To commemorate National Tequila Day here at DSC, we’ve four classically inspired concoctions, from four staples of Tequila distillation.

Following the success of June’s 4 guest Gin cocktails for World Gin Day, why not do the same for Tequila?

Like the Gin drinks, each drink this month is from a different distillery but unlike the Gin ones, they are all from the same country, Mexico. Enable to call a spirit tequila it must be distilled with Blue Agave and must be from the Tequila region in Mexico in the state of Jalisco.

 

HACIENDA – TEQUILA HERRADURA

Tequila Herradura was founded by Félix López in 1870. It remained within his family for 125 years and still produces tequila in the Amatitán, Jalisco region of Mexico today.

Herradura Anejo, Byrrh, Rittenhouse 100, Agave Syrup, Jerry Thomas Bitters

 

TOMMY’S MARGARITA – TEQUILA FORTALEZA

Tequila Fortaleza is only a shade over 10 years old but has 140 years of history behind distilling tequila. They use the same copper pot stills that were built more than 100 years ago.

Fortaleza Reposado, Lime & Agave

 

BEYOND THE ROCKS – TEQUILA TAPATIO

Don Felipe Camarena’s family distillery was destroyed and left derelict in the Mexican Revolution. In 1937 he opened La Alteña Distillery in 1937 who now produces Tequila Tapatio that we know today.

Tapatio Blanco, Cherry Herring, Pink Grapefruit, Dubonnet Rogue & Pimento Dram

 

CADAVRE EXQUIS – TEQUILA ARETTE

Tequila Arette is named after a horse of the Orendain family called Arete who won Olympic Gold in Jumping. The family named the brand Arette to celebrate this achievement.

Arette 50%, Italicus Rosalio Di Bergamotto, Cocchi Americano, Citrus & Absinthe