• Nick Veale

1, 2, 3 Tequila Cocktails

Here we go again and it's getting serious now! It's tequila time.


Don't tell me you don't drink tequila. That bottle with the little red sombrero doesn't count.


So grab yourself a bottle of 100% agave tequila, either Blanco or Reposado will work and settle into some of these.


In my experience, you can't buy decent Tequila in Australia for under $50 unless there's some kind of offer happening. For mixing purposes and in the $50-55 price range I would recommend el Jimador, Espolon or Jose Cuervo Traditional (not to be confused with Jose Cuervo Especial, which is another bottle that haunts many teenage dreams)


When it comes to choosing between Blanco and Reposado, you can get either or both. Blanco is unaged straight out for the still so it has a little more of that raw "tequila-ish" taste, Reposado has sat un a barrel for a few months which softens up the flavours a little. They will both work well in cocktails each bringing slightly different elements to the drink. If you're trying to learn to drink tequila I'd suggest buying Reposado as its a little less harsh.


1

Tommy's Margarita

Glass: Rocks

Method: Shake and strain

Ice: Cubed

Garnish: Dehydrated lime slice

Ingredients

60ml Tequila

30ml Lime Juice

15ml Agave Syrup

Add all of the ingredients to your shaker and shake for 8-10 seconds.

Fine strain into a short glass over fresh ice.

2

El Diablo

Glass: Rocks

Method: Stir and Strain

Ice: Large Cube

Garnish: Flamed Orange Zest

Ingredients

45ml Tequila

15ml Cassis

15ml Lime Juice

Top w/ Ginger Beer

Add the first three ingredients to your shaker and quickly shake for 5 seconds before straining into a tall glass over fresh ice. Top up with Ginger Beer


Debbie, Don't

Glass: Coup/ Martini

Method: Shake and strain

Ice: None

Garnish: None

Ingredients

30ml Tequila

30ml Amaro Averna

22ml Lemon Juice

15ml Maple Syrup

Add all of the ingredients to your shaker and shake for 8-10 seconds.

Fine strain into a chilled coup.


3

Dried Meadow Flower


Glass: Highball

Method: Shake and strain

Ice: Cubed

Garnish: Dehydrated Lemon Slice

Ingredients


45ml Tequila

30ml St Germain Liqueur

15ml Suze

15ml Lemon Juice

Top w/ Soda

Add all of the ingredients to your shaker and shake for 8-10 seconds. Strain into a tall glass over fresh ice and top up with soda water.

Word by word

Glass: Nick & Nora Glass/ Coup

Method: Shake and Fine strain

Ice: None

Garnish: Mint leaf

Ingredients

5 Mint leaves

30ml Tequila

20ml Yellow Chartreuse

15ml Suze

15ml Lemon Juice

Add all of the ingredients to your shaker and shake for 8-10 seconds.

Fine strain into a small coup.

Oaxaca Old Fashioned

Glass: Rocks

Method: Stir and Strain

Ice: Large Cube

Garnish: Flamed Orange Zest

Ingredients

45ml Tequila

15ml Mezcal

7ml Agave Syrup

2 Dash Angostura Bitters

Add all of the ingredients to your Stirring glass and stir until chilled. Strain over a large Ice cube. Light a match and holding it over the glass, spray the oil from your orange zest through the flame before adding to your drink.


Here's to another week of lockdown!


Cheers!


Nick

#keepcalmandcocktail

#drinkbetter

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