Monday, March 31, 2014

Celebrate this Epic Television Premiere Week with Hornitos Tequila

We’re quickly approaching an epic week in television season premieres – Game of Thrones (4/6) and Mad Men (4/13).

We know what we can expect out of these shows; a series of fiery battles, a variety of twists and turns and great drinks. I can’t think of a better way to watch than by sitting back, relaxing, and indulging in one of these Hornitos® series inspired cocktails.

With tensions rising in the Seven Kingdoms, watch as Daenerys and her dragons embark on a journey to claim the Iron Throne as her birthright. Sit back, relax and enjoy the battles ensue right in front of your eyes with this Hornitos® Game of Thrones series-inspired cocktail.

Fire & Ice
·         1 part Hornitos® Plata Tequila
·         1 part concord grape juice
·         ½ part lemon juice
Add ingredients to glass over ice and stir

Knowing the twist, turns and cliffhangers awaiting viewers; we wanted to offer your readers a taste of Don Draper’s favorite cocktail – this time with a twist of our own.

A Black Barrel® Old Fashioned uses the NEW Hornitos® Black Barrel® - this inventive spirit starts as 100% blue agave tequila, which is aged three distinct times to impart flavorful whiskey notes!

Black Barrel® Old Fashioned
·         1 part simple syrup
·         1 ½ parts Hornitos® Black Barrel® Tequila
·         0.5 part amaro
·         2 dashes bitters
·         2 dashes Orange bitters
·         Orange peel
·         Add simple syrup, Hornitos® Black Barrel® Tequila, amaro and bitters together and stir, adding in ice. Strain over fresh ice and garnish with an orange peel.

The Neruda
·         2 parts Hornitos® Black Barrel®
·         1 part sweet vermouth
·         Dash of house bitters
·         Candied habañero
·         Lemon
·         Combine all ingredients into a mixing glass, stir and serve over ice with a lemon twist and garnish with candied habañero. Serve in a rocks glass.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Go Green This Saint Patrick's Day with Beam!

St. Patrick’s Day celebrations have already begun, and the day will be here before we know it! It doesn’t matter if you are Irish or not – everyone looks glam in green on this holiday!

Pot of Gold
  • 1 part Sauza® Blue Reposado 100% Agave Tequila
  • 4 parts limeade
  • 12 parts of your favorite microbrew beer
  • Lemon slice (garnish)

Preparation: Add Tequila and limeade and stir. Fill glass to the top with your favorite microbrew beer. Serve guests the remaining beer on the side. Garnish with lemon slice
A Lucky Kiss
  • 1 part Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
  • ½ part DeKuyper® Melon Liqueur
  • 2 parts limeade
  • Sugar
  • Lemon slice (garnish)

Preparation: In a cocktail shaker filled with ice combine all ingredients and shake to chill. Strain into a cocktail glass filled with ice and rimmed with sugar. Garnish with a lemon slice. Enjoy!

Four Leaf Clover
1 ½ parts Skinnygirl™ Cucumber Vodka
4 mint leaves
1 large basil leaf
1 lime wedge
3 parts soda water
½ tsp agave nectar

Preparation: Squeeze lime wedge into glass. Muddle lime wedge with mint, basil and vodka.  Add ice and top with soda water.  Add agave nectar and stir.  Garnish with mint leaves and enjoy!

Emerald Green Charm
1 ½ parts Skinnygirl™ Bare Naked Vodka
3/4 part apple juice
¼ part agave syrup

Preparation: Stir agave syrup with vodka in the base of a shaker until the agave syrup dissolves.
Add apple juice and shake thoroughly with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with an apple slice.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Celebrate "Fat Tuesday" Guilt-Free with Mardi Gras Inspired Cocktails

Let the good times roll!

Break out your best purple, green, and gold beads…it’s time to celebrate Mardi Gras!! In honor of the big easy, here are some guilt-free cocktails to help you get in the spirit of carnival season.

The Golden Fleur-de-lis
  • 1 ½ parts Skinnygirl™ Bare Naked Vodka
  • ¾ part apple cider
  • ¼ part agave syrup
  • Apple slice for garnish
Preparation: Stir agave syrup with vodka in the base of a shaker until the agave syrup dissolves. Add apple juice and shake thoroughly with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a green apple slice.
Berry Bourbon Street
  • 1 1/2 parts Skinnygirl® Meyer Lemon Vodka
  • Splash of Dekuyper Triple Sec
  • Top with diet lemon-lime soda
  • Raspberries, Cherries and lime slice for garnish
Preparation: Mix ingredients in a glass with ice. Garnish with raspberries, cherries and a lemon.  Enjoy!

Not-So-Fat Tuesday
  • 1 part Skinnygirl™ Tangerine Vodka
  • ½ part grenadine
  • 1 part orange juice
  • Splash of pineapple juice
Preparation: Pour all ingredients in a glass filled with ice and garnish with an orange slice.


Hornitos Mardi Gras Themed Cocktails

While millions of people have the chance to flood the streets of New Orleans for Mardi Gras, not all of us are quite as lucky. For all those who will be celebrating at home, Hornitos® Plata Tequila has you covered.

You can mix up these unique Hornitos® cocktails to cater to all of the excitement of Carnival season in your living room!

Ragin’ Cajun
·         1 part Hornitos® Plata Tequila
·         2 parts lemonade
·         3-4 dashes of green hot sauce
·         Salt/smoked paprika rim

Rim shot glass with salt and smoked paprika. Mix chilled lemonade, chilled Hornitos® Plata and hot sauce in mixing glass and pour into shot glass.

Tequila Tuesday
·         1 part Hornitos® Plata Tequila
·         1 part concord grape juice
·         ½ part lemon juice

Add ingredients to glass over ice and stir.

Hornitos® Plata Tequila Fun Facts: Hornitos® Plata is a premium tequila that isn’t afraid to act like one. It’s made from the flesh of Blue Agave and exudes smoothness with hints of clove and floral spices. The purest of expressions, Hornitos® signature cultivated yeast and sealed production system ensure that Hornitos® Plata retains its unique agave flavor.

Hornitos® Plata Tequila is perfect for those seeking to Grab Life by the Hornitos®!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Oscar-worthy cocktails!

Roll out the red carpet for your Oscars viewing party with award-worthy cocktail recipes by Skinnygirl Cocktails!

The Sparkling Sandra
1 part Skinnygirl™ White Cherry Vodka
4 parts sparkling water
Splash of all natural pomegranate juice

Combine vodka and sparkling water over a glass of ice. Finish with a splash of pomegranate juice and enjoy! 

The Classically Cate
2 parts Skinnygirl™ Prosecco
1 packet of sweetener
1 part soda water
A splash of cherry juice
1 cherry as garnish (optional)

Add all ingredients into a glass.  Stir quickly to mix and enjoy!

The Meryl Mojito
1 part Skinnygirl™ Prosecco
1 part Light Rum
1 tsp. agave nectar
3 parts lime juice
Splash of lime flavored sparkling water
3 sprigs of mint

Shake rum, lemon juice and agave nectar in cocktail shaker with ice. 
Top with Skinnygirl™ Prosecco and pour into tall Collins glass.
Muddle in mint leaves and enjoy!

The Jennifer Juicer
3 parts Skinnygirl™ Prosecco
1 part pomegranate juice

Fill ¼ of a champagne flute with pomegranate juice. Top with Skinnygirl™ Prosecco and enjoy!