Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Take the Leap with Sauza 901 Cocktails!

Leap Day occurs once every four years, so this February 29th is the perfect time to take the “leap” and try something new and out of the ordinary!

Raise a glass with these cocktails guaranteed to make your extra 24 hours memorable! 

El Americano
·         2 parts Sauza® 901® Tequila
·         ½  part dry vermouth 
·         Dash hot sauce
·         Cocktail onions for garnish 
Preparation: Combine Sauza® 901® Tequila and dry vermouth and stir over ice in mixing glass. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Add single drop of hot sauce. Garnish with skewered cocktail onions.

El Bulevar
·         2 parts Sauza® 901® Tequila
·         1 part sweet vermouth
·         ½ part Aperol® Aperitif
·         ½ part Campari® Liqueur
·         2 dashes Angostura® orange bitters
Preparation: Combine all ingredients in mixing glass over ice and stir. Garnish with orange twist.

All recipes were created by Sauza® 901® mixologist, Eddy Buckingham.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Award-Worthy Snacks and Sips for the Oscars from Skinnygirl

While you’re watching the Oscar nominees walk the red carpet, celebrate the glitz and glam over drinks and everyone’s favorite movie snack – popcorn! 

Prepare your acceptance speech when your guests nominate you for “Best Cocktail” after serving up some delicious nominee inspired sips with the recipes below. 

While rooting for your favorite stars, make your guests feel like VIPs with fabulous wine and popcorn pairings:

·       Pair buttered popcorn with Skinnygirl Chardonnay 
o   Why it works: The light finish and crisp acidity of Chardonnay pairs well with classic butter popcorn.

·       Pair white cheddar popcorn with Skinnygirl Pinot Noir 
o   Why it works: The flavors of dark cherry, toasted oak and vanilla in Pinot Noir bring out the hint of white cheddar in the popcorn.

·       Pair Skinnygirl Cabernet Sauvignon with grape popcorn 
o   Why it works: The bright aroma of dark berries in Cabernet Sauvignon will enhance the grape flavor of this unique twist on traditional popcorn. 

·       Pair Skinnygirl Moscato with spicy chipotle popcorn 
o   Why it works: The light effervescent taste with notes of pear, peach and mango in Moscato tone down the firey kick of spicy chipotle popcorn.

·       Pair Skinnygirl Pinot Grigio with jalapeño popcorn

o   Why it works: The sweet notes of Pinot Grigio bring out the mild mix of spice and salt in the jalapeño popcorn.

Best Picture Punch 
·         1 part Skinnygirl® Bare Naked Vodka
·         3 parts cranberry juice
·         1 part grapefruit juice
·         Grapefruit twist for garnish 

Preparation: Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and pour over ice. Garnish with a grapefruit twist.

Big Screen Sipper 
·         2 parts Skinnygirl®  Tangerine Vodka
·         2 parts soda water
·         Splash of grenadine 
·         Fresh cherries
·         Orange for garnish

Preparation: Mix all ingredients except soda water and pour over ice. Add cherries, top with soda water and garnish with orange.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Sweet or Sour: Cocktail Recipes to Express How You Really Feel About V-Day

Whether you choose a romantic night in or a night out for a singles celebration with your best friends, these Sauza® 901® Tequila cocktails will help set the mood and get the night started.  

Here are two sweet recipes for a night in with your S.O., and a bitter recipe for the perfect anti-Valentine’s Day night out with friends. Happy Valentine's Day, y'all!

All recipes were created by Sauza® 901® mixologist, Eddy Buckingham.

Rosa Tequila Spritz
·         2 parts Sauza® 901® Tequila
·         2 parts pomegranate juice
·         1 part lemon juice
·         1 part simple syrup
·         Splash Aperol® Aperitif
·         Splash club soda
Preparation: Combine all ingredients excluding Aperol® Aperitif and club soda in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Strain over ice into a tall glass. Top with club soda and a splash of Aperol® Aperitif.

Sweet Señorita
·         2 parts Sauza® 901® Tequila
·         1 part lemon juice
·         ½ part agave syrup
·         5 raspberries 
·         5 basil leaves
·         Splash club soda
·         Balsamic vinegar
Preparation: Muddle raspberries and basil in mixing glass. Add Sauza® 901® Tequila, agave syrup and lemon juice. Shake vigorously over ice. Strain into ice filled highball glass. Top with club soda and a drop or two of balsamic vinegar. Garnish with basil sprig.

·         2 parts Sauza® 901® Tequila 
·         1 part vanilla liqueur
·         ½  part agave syrup
·         Stout beer
Preparation: Shake Sauza ®901® Tequila, vanilla liqueur and agave syrup over ice in cocktail glass. Strain into chilled highball glass and top with stout beer.