It’s National Tequila Day. Anyone who knows me knows of my love and appreciation of tequila – especially top notch reposados and ańejos. Friends joke and often covet the collection. I am a sipper, but a good cocktail is also a great way to enjoy tequila.
Today I give you two new, but similar cocktails, of my creation. Both are made with tequila and orange juice, both cold and refreshing.
Tequila on the Green
In a tall Collins glass with ice
1 ½ ounces good reposado tequila
A splash of triple sec
2 ½ ounces pulp free orange juice
Stir together, then gently pour in
1 ounce Creme de Menthe
Don’t worry if it comes out green; it’s still a very tasty cocktail.
Peppermint Tequila Frappé
Makes 2 generous cocktails
You will need two large margarita glasses and salt for the rim
Rub the rims with lime and salt the rims; set aside
In a blender combine:
4 ounces orange juice
½ ounce lime juice
3 ounces good tequila( silver or reposado)
2 ounces peppermint schnapps
About 1 ½ cups of ice
Whizz this up until smooth and frothy.
Pour into glasses and garnish with fresh peppermint leaves.