BoozinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Gear is always looking for more branded clothes for you to add to your collection. Recently PatrÃƒÂ³n Tequila gear joined the list of brands available. As welcome to the new addition I offer the following tequila drink recipes Ã¢â‚¬â€œ all perfect for these hot summer days.
First, naturally, is the margarita:
Sour or Margarita mix
Lemon and/or lime
To make it youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll need to:
Pour 1 Ã‚Â½ oz tequila, Ã‚Â½ oz triple sec, 3 oz of the mix into a shaker with a cup of ice cubes. Reserve a wedge of the citrus for garnish and squeeze the rest into the shaker. Shake well. Salt the rim of your margarita glass, pour in the margarita and ice, garnish and serve.
For a frozen margarita assemble the same ingredients in a blender and blend.
Some variations on the traditional margarita include frozen apple (replace the triple sec and citrus juice with apple brandy and apple sauce and blend), frozen Hawaiian (replace the lemon and lime with strawberries and pineapple and blend) peach (add peach schnapps and peaches), and whatever else you can dream up.
But tequila drinks arenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t limited to margaritas.
Try a paloma. Simply add 2 oz. blanco or reposada tequila, ice, 6 oz. grapefruit juice, and Ã‚Â½ oz lime juice to a Collins glass. Top with a splash of club soda and youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got a great thirst quencher.
Then thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the classic tequila sunrise with 4 oz of orange juice, 2 oz of tequila, Ã‚Â½ oz of grenadine. Mix the juice and tequila with ice cubes in a highball glass. Then carefully pour the grenadine on top for the sunrise effect. Garnished with an orange slice and maraschino cherry this is a dramatic and tasty drink.
But thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s really a lot of trouble, isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t it. How about some simple tequila shots? OK, everyone together now:
Lick, Shoot, Suck!