3 Tequila Cocktails to Kick Off Thirsty Thursday

September 11, 2014

If you are getting started on your weekend early this week, consider sipping on one of these fabulous tequila cocktails.  If you like something a little hot and spicy, try the Spicy Sauza-Rita - a cocktail spiked with hot sauce and garnished with chili powder.  The mango margarita is sweet with a burst of tropical fruit flavor while the strawberry sparkler is light and refreshing.  

Marvelous Mango Margarita

1 part Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
1/2 part JDK & Sons™ O3 Premium Orange Liqueur
1/2 large ripe mango
2 parts fresh orange juice
2/3 part lime juice
1/2 part simple syrup
4 parts ice  

Peel, seed and chop your mango. If you have time you can freeze your prepared mango at this point. Otherwise, put all ingredients except for the ice into your blender and blend until smooth. Then add the ice. Pour the margarita into a glass and enjoy!

Spicy Sauza-Rita

1 part Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
2 parts beer
1 part frozen limeade concentrate
1 part water
A dash of hot sauce Sugar (for garnish)
Salt (for garnish)
Red pepper (for garnish)
Chili pepper (for garnish)

In a glass, combine all ingredients. Chill and serve in glasses rimmed with sugar, salt and red pepper. Garnish with a chili. Enjoy! 

Strawberry Sparkler
1 part Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
1/2 part DeKuyper® Strawberry Liqueur
1/2 part (chilled) rose champagne
1/2 part limeade
3 strawberries
1 tbsp. sugar
1 lime wedge

Wash, stem, quarter and freeze strawberries for at least 1 hour (can be done the day ahead). Run a wedge of lime around the rim of your champagne flute and dip in a plate of sugar to coat rim. Place 3 frozen strawberries in the bottom of the prepared flute. Pour champagne into the glass. In a shaker filled with ice, combine tequila, limeade, and strawberry liqueur. Shake and pour into glass. Add a squeeze of fresh lime if desired and serve immediately.

*All recipes are courtesy of Sauza Tequila

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