Monday, December 8, 2014

Add Sparkle to Your Holiday and New Year's Eve with Sauza® Tequila

Time to ring in the New Year and toast to a fresh start with a bubbly drink in hand! 

Sauza® Sparkling Margarita is a perfect alternative to champagne and comes in four delicious ready-to-serve flavors- Original Lime, Wild Berry, Mango Peach and Watermelon

Still looking for something to serve at your holiday gathering?  ‘Tis the season to indulge in food, fun and festive cocktails. Spread holiday cheer and salud to these merry recipes below!

From Sparkling Margarita to Mexican Eggnog, Sauza® Tequila will help make your New Year’s Eve and holiday celebration effortless and enjoyable.

Strawberry Sparkler 
·         1 part Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
·         ½ part DeKuyper® Strawberry Liqueur
·         ½ part (chilled) rose champagne
·         ½ part limeade
·         3 strawberries 
·         1 tbsp. sugar
·         1 wedged lime 

Preparation: 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 a frozen strawberry at the bottom of the flute. Open champagne and pour glass approximately 2/3 of the way full. In a shaker filled with ice, combine tequila, limeade, and strawberry liqueur. Shake. Add a squeeze of fresh lime if desired. Top glass with the cocktail and serve immediately.

Mexican Eggnog 
  • 1 part Sauza® Blue Reposado 100% Agave Tequila 
  • 1 part Maker’s Mark® Bourbon
  • 3 parts egg nog 
  • Dash of cinnamon

Preparation: In a shaker filled with ice combine egg nog, tequila and bourbon. Shake to combine and serve chilled with a dash of cinnamon on top.

Chocolate Peppermint Margarita 
  • 1 ½ parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila 
  • ½ part peppermint schnapps
  • 6 parts milk
  • 1 part hot chocolate powder
  • Candy cane 

Preparation: In a shaker filled with ice, combine all ingredients and shake. Pour into your most festive glass and garnish with a candy cane. Enjoy! 

Cranberry Margarita 
  • 1 ½ parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
  • ½ part JDK & Sons™ O3 Premium Orange Liqueur
  • 1 part cranberry puree
  • Sanding sugar for garnish
Cranberry Puree:
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice, about 2 oranges
  • ½ cup sugar 
  • 4 ounce package of fresh cranberries 

To make the cranberry puree: In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the sugar in the orange juice. Add the cranberries and cook over low heat for 10 minutes. Set aside and let it cool. Blend cranberries in a blender, then strain. 

In a shaker add crushed ice, 1 ½ part of Sauza® Blue Silver, ½ part of JDK & Sons™ O3 Premium Orange Liqueur, 1 part cranberry puree and shake to mix. Pour drink into a sugar rimmed martini glass.

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