I’m a big fan of summery cocktails, especially ones that have a lot of fruit, flavor and character. Tequila is a popular cocktail choice but hasn’t been my favorite in general due to its strength. I searched for the purest, finest kind and came across this brand, which changed my mind about the spirit. I sat down and chatted with the Casamigos Blanco Tequila experts who walked us through the process used to make tequila, how it’s used and the best way to use it for cocktails. If you don’t already know this, Casamigos Blanco is currently a popular Tequila due the quality and purity- currently, the fastest growing Tequila brand by far. Resting the tequila for 2 months, it gives the beverage crispy, clean hints of citrus, vanilla and sweet agave, with a long smooth finish. This tequila was created by by George Clooney & Rande Gerber, in the hunt for something remarkably good. While developing the product, they were quite particular about the source from which they derive the Blue Weber Agave, specialty yeast and distilling process- hence making it easy for people like me to enjoy it, without the need for salt or lime!
Their team provided us with several cocktail recipes and we knew the following three would be perfect to celebrate your 4th of July. And so we share the recipes, enjoy:
The Independence Day
- 1 Liter Casamigos Blanco
- 17 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
- 17 Strawberries (not including strawberries for garnish)
- 17 Whole Blackberries (not including blackberries for garnish)
- 10 oz. Sugarcane Syrup (Simple Syrup)
Peel and slice kiwis into cubes, blend strawberries and kiwis until liquefied. Strain into punch bowl. Add other ingredients and stir in 3-4 medium scoops of block ice and cool. Garnish with blackberries and thin strawberry slices. Stir before each serving.
The Blackberry Ginger Smash
- 2 oz. Casamigos Blanco
- 1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
- .5 oz. Sugarcane Syrup
- .5 oz. Elixir G Ginger Syrup
- 4 Blackberries
Combine all ingredients into tin shaker, muddle blackberries and add ice. Shake vigorously for 8-10 seconds. Fine strain into rocks glass. Add fresh ice and garnish with 2 blackberries and candied ginger through skewer with thyme sprig.
The Casa Shirley
- 2 oz. Casamigos Blanco
- 4 oz. Lemon Lime Soda
- Grenadine drizzle
Combine Casamigos Blanco and lemon-lime soda into collins glass and add regular ice. Top off with a dome of crushed ice drizzled with grenadine over top. Garnish with an orange wedge and cherry.