Re-live the heat of summer with one last look at the fantastic cocktails whipped up by Chilled 100 members in partnership with El Mayor Tequila and Chilled media.
El Mayor Tequila partnered with Chilled Media to help bartenders across the country with aid and assistance. Working in partnership, El Mayor gifted products and instant payment for recipes bartenders created at 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 Adrian Gonzalez, Chilled 100 Member, Miami, FL
“The inspiration for my cocktail comes from my visits to Mexico, and all the different ways to enjoy tequila during, and after your meal. From agave ice cream topped with anejo, to coffee drinks blended perfectly with tequila. It’s a tradition I’ve carried back to the states, and enjoy sharing with my friends and family. For this cocktail, I take the rich agave flavor of El Mayor Reposado and blend it with coffee and chocolate liqueurs — resulting in a deliciously smooth after dinner cocktail.”
- 1 1/2 oz. el Mayor Reposado
- 1/2 oz. St George Coffee Liqueur
- 1/2 oz. Tempus Fugit Creme de Cacao
Preparation: Add all ingredients to a mixing glass, and stir for 10-15 seconds. Strain and serve up, or over a large ice sphere or cube. Garnish with a rose petal.
By Melissa Kim, Chilled 100 Member, Detroit, MI
“I wanted to make a sort of Tequila highball riff that accentuated the sweet fruit flavors and spice undertones of El Mayor Reposado. While at the local farmers market, I found honey and a jalapeno to make a syrup to marry with the sweetness of pineapple juice. With just a hint of bitterness from the Ango and pink salt, it rounds out the flavors for a well balanced patio pounder.”
- 1 1/2 oz. El Mayor Reposado
- 1/2 oz. Domaine de Canton
- 1/2 oz. Pineapple Juice
- 1/2 oz. Honey Jalapeno syrup*
- Collins Glass, Shaken, Strained on ice
- Top with Club Soda
- 3 dash Angostura Bitters
- pinch of pink Himalayan salt on top
- sliced jalapeno for garnish
Preparation: *syrup- bring 1 cup of water, 1 cup of honey and 1 medium sized jalapeno (sliced) to boil in a small saucepan, then remove from heat. Let sit for 20 minutes. Strain syrup and refrigerate.
Her Name Was Gabriela
By JR Mocanu, Chilled 100 Member, Austin, TX
“Inspiration came from a dinner I had with a wonderful lady I met in Guadalajara. We were having a dish using some of these ingredients and margaritas. So, I decided to combine the two recently to see how it turned out in cocktail form”
- 1 3/4 oz. El Mayor Tequila Blanco
- 3/4 oz. roasted tomatillo/Serrano syrup
- 3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
- 1/2 oz. epazote tea
- pinch of sea salt
Preparation: Build. Shake. Strain into beaker. Fill beaker with smoke. Swirl for 10 seconds and strain into chilled coupe glass.
By Derrick Li, Chilled 100 Member, San Francisco, CA
“El Mayor’s tradition of tequila craft starts at the roots. That’s why El Mayor is made from only the highest quality Weber Blue Agave plants; sweet succulents that thrive in the rocky highlands of Jalisco. At about 7,500 feet above sea level, its mineral-rich sandy soil produces the juiciest plants, giving you a taste as warm as Jalisco. In my cocktail, The Root, by using a finest Herbal liquor Cocalero with a touch of citrus and different Acids, especially round it up with the flavor of crisp, light body, with a hint of pepper El Mayor 100% Blue Agave Blanco tequila. The Root cocktail is the perfect way to enjoy and celebrate on a hot summer day.”
- 2 oz. El Mayor Blanco Tequila
- 1 oz. Cocalero herbal liquor
- 3/4 oz. Acidity lemon syrup
- Orange slice for garnish
Preparation: Smoke salt rimmed glass, and then combine all ingredients into cocktail shaker, hard shake about 8-10 seconds then double strain into coupe glass garnish with orange slice.