Chilled Media continues to stay committed to creating as many programs as we can to give back to the service industry, getting aid and assistance to bartenders as quickly as possible.
In a recent partnership between Chilled Media and El Mayor Tequila, our Chilled 100 bartending community were gifted products and paid instantly for recipes they created from home.
For over four generations, El Mayor Tequila has been hard at work perfecting the art and craft of growing agave and distilling tequila. To this day, El Mayor instills age-old processes with values handed down from generation to generation. Every sip and every bottle represent the continuation of the very legacy they’ve worked so hard to create.
In a series of articles, we will feature some of the bartenders and their cocktail creations. Check out a few of these professional bartenders and their cutting-edge drinks.
By Ravinder Singh, Chilled 100 Member, Dallas
Nothing cuts the Texas summer heat like a sweet and spicy Margarita. Add in some Tajin for an extra kick and backyard gatherings plan themselves.
- 1 oz. El Mayor Blanco
- 1 oz. El Mayor Reposado
- 3/4 oz. fresh lime
- 3/4 oz. pineapple/jalapeño syrup*
- Tajin rim
Preparation: Rim glass with Tajin; set in freezer. Add ingredients to small shaker tin with ice. Cap and shake hard for 8-10 seconds. Fine strain into chilled glass over ice. Garnish with pineapple and jalapeno.
Cut fresh pineapple into chunks. Cut Jalapeno into thin slices. Weigh out 250g pineapple. Weigh out 50g jalapeno. Add 400g water. Add to blender. Blend until smooth. Fine strain. Weigh 500g of the pineapple/jalapeno water. Add to blender. Add 500g sugar. Blend until sugar is dissolved. Bottle and keep chilled.
By Ram Udwin, Chilled 100 Member, San Diego
- 3 oz. fresh watermelon (rinds or seeds removed)
- 1 1/2 oz. El Mayor Reposado tequila
- 3/4 oz. simple syrup
- 3/4 oz. lime juice
- 1 full dropper Boy Drinks World Serrano Cocktail Spice
Preparation: Combine all ingredients. Generous pinch smoked salt. Blend with plenty of ice and serve in a large glass.
A Passionate Pedigree
By Shaun Gordon, Chilled 100 Member, Miami
El Mayor is beautiful, clean, crisp, floral, with a light body, hints of pepper, and bright. My cocktail was made to accentuate all of these flavors that 4 generations of the Gonzalez family have put their heart and soul into making.
- 1 1/2 oz. El Mayor Blanco Tequila
- 1/2 oz. Giffard Pamplemousse Rose liqueur
- 2 dashes of orange flower (blossom) water
- 1 pinch of sea salt
- Topped off with Prosecco
Preparation: Add all ingredients minus the Prosecco into your shaker tin, add ice, and deliver a hard, short shake as to not over dilute, double strain into your coupe glass, top off the cocktail with Prosecco. Add your garnish by slapping the Rosemary to release the aromatics and laying it across the side of the glass.
By Brandon Benetiz, Chilled 100 Member, Austin
Dealing with all the things happening right now, I wanted to find a way to try and tie us all together. With ingredients from different locations (Italy, China, Mexico) this beverage is a subtle way for us all to drink together, and together we will see this through.
- 1 oz. El Mayor Blanco Tequila (More if desired)
- 1 oz. Select aperitivo
- 1 oz. fresh orange juice
- 2 dashes Chinese 5 spice butters
- Top with soda water
Preparation: Add El Mayor tequila, aperitivo, OJ and bitters to tin and shake. Strain over fresh ice in Collins glass, top with soda water, and add garnish.