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Enjoy Memorial Day with Delicious Cocktails from Sauza Tequila

Sauza Cucumber Margarita
Photo: Sauza Tequila

Today is Memorial Day, a popular U.S. holiday and there’s nothing more refreshing than sipping an ice cold margarita on a hot day at the beach, at a park or BBQ’g in your backyard.

Sauza Tequila has cretaed several cocktail recipes that are perfect! They are quick and easy to make so you can get back to enjoying time with friends and family a little faster.

Sauza recently launched a new ready-to-serve for those moments you need a cocktail on short notice. Sauza
Sparkling Margarita features a Sauza Tequila base along with triple sec and delicious flavors like Mango Peach and Wild Berry paired with effervescent bubbles, which makes for a truly unique cocktail tasting experience.

Enjoy these great tasting cocktail recipes from Sauza Tequila:

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Sauza Cucumber Margarita
3Ž4 cup Sauza Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
2 parts JDK & Sons O3 Premium Orange Liqueur
1 medium Cucumber, peeled and sliced
6 parts Fresh Lime Juice
2 parts Simple Syrup

To Make: In a pint glass, muddle together sliced cucumber and Sauza® Blue
Tequila. Let sit in the refrigerator for one hour. Strain the cucumber
Tequila and combine with all ingredients in a pitcher. Stir and serve over
ice. Garnish with reserved cucumber slices and a wedge of lime. (serves 4)

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Sauza Perfect Pear Margarita
8 parts Sauza Blue 100% Silver tequila
8 parts Water
8 parts Pear Juice
1 can Frozen Limeade

To Make: Combine all ingredients in a pitcher and serve over ice with or
without a sugared rim. (serves 9)

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Frozen Cherry Lime Sauza®-Rita
1 can Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
1 bottle Light Beer
1 bottle Cherry Soda
1 can Limeade
3 cups Ice

To Make:
Pour limeade, beer and cherry soda into blender filled with ice. Fill
limeade can with Sauza® Blue Silver Tequila and add to blender. Blend until
smooth and enjoy.

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Below is a video of the famous Sauza lifeguard, who serves up his favorite summer libation, the Sauza Sparkling Margarita.




Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Sauza Sparkling Margarita

Sauza Margarita

This year, Cinco de Mayo will be on Sunday May 5th. Sauza® Tequila has you covered with a variety of cocktail ideas to make your Cinco de Mayo celebration a memorable one. Be sure to use Sauza Sparkling Margarita.

Consider starting your day off with a Sauza Sparkling Margarita at brunch, then try a delicious afternoon cocktail and sip on the Frozen Cherry Lime Sauza-Rita. For a great tasting drink to end your evening, enjoy the Honey Ginger Sauza-Rita.

Sauza Tequila is crafted at the renowned Sauza Distillery in Jalisco, Mexico. The agave plants are put into tequila production within 48 hours of being hand-picked, then milled and steeped prior to cooking in a process called “Fresh Pressed Agave,” resulting in the freshest, natural, crisp agave flavor.

Sauza Tequila just launched Sauza Sparkling Margarita, a refreshing new way to enjoy the authentic taste of a margarita with the unique addition of effervescent bubbles. Now available in three incredible flavors, including Original Lime, Mango Peach and Wild Berry, this fun, ready-to-serve cocktail truly captures the spirit of the traditional margarita paired with a unique twist of flavor.

Below are several great tasting cocktails to enjoy either on Cinco de Mayo or any other occasion.

Frozen Cherry Lime Sauza-Rita
1 can Sauza Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
1 bottle Light Beer
1 bottle Cherry Soda
1 can Limeade
3 cups Ice

To Make:
Pour limeade, beer and cherry soda into blender filled with ice. Fill limeade can with Sauza Blue Silver Tequila and add to blender. Blend until smooth and enjoy.

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Honey Ginger Sauza-Rita
Serves: 9

1 12 oz. can frozen Lemonade
1 12 oz. bottle of Ginger Beer
12 oz. Sauza Blue 100% Agave Silver Tequila
1 can of water
3 tbsp. honey
2 tbsp. Salt

To Make:
Combine lemonade, ginger beer, Sauza Tequila, water and 1 tablespoon of honey in a pitcher filled with ice. Stir well to combine. Rim your cocktail glasses by dipping in remaining 2 tablespoons of honey and then running them through a plate of salt. Serve over ice with a lemon wheel.

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Perfect for Cinco ­de Mayo, Sauza Tequila released their entertaining “Make It With a Lifeguard” video, which demonstrates out the Cherry Lime Sauza-rita. Enjoy!




Celebrate Tax Day with a Relaxing, Refreshing Cocktail

Sauza gold margarita
Sauza® Tequila

Today is when Uncle Sam comes calling and wants his taxes. Monday is Tax Day so why stress out and just enjoy the day with a delicious tasting cocktail.

It doesn’t matter if you’re rushing to meet the tax filing deadline or celebrating a nice refund check, Pucker® Vodka, EFFEN® Vodka and Sauza® Tequila have created three delicious cocktails to ring in the busiest day of the year!

Did you know that Tax Day was ranked the second most stressful day of the year? Just sit back, relax and sip one of these delicious libations instead!

If a blue sky is ahead of you after this tax season, try the EFFEN® Blue Sky Refresher, the perfect blend of spirits and sweetness. If you’re feeling the passion after that big return check, sip on the Pucker Watermelon Passion Spritzer to get you going.

Or, if you struck gold this tax season, celebrate with a Sauza-Gold Margarita! Below are three delicious cocktail recipes to enjoy!

Watermelon Passion Spritzer (Created by Niccole Trzaska, New York City)
Ingredients:
1 1/2 parts Pucker® Watermelon Wow Vodka
1 1/2 parts Passion Fruit Juice
2 1-inch Chunks of Watermelon
Splash Lemon Sour

Watermelon Ball Method: Muddle watermelon chunks in a shaker, add ice and remaining ingredients.
Shake and strain over fresh ice in a highball glass.
Garnish with passion fruit pulp and watermelon ball or chunk.

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EFFEN® Blue Sky Refresher (Created by Matthew Biancaniello, Los Angeles)
Ingredients:
2 parts EFFEN® Vodka
3/4 part Fresh Lime Juice
3/4 part Agave Syrup
1/8 inch Fresh Ginger
5 Fresh Black Berries 2 Fresh Basil Leaves

Method: In a mixing glass, muddle all ingredients except vodka. Add vodka and shake with ice.
Strain into a rocks glass over ice.
Garnish with a basil leaf.

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Sauza® Gold Margarita
Ingredients:
1-1/2 parts Sauza Reposado 100% Agave Tequila
1/2 part John Dekuyper & Sons 03 Premium Orange Liqueur
1/4 cup fresh-squeezed lime juice
1/4 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice
Ice Salt Orange Wedge

Method: In a shaker filled with ice, combine juice, Sauza Reposado and orange liqueur.
Shake vigorously. Strain into a glass with ice and rimmed with salt.
Garnish with an orange wedge.




Tequila Don Julio – Celebrate National Margarita Day in Style

Margarita glass

There’s always reason to celebrate on a Friday and this year you can celebrate while sipping on a margarita … Friday, February 22 is National Margarita Day! The drink so loved and consumed by millions has its own day set aside as February 22 of every year.

The exact individual responsible for creating the classic margarita remains a mystery, although it was sometime during the 1930’s or 1940’s. Later in the 1970’s frozen margaritas were invented when a bartender converted a soft serve ice cream unit into a frozen margarita machine.

Whether your preference is a classic margarita on the rocks or frozen, this sacred tequila, triple sec and lime drink is America’s most popular cocktail. And if flavor is what you desire, you have a variety to choose from.

The more popular flavors include Strawberry Margarita, Mango Margarita, Limeade Margarita, Watermelon Margarita, Pomegranate Margarita, Raspberry Margarita and Blackberry Margarita.

But nothing beats the Tuna* Cooler made with Tequila Don Julio Blanco, fresh lime juice, prickly pear purée and agave syrup created by mixologist Don Lee. Tequila Don Julio Blanco is known for its fresh agave expression and citrus notes, thus, the luxury tequila of choice in Mexico is often called upon to make the ultimate margarita.

Don Lee, a software engineer by trade and documentary photographer by schooling, is now a mixologist by choice. He rose through the ranks and became skilled at mixing cocktails. After spending hours at perfecting a properly-made drink, Lee has created the perfect recipe to celebrate National Margarita Day. So raise your glass and toast to tequila lovers’ favorite holiday.

Tuna* Cooler (Spanish for Prickly Pear)

“This drink is inspired by a soda commonly found in southern California called “Cactus Cooler,” and is a twist on a traditional Margarita with the addition of prickly pear purée to the recipe. This drink is, easy to make yet, unique and delicious, making it the perfect recipe for the novice at-home mixologist looking to celebrate the holiday.”

Ingredients:
– 1 1/2 ounces Tequila Don Julio Blanco
– 1/2 ounce Fresh Lime Juice
– 1/4 ounce Prickly Pear Purée
– 1/4 ounce Agave Syrup

Preparation:
1. Combine Tequila Don Julio Blanco, fresh lime juice, prickly pear purée and agave syrup into a cocktail shaker with ice.
2. Shake well and strain into a coupe glass (salted rim optional).

Ideal Serving Glass:
Coupe glass

Yield:
1 drink, no drink contains more than 0.6 fluid ounces of alcohol

Tequila lovers can also try the great tasting Tequil​a Don Julio 1942




Celebrate National Tequila Day With Tequila Avión

Tequila Avión - Elevated Margarita
Tequila Avión – Elevated Margarita

July 24th is National Tequila Day and award-winning Tequila Avión wants to help you enjoy this summer day.

Tequila has long been a favorite for great tasting cocktails. This spirit continues to rise in popularity around the world. While vodka has declined, 100% agave tequilas are more chic than ever!

When one hears the word – tequila, you logically think of margaritas and shots. But now premium tequila has become the spirit to sip and mixologist’s choice spirit to use in delicious tasting cocktails.

Here are “5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Tequila” from Tequila Avión:
1. Blue weber agave plants only flower once, but when they do they are pollinated by bats
2. Tequila is made from agave which is actually a desert lily
3. The leaves of agave are so sharp that they are used as cutting instruments
4. Margaritas are the number one cocktail in the United States
5. The United States is the largest tequila consuming market (yes, even more than Mexico!)- almost half of which is women

Tequila Avión was a big winner at this year’s San Francisco World Spirits Challenge. They won Best White Spirit (beating all vodkas, gins, rums, and tequilas) plus Best Tequila. Sip and enjoy Tequila Avión Silver, Reposado and Añejo, or go with a classic and make an Elevated Margarita on this fine summer holiday!

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Try this recipe for The Elevated Margarita
Ingredients:
· 2 parts Tequila Avión Silver
· 1 parts Fresh Lime Juice
· ½ part Agave Nectar

Method:
Add all ingredients in shaker.  Shake and strain over fresh ice.




Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the Piña Perfection Margarita

Piña Perfection Margarita - Don Julio Anejo
Piña Perfection Margarita – Don Julio Anejo

The Spring rains keep falling but warmer weather is right around the corner.

As the sunny month of May approaches, it’s a time to enjoy warm weather, friends, and one of the most authentic spirited holidays: Cinco de Mayo.

Celebrate springtime in style and celebrate the Cinco de Mayo holiday by serving the Piña Perfection Margarita.

Piña Perfection Margarita is made with the ultra-premium Tequila Don Julio Añejo, in addition to delicious fresh flavors of lime, pineapple, plus rosemary.

If you enjoy or tequila straight, then forget the cocktail and sip the aged Don Julio Añejo neat and enjoy the delicate notes of cherry and strawberry along with the contrasting taste of spicy vanilla, cinnamon, and black pepper.

Doesn’t matter your choice, you can’t go wrong with great tasting Don Julio Añejo tequila.

Don Julio Añejo tequila is Mexico’s number one selling luxury tequila. Try it and you’ll be sure turn your ordinary celebration into a true fiesta!

Here’s a delicious tequila cocktail recipes to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style!

Piña Perfection Margarita

By Brian Van Flandern, Tequila Don Julio Global Brand Ambassador

 

Ingredients:

1 1/4 ounces Tequila Don Julio Añejo

1/2 ounce fresh lime juice

1 ounce fresh pineapple juice

Fresh rosemary

1/4 ounce simple syrup

Sprig of fresh rosemary for garnish

 

Preparation:

1. Muddle fresh rosemary into a cocktail shaker.

2. Add Don Julio Añejo, fresh lime juice, fresh pineapple juice, and simple syrup into the cocktail shaker.

3. Shake well and strain into a highball glass.

4. Garnish with sprig of fresh rosemary.

 

Ideal Serving Glass:

Highball glass

 

Yield:

1 drink




Dos Lunas Grand Reserve – Luxury Tequila

Tequila is famous around the world for its unique taste and bouquet. It’s also the great mixer used in Margaritas, that have become one of the most popular cocktails ever.

If you thought that tequila was anything but a luxury, then you need to read about this one! El Paso’s Dos Lunas brand is all set to unveil the Dos Lunas Grand Reserve. An aged tequila of 10 years, then carefully poured into hand-blown Baccarat decanters.  The price tag is a staggering $2,500 a bottle.

The officials of the company stated that this extra a’ejo would set a new record in the expanding class of luxury tequila. Richard C. Poe II, owner of Dos Lunas remarked that the company aimed to produce world’s best tequila which included a striking presentation of the drink by its attractive packaging. The company plans to bring out only 1,000 bottles of the lavish drink.




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