Unconventional Drinks Made With Tequila By Brady Bunte

BradyBuntePublished: December 30, 20146 views
Published: December 30, 2014

Unconventional Drinks Made With Tequila By Brady Bunte

When most drinkers hear the word tequila, the first thoughts that enter their minds are shots and margaritas. These are the two main ways by which drinkers enjoy this distinctly Mexican drink. However, just as with many other alcoholic drinks, there are many other ways one can enjoy quality tequila. Brady Bunte recommends that when adding tequila to drink recipes, a person should only ever use 100% agave and not mixtos. Here are a few of Brady Bunte’s top cocktail recipe recommendations.

Veracruzana

Ingredients:
2 parts Tres Sietes Reposado
3/4 part Agave Nectar
1 part Fresh Lime Juice
4 Pineapple Chunks
2 Basil Leaves
Pour the pineapple chunks and basil leaves in a shaker and mix together. Add the remaining ingredients with some ice and shake vigorously. Strain the result into a glass, add more ice cubes and garnish with a piece of pineapple and basil. Brady Bunte recommends this delicious cocktail for summer days when you are looking for something refreshing to drink.

Cherry Smash
Ingredients:
1 part Tres Sietes Silver
1/3 part Orange Liqueur
1/4 part Agave Nectar
2/3 part Fresh Lime Juice
1.5 parts Club Soda
8 Bing Cherries

Pour the tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice and club soda into a cocktail shaker. Crush the cherries with the back of a spoon and add alongside some ice cubes to the shaker. Shake well and strain into glasses. Garnish with a single cherry and serve. Brady Bunte advises that for an extra kick, brandying the cherries is a good idea. Do this the day before by mixing them with cherry brandy and some sugar. Brady Bunte urges leaving them in a bowl at room temperature until you are ready to use. If not using the next day, store in the refrigerator for no more than 2 weeks.

Chocolate Congelado
Ingredients:
1.5 oz. Tres Sietes Anejo
1 oz. Mexican Bitter Chocolate Paste
2 splashes Xocolatl Bitters
1.5 oz. Heavy Cream

Pour the tequila, chocolate paste and Xocolatl bitters into a cocktail shaker topped off with ice cubes. Shake vigorously and strain over ice into a chilled coupe glass. Next, pour the heavy cream and ice cubes into another shaker. Shake as hard as you can to create a bubbly mixture. Carefully pour this over your cocktail with the help of a bar spoon. Garnish with a dash of nutmeg and a cinnamon stick. Brady Bunte recommends this cocktail for those who enjoy a good chocolate fix and want to try something unusual.

Sangre Maria
Ingredients:
2 oz. Tres Sietes Silver
2 oz. Tomato Juice
1 oz. Lemon Juice
0.5 oz Orange Juice
0.5 oz. Pickle Juice
0.5 oz. Red Wine
Bar spoonful of horseradish
4 splashes of Tabasco Sauce
0.5 oz. of Worcestershire Sauce

Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and stir well. Strain into a tall glass filled with ice cubes. Garnish with cayenne salted pickle and a lemon wedge. This is a great alternative for those that enjoy the fiery taste of the Bloody Mary. Brady Bunte suggests simplifying the recipe by substituting all other juices for tomato juice only. Those who find the drink too hot may prefer less Tabasco sauce and horseradish being added.

La Paloma
Ingredients:
2 oz. Tres Sietes Silver or Tres Sietes Reposado
6 oz. Fresh Grapefruit soda
0.5 oz. Lime Juice

Place a few ice cubes in a Collins glass and pour in the tequila and lime juice. Top off with the grapefruit soda. Garnish with a cherry and lemon slice. This refreshing tequila cocktail is very simple to make at home. For the health conscious, Brady Bunte advises using grapefruit juice rather than soda.
These are just a few of a growing number of interesting tequila cocktails fans of the Mexican drink can try. As a connoisseur of Tequila drinks, Brady Bunte encourages people to experiment in ways that help bring out the flavor and aroma of these ingredients.

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