltzer cans that eventually end up in landfills, making it the more sustainable choice.
For this craft cocktail, just tap the box, and add the rocks.