We continue our Lobos 1707 Bartender Challenge with 10 new cocktails to count down to National Tequila Day.

100 bartenders from the Chilled 100 stepped up to the challenge proposed by Lobos 1707 Tequila–mix up a totally unique cocktail using their line of fabulous tequila. Each bartender brought their best game, creating a dramatic range of cocktails.

Check out the next ten cocktails!

Sin Fronteras (Without Borders)

By Brad Coburn / Tampa

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Lobos 1707 Joven Tequila
  • 1/2 oz. Manzanilla Sherry
  • 1/2 oz. Fresh Pressed Lemon
  • 1 oz. Salted Tonic Syrup*
  • dash Tonic Bitters

Preparation: Combine all ingredients into a shaking tin and shake until properly chilled. Pour into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the zest of an orange and smacked thyme sprig. Garnish with orange zest and a fresh thyme spring.

Salted Tonic Syrup*

Combine 100g Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic (or other carbonated tonic), 100g granulated sugar, 1g salt, and 1 barspoon of Salers aperitif (or other gentian aperitif) into a high powered. blender and dissolve.


Rebecca Wurster – Lobos Swizzle

Lobos Swizzle

Lobos Swizzle

By Rebecca Wurster / Detroit (Johnny Prepolec’s Beverage manager)

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. Lobos 1707 Joven Tequila
  • 1/2 oz. Fresh Lime
  • 1/2 oz. Demerara Syrup
  • 1/2 oz. Raspberry liqueur
  • large pinch of mint leaves

Preparation: Build in 16 oz Collins glass and top with crushed ice. Swizzle cocktail to incorporate the flavors. Top with more crushed ice and form a dome on top of glass. Garnish with mint sprig and Angostura bitters.


Paul Compagnon - The Los Lobos Freeze

The Los Lobos Freeze

The Los Lobos Freeze

By Paul Compagnon / St. Augustine/Jax

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Lobos 1707 Joven Tequila
  • 1 oz. Mango Habanero Shrub
  • 3/4 oz. Pineapple Juice
  • 1/4 oz. Lime Juice

Preparation: Blended with 1 cup Ice and half a can of Red Bull. Garnished with Charred Pineapple and Mint Sprig. in a stemmed pilsner glass.


Lebron’s Secret Stuff

By Solomon Sohn / Tampa

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Lobos 1707 Joven Tequila
  • 1/2 oz. Green Chartreuse
  • 1/2 oz. Blue Curaçao
  • 1/2 oz. Coconut Water
  • 1/2 oz. Lime Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Orange Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Cream of Coconut
  • 1 Mango Peppercorn Shrub*
  • Angostura Bitters Top
  • Crushed ice garnished with hibiscus bloom

Preparation: Put all ingredients (except bitters) in a mixing tin and shake with ice. Fill a goblet snifter with crushed ice and double strain cocktail over. Top the glass with more crushed ice and create a dome. Top with bitters and garnish with Hibiscus flower.

*Mango Peppercorn Shrub

Macerate ripe mango with sugar (equal parts by weight). Once a syrup consistency begins with the sugar add in ½ the weight (of the mango and sugar mix) champagne vinegar. Blend it until it is completely smooth and bottle.


Sebastian Zydek - Summer Love

Summer Love

Summer Love

By Sebastian Zydek / Denver

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Lobos 1707 Joven Tequila
  • 1/2 oz. Cointreau
  • 1 oz. Lemon Juice
  • 2 dashes of Orange Bitters

Preparation: Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake. Then strain into a Collins glass that has been painted on the inside with Blueberry paint (reduction) add fresh ice into the glass and server or enjoy!

*Blueberry Paint Recipe

1 pint of blueberries rinsed and dried. Toss blueberries into a small Sauce pan with 10 grams of sugar and a 1tsp of water. Put sauce pan on heat source and let it simmer/reduce for 30 mins or until consistency is thick and jam like. Then fine strain blueberry skins and pulp. Cool in fridge and then it’s ready for use!


Tony Finotti - Mango Sunset

Mango Sunset

Mango Sunset

By Tony Finotti / Tampa

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Lobos 1707 Joven Tequila
  • 1/2 oz. Lime Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Agave Nectar
  • 1/2 medium sized mango
  • 1/4 oz. Apertivo
  • Mango slice for garnish
  • Pinch of Tajin

Preparation: Pull a mango off your tree or your neighbors’ tree if you’re a lucky one… Muddle mango in mixing tin, add lime juice, agave nectar, Lobos 1707  Joven tequila. Add ice and shake. Strain all ingredients into a glass with crushed ice and top with Apertivo. Add Mango slices for garnish and a pinch of Tajin.


Steven Hirshauer - LBJ Cocktail

LeBron James Cocktail

LBJ cocktail – Lobos 1707 Joven cocktail: Aka LeBron James Cocktail

By Steven Hirshauer / San Diego

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Lobos 1707 Joven Tequila
  • 1 oz. Triple Sec
  • 1/2 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1/2 oz.  Fresh Mango Watermelon Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Hibiscus Syrup
  • 1/4 oz. Ginger Liqueur
  • 1/4 oz. PX Sherry

Preparation: Rim with tajin and a 1/4 tsp in the cocktail. Mix ingredients over ice in shaker, strain into martini/fancy margarita glass. Garnish with watermelon and mango slices.


Lady Kiss

By Sahiyyah Idden /Atlanta

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Lobos 1707 Joven Tequila
  • 1 1/2 oz. Fresh Watermelon
  • 1 oz. Lime
  • 1 oz. Red Pepper Syrup*

Preparation: Shake with ice and strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

*Red Pepper Syrup

1/2 large red bell pepper seeded. Chop and blend with 1/3 cup water. Fine strain into pot and add 1/3 cup sugar. Simmer until sugar dissolves, cool, and bottle.


Gabriel Benavides - When Doves Cry

When Doves Cry

When Doves Cry

By Gabriel Benavides / Miami

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz. Lobos 1707 Joven Tequila
  • 1 1/2 oz. Grapefruit Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Vanilla Ginger Peppercorn Shrub
  • 1/2 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • Egg White
  • Pink Himalayan Salt Rim

Preparation: Shake liquid ingredients hard with ice. Restrain into tin and dump ice to shake again (reverse dry shake). Strain into cocktail glass rimmed with Pink Himalayan Salt.


Churros e Limon

Rob Husted / Palm Beach County

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Lobos 1707 Joven Tequila
  • 1 oz. Peanut butter whiskey
  • 1 oz. Cinnamon Syrup
  • 1/2 oz. Fresh lime juice

Preparation: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with lemon wheel and sprinkle of cinnamon.