Thanksgiving Day is just as much about Football as it is Turkey. I don’t know who your favorite team is and it doesn’t even matter. All that matters is that you have the right cocktail(s) in your hand on the big day. Start by putting the Bourbon down and picking up a bottle of Hornitos. But, if you must have whiskey, try the Black Barrel.
Let’s keep it seasonal. Cranberry and Sage. Sound good? Yes! This margarita will be the perfect accompaniment to your holiday spread.
The muddled sage in this cocktail adds a nice savory, herbal flavor to the cocktail that pairs perfectly with the sweet-tart cranberry syrup and the clean and crisp agave flavors of Hornitos Plata.
2oz. Hornitos Plata Tequila
1oz. Fresh Lime Juice
1oz. Cranberry Syrup
3-4 Sage Leaves (Muddled)
2 Dashes of Bitters (Optional, your choice)
1 Cup Unsweetened Cranberry Juice
1 Cup Sugar
1/4 Cup Water
Add the cranberry juice to a sauce pot. Reduce by half and add sugar and water. Heat long enough to dissolve sugar and remove from heat. Let cool and bottle.
*Muddle sage leaves in the bottom of your shaker. Add remaining ingredients and fill with ice. Shake your life away and strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with Sage leaves.
The next drink will get you ready for football watching post turkey. After you’re totally full, stuffed and can’t take another bite, you’ll want to curl up with this cocktail. We’re using a Pumpkin Ale that has some nice baking spice notes to compliment Hornitos Reposado.
We’re dipping into [seasonal] Shandy territory with this cocktail. The perfect sipper for Game/Turkey Day.
2oz. Hornitos Reposado Tequila
1oz. Cinnamon Syrup (Simple syrup with 2 Cinnamon sticks)
1oz. Lemon Juice
2 Dashes Orange Bitters (Optional)
*Add all ingredients minus beer into a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake. Strain into a pint or other beer glass and top with your favorite pumpkin ale.
2 Parts Hornitos® Black Barrel® Tequila
1 Part Pomegranate Juice
1/2 Part Lemon Juice
1/2 Part Simple Syrup
Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake vigorously and strain over fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wedge.
Orange You Thankful:
1 Part Hornitos® Spiced Honey
1 Part Orange Juice
3/4 Part Grapefruit Juice
Top With Tonic
Preparation: Combine all ingredients except tonic in a shaker with ice, shake vigorously, strain over fresh ice and top with tonic. Garnish with an orange peel.
Cheers and Happy Holidays! Be sure to enjoy Hornitos Tequila!