Tequila Don Julio Mixes Your Drinks for the Summer

Style News Wire | 4/17/2008, 6:11 p.m.
Agave Gingerita By Brian Van Flandern Mixologist, Global Brand Ambassador Tequila Don Julio

By Brian Van Flandern

Mixologist, Global Brand Ambassador Tequila Don Julio

Ingredients:

1 ounces Don Julio Blanco

¼ ounce Grand Marnier®

1 ounce Fresh Lime Juice

¾ ounce Ginger-root Infused Simple Syrup*

1 Egg White

Lime Wedges

*To create Simple Syrup:

1. Bring 1 part water to a boil and dissolve 2 parts sugar into boiling water.

2. Once the sugar is dissolved completely, remove the pan from the heat.

3. Allow to cool completely.  Can be prepared one day ahead.

Preparation:

1. Finely chop ginger root and place in a mesh strainer.  Pour simple syrup over the top and muddle the ginger through the strainer creating a concentrated ginger-simple syrup.

2. Mix Tequila Don Julio Blanco, Grand Marnier, fresh lime juice, cane sugar simple syrup and egg white in a cocktail shaker.  Shake well.

3. Fill a rocks glass with ice.  Pour contents from shaker into glass.  Garnish with lime wedge.

Ideal Serving Glass:

Rocks Glass

Yield:

1 drink

Jalisco Sidecar

By Duggan McDonnell, Cantina, San Francisco

Ingredients:

1 1/2 ounces Tequila Don Julio Añejo

1 1/2 ounce Grand Marnier®

1 ounce fresh lemon juice

3 dashes orange bitters

Ice cubes

Lemon twist for garnish

Preparation:

1. Add Tequila Don Julio Añejo, Grand Marnier, fresh lemon juice, orange bitters and ice into a cocktail shaker.  Shake well.

2. Strain ingredients into rocks glass and garnish with lemon twist.

Ideal Serving Glass:

Rocks glass

Yield:

1 drink

Hibiscus Highball

By Duggan McDonnell, Cantina, San Francisco

Ingredients:

9 ounces Tequila Don Julio Blanco

4 1/2 ounces Grand Marnier®

6 ounces hibiscus punch (*see below for recipe)

4 1/2 ounces pineapple juice

4 1/2 ounces orange juice

Citrus wheel for garnish

Pineapple fronds for garnish

Ice

Preparation:

1. Add Tequila Don Julio Blanco, Grand Marnier, hibiscus punch, pineapple juice and orange juice to pitcher.  Stir 30 times.

2. Add ice and stir 30 times.

3. Garnish with citrus wheels and pineapple fronds.

4. Pour contents evenly into 6 rocks glasses.

Ideal Serving Glass:

Rocks glass

Yield:

6 drinks