Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kickoff to summer all across the land. If you're like many of our readers, cocktails are just one of the many components to your long weekend celebrating. Whether you like unaged or aged tequilas, there’s a simple recipe for everyone to make with Santera Tequila: the brand new line of 100% blue agave tequilas that are expertly distilled and aged and wonderful sipped neat, on the rocks or in your favorite tipple.
If you like silver tequilas
Santera Blanco Santera Margarita (top right) nothing shows off a blanco tequila like the classic margarita. Refreshing, cold and a perfect blend of sweet and tart in a glass.
- Spicy salt rim, optional.
- 2 parts Santera Blanco Tequila
- 3/4 parts Fresh Lemon and Lime juice
- 3/4 parts Agave Syrup
Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice and garnish with a lime wheel.
If you like a bit of aging
Santera Reposado Mustache Tickler (middle right) this cocktail has a bit of spice, so depending on your tolerance for heat, add as little or as much Sriracha Sauce as you like!
- 2 parts Santera Reposado
- 3/4 parts Fresh Lemon Juice
- 3/4 parts Honey Syrup
- 1/4 parts Sriracha Sauce
Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice and garnish with a lemon wheel.
If you like your tequilas like whiskey
Santera Añejo El Anticuado (bottom right) Santera Añejo is aged up to 3 years, with a bit of extra añejo tequila added to the final blend to round out the full flavors of this spirit. Try it in your favorite whiskey cocktail like the one below or try it neat.
- 2 parts Santera Anejo Tequila
- 1 Sugar cube
- 5 drops Bittercube Bolivar Bitters
- Large Orange Twist
In a rocks glass, muddle sugar cube and bitters. Add 1 large ice cube, tequila and stir until very cold. Express an orange twist over the glass and rim and garnish.
For more information about Santera Tequila, please visit their website, Facebook page or Twitter feed. As always, please celebrate responsibly and stay safe this holiday weekend!