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Hamptons Summertime Sips: Six National Tequila Day Drinks

Nicole Barylski

Blueberry Margarita. (Courtesy Photo)

Tequila is definitely one of our favorite summer spirits, so in honor of National Tequila Day (on Friday, July 24th), here are a few seasonal sips. Since there are six options, you might just have to try a different one daily.

1. Partida Raspberry Collins:

 • 1 3/4 oz. Partida Blanco Tequila
 • 3/4 oz. fresh Lemon Juice
 • 3/4 oz. Partida Organic Agave Nectar (Cut 50/50 with water)
 • 8 to 10 Raspberries
 • Lemon Twist

Directions: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain over fresh ice into a highball glass. Top with sparkling water or club soda. Garnish with a lemon twist and 3 raspberries on a pick.

Partida Raspberry Collins. (Courtesy Photo)


Cruz Old Fashioned. (Courtesy Photo)

2. Cruz Old Fashioned:

 • 2 parts Cruz Reposado Tequila
 • 1/2 part Simple Syrup
 • 2 dashes Peychaud's Bitters
 • 2 dashes Orange Bitters
 • 1 slice Orange rind
 • 1 slice Grapefruit rind

Directions: Combine all ingredients except rinds with ice and stir for 40 seconds. Garnish with an orange and grapefruit rind.

3. Tequila Sour:

 • 1 1/4 parts Hornitos Black Barrel Tequila
 • 1/4 part Agave
 • 1/2 part Lemon Juice
 • Lemon wedge

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake vigorously and strain over fresh ice. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Tequila Sour. (Courtesy Photo)


4. Coco Paradiso:

 • 1 1/2 oz. 1800 Coconut
 • 1/2 oz. White Creme de Cacao
 • 1/2 oz. fresh Lime Juice
 • 1 1/2 oz. Unsweetened Passion Fruit Juice (Ceres)
 • Pinch of Finely Ground Coffee (for garnish)
 • Lime slice (for garnish)

Directions: Combine all in a shaker and shake with one cube to mix. Strain into a Hurricane Glass and fill with ice, gently swizzling to fully chill the glass. To garnish, add a pinch of ground coffee on top and slice of lime.

CCoco Paradiso. (Courtesy Photo)


5. Blueberry Margarita:

 • 1/2 parts Sauza Signature Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
 • 1/4 part JDK & Sons O3 Premium Orange Liqueur
 • 1/4 pint Blueberries
 • 1/4 part Agave Nectar (or 1/2 teaspoon Sugar)
 • Juice of 3/4 Lime

Directions: Wash your blueberries, reserving a few for garnish. In a shaker, muddle together blueberries and agave or sugar. Strain through a sieve into a Mason Jar over ice, rimmed with sugar or salt. Add the remaining ingredients and enjoy.

Lil Mizz Sunshine. (Courtesy Photo)


6. Lil Mizz Sunshine: (Created by Rosie Ruiz of Cole's in Los Angeles)

 • 6 oz. Roca Patrón Reposado
 • 2 oz. Patrón Citrónge Mango
 • 3 oz Orange/Chamomile Tea-Infused Sweet Vermouth
 • 3 oz. Lime Juice
 • 10 White Sugar Cubes
 • 6 oz. Club Soda

Directions: Muddle sugar cubes with lime juice, Stir all ingredients (except for club soda) with ice. Strain over 1 large block of ice. Add club soda, and garnish with orange wheels and edible flowers.

Orange Chamomile infused sweet vermouth:
 • 5 tsp Orange Chamomile Tea Leaves
 • 750ml Dolin Sweet Vermouth

Directions: Infuse tea in vermouth for 2 hours. After 2 hours, strain out tea and refrigerate.



Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski




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