Kick Up Your Taco Tuesday

When you’re looking for a good cocktail to go along with your tacos, there’s more than just the go to good choice of margaritas. Go ahead and try one of these four recipes tonight.

taco tuesday

Tequila Old Fashioned

What You Need
1 tsp. agave nectar
2 slices blood orange, plus peel for garnish
3 oz. reposado tequila, such as Milagro
1-2 dashes bitters

Directions
Muddle agave and orange slices in a cocktail shaker, then add tequila and ice. Stir until well-chilled and strain into an old fashioned glass filled with ice. Add bitters and garnish with orange peel.


Texas Mule

What You Need
2 oz vodka
2 jalapeño slices
Ginger beer

Directions
Muddle jalapeño slices in a glass. Add ice to the glass, followed by vodka, and top with ginger beer. Stirred, not shaken.


Mexican Martini

What You Need
a half cup of ice
1.5 ounces of vodka
1.5 ounces orange liqueur
1.5 ounces orange juice
1.5 ounces lemon juice
1.5 ounces lime juice

Directions
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Shake well, then strain into a martini glass and garnish with a fresh orange, lime, or lemon wedge (your choice).


Margarita

When you’re going for the old standard, it’s best to do it right and go top shelf all the way.

What You Need
2 oz top shelf tequila
1 oz Grand Marnier or Cointreau
2 oz orange juice
1 oz lime juice
Kosher Salt
Ice

Directions
Salt the rim of your (hopefully chilled) glass, add all liquids to your tumbler with the ice, shake the bejesus out of it, and strain into your glass. You can garnish this with oranges or limes, and the fresher the juice, the more delicious the drink.

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