Chilled Media stays committed to giving back to the service industry, getting aid, and assistance to bartenders as quickly as possible by creating as many programs as we can.
Chilled Media recently partnered with El Mayor Tequila in a program that gave back to the bartending community through our CHILLED 100 Network. Bartenders from across the country were gifted products and paid instantly for recipes they created from home.
El Mayor Tequila has been hard at work perfecting the art and craft of growing agave and distilling tequila for over four generations. To this day, El mayor instilled age-old processes and 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 cocktails. Check out a few of these exploratory bartenders and their unique drinks.
By Pete Hannah, Chilled 100 Member, Orlando
“I’ve been really into Giuseppe Gonzalez as a bartender for a long time, but I’ve become an even bigger fan of the man through the unapologetic and full on manner he conducts himself with when providing commentary on the world we live in. His honesty and commitment to self, family, people and community has been one of the more inspiring things I’ve taken from the lockdown and events that have occurred throughout. This drink is a little riff on the Infante, one of his recipes, as an homage. I think he’d probably hate all of this. But then Yoda didn’t want Luke to drop in on Degobah.”
- 1 1/2 oz. El Mayor Blanco
- 1/2 oz. Fino Sherry
- 3/4 oz. lime juice
- 3/4 oz. pistachio orgreat
- 1 dash Mole’ bitters
Preparation: Shaken. Double strained over a big rock in a rocks glass. Garnished with ground coffee.
By Anne Vaughn, Chilled 100 Member, Austin
“The inspiration comes from how much I love both tequila and watermelon in the summer. I wanted to use things from my garden, so I added the mint.”
- 2 oz. El Mayor Blanco tequila
- 3/4 oz. watermelon syrup*
- 3/4 oz. lime juice
- 1/4 oz. Dolin Blanc
- pinch of salt
- 5-6 mint leaves
- Topo chico
Preparation: In a shaker tin, add watermelon syrup, salt and mint, then lightly muddle. Add the rest of the ingredients and ice and shake. Strain into a Collins glass over crushed ice, top with topo chico, garnish with a mint sprig.
Preparation: Combine 1 part sugar to 2 parts watermelon juice in a saucepan over low heat and bring to a simmer for 15 minutes. Chill until ready to use.
El Mayor R&R
By Allison Sadauskas, Chilled 100 Member, San Francisco
“My inspiration begins after tasting the unique smokiness of the El Mayor Reposado tequila I immediately thought of pairing it with something sweet, which is where the raspberries came to play. Additionally, I have a large rosemary tree in my backyard and always looking for new ways to incorporate rosemary into my cooking and cocktails.”
- 2 oz. El Mayor Reposado Tequila
- 8 raspberries
- 1/2 oz. rosemary simple syrup*
- 1/2 oz. lime juice
- 1/2 oz. orange juice
Preparation: Muddle the raspberries and add the remaining ingredients. Shake vigorously with ice. Strain over fresh ice into a margarita glass or cocktail glass of choice. Garnish with rosemary sprig.
*Rosemary Simple Syrup
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 5 6-inch fresh rosemary sprigs
- Boil the water.
- Add the sugar to boiling water and dissolve.
- Add rosemary and boil for five minutes.
- Remove pot from heat and let the rosemary steep for four hours.
- Strain rosemary out of syrup and enjoy!