Tequila Cocktails for World Cocktail Day

Cinco de Mayo may be over, but tequila can be enjoyed any day of the year! In honor of tomorrow’s World Cocktail Day, we’re “traveling” to Mexico to celebrate the distilled spirit.

The city of Tequila is located in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. This is where the iconic liqueur is made from the blue agave plants. Here are three cocktail recipes from three different tequila brands:

818 Tequila
818 Tequila is Kendall Jenner’s tequila brand, named after its area code 818. Reposado means restful in Spanish, and 818 Reposado is aged in oak barrels for a minimum of two months. According to the brand’s website, this alcohol tastes like “ripe, roasted agave flavor with hints of caramel and vanilla.” Try 818 Coconut Refresher for a light, bubbly cocktail packed with hydrating electrolytes.

818 Refreshing Coconut
2oz. 818 rested
4-6 oz. coconut water
0.75oz. lime juice
Sparkling water

1. In a highball glass filled with ice, add tequila and the desired amount of coconut water.
2. Add lime juice to taste and top up with sparkling water.

Celebrate World Cocktail Day with a tequila cocktail!

Watermelon Margarita Created by East Coast Ambassador. Image courtesy Milagro Tequila

Tequila Milagro
Milagro Silver is a 100% blue agave tequila made by Milagro Tequila. It comes in a bright blue, colorful bottle. A press email describes the flavor as “tastes of fresh agave, citrus and pear.” Online reviewers note that it’s smooth and good for both straight drinking or using as a blender. I recommend using it in this fruity margarita, perfect for summer!

Watermelon Margarita
Created by East Coast Ambassador Manny Pena

2 pieces Milagro Silver
2 parts watermelon juice
1 part lime
½ part agave nectar

Shake and strain over fresh ice into a glass with a salty rim
Add a lime wedge, lime wedge or watermelon triangle to garnish

YaVe Rose Mimosa. Image courtesy YaVe Tequila

YaVe Tequila
YaVe Tequila founder Joe Cruz Jr. launched his the society in 2018. YaVe Tequila Reposado is aged in oak barrels for eight months. According to the company’s website, the Reposado tastes with “an impeccable balance of sweetness and spice, with a long, smooth finish.” YaVe Tequila shared this recipe for a YaVe Pink Mimosa. With just three ingredients, it’s an easy-to-prepare, smooth and lemony cocktail.

YaVe Rose Mimosa
1 oz Tequila YaVe Reposado
2 ounces grapefruit juice
3 ounces of Prosecco or Champagne

Add all the ingredients to a champagne glass and stir. Garnish with a slice of fresh grapefruit and edible flowers!

Guilty Eaters, how are you going to celebrate World Cocktail Day tomorrow? Have you tried any of these tequila brands? Which of these tequila cocktails are you most excited to try?

Freeda S. Scott