At-Home Cocktails to Enjoy this Memorial Day from Hornitos Tequila
Memorial Day is right around the corner, and while this year’s celebrations will look different while we practice safe social distancing from home, Hornitos Tequila wants to enjoy your time with a drink in hand. Whether you prefer to sit on the deck in the sun with a Blueberry Mint Smash or grill in your backyard with a Grilled Grapefruit Paloma, these recipes are perfect for the weekend.
Blueberry Mint Smash
- 1 ½ parts Hornitos® Black Barrel® Tequila
- ½ part fresh lime juice
- ½ part simple syrup
- Mint sprigs
Preparation: Lightly muddle 6-8 blueberries and 3-5 mint leaves in a shaker. Add remainder of ingredients into the shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a julep cup over crushed ice. Garnish with a mint sprig and blueberries.
Grilled Grapefruit Paloma
- 2 parts Hornitos® Plata Tequila
- 1 part fresh lime juice
- ¾ part ginger sage syrup
- 2 dashes Angostura® bitters
- Top with grapefruit beer (appx. 1 part)
- Sage sprigs
Preparation: Combine equal parts sugar and water with 1 ginger slice and 4 sage sprigs and bring to a boil to create ginger sage syrup. Allow the mixture to cool, combine all ingredients except grapefruit beer in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain the mixture into a highball glass filled with ice and top with grapefruit beer. Garnish with a grilled grapefruit slice.
Always a Shot Worth Taking – Hornitos
Hornitos® was boldly born in 1950 in honor of Mexican Independence Day. It all began in Jalisco, Mexico with our founder, Don Francisco, a man who wasn’t shy about taking chances to make great tequila. From creating Reposado before it was even a word, to revolutionizing the agave cooking process, to standing up to the Mexican government and setting new standards for tequila. Since then, it has become our tradition to break tradition, all in the name of bettering tequila.