Toast National Tequila Day with these yummy cocktail recipes

The Espaloma, created with Espolon Tequila.

Espaloma 

This is a nod to the popular Paloma made with Espolon Tequila, an authentic tequila with an ultra-cool artistic label and bottle that’s the perfect addition to any bar cart. Espolon and its packaging were inspired by revolutionary Mexican artist Jose Guadalupe Posada, who, through his ground-breaking politically charged art, brought new ways of thinking and spurred change.  

½ oz Lime juice 

2 oz Espolon Tequila 

4 oz Grapefruit soda  

Combine and stir in a highball glass with ice and a salted rim. Garnish with lime. Enjoy!

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The Grand Margarita, created with Espolon Tequila and Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge.

Grand Margarita

This highly refreshing cocktail pairs sour lime with earthy tequila notes, adding Grand Marnier’s cognac and bitter orange flavour for a refined smoothness and a heightened drinking experience. 

1 oz Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge

1 oz Espolon Tequila

¾ oz freshly squeezed lime juice

½ oz agave or simple syrup (to taste)

Ice cubes

Limes to garnish

Fill a wide, shallow dish with 2 to 3 mm of fine salt. Cut a lime in half at the width and rub around half of the rim of a margarita glass. Cut a thin, crosswise slice from one of the lime halves for garnish. Holding glass upside down, dip wet half delicately into the salt. Shake Grand Marnier, Espolon Tequila and lime juice with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into glass and apply lime garnish to rim. 

-recipse courtesy Campari Group

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