Celebrate with the Best Tequila Holiday Cocktails

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The holidays are upon us, and what better way to celebrate than indulging in delicious tequila holiday cocktails? From Thanksgiving and holiday-inspired imbibements to refreshing, sunshiney drinks for after the New Year, our winter cocktail selections are perfect for the occasion. 

Spice up your parties and gatherings with these tequila holiday cocktails that are sure to leave everyone feeling jolly. Happy holidays from Azuñia!

November

It’s time for sweaters, boots, and crisp autumn breezes. Who doesn’t love the fall season? It calls for aromatic fall flavors like pumpkin, apple cider, apple, ginger, pomegranate, and pear. Below are our fave fall cocktails:

Thankfully Smashed  

Made with cranberry, fresh sage leaves, Cranberry Hibiscus Element Shrubs, and Azuñia Reposado organic tequila, this enticing cocktail pairs perfectly with your turkey feasts. You’ll be thankful for all the wonderful things in your life.

Pumpkin on the Piazza 

If you love pumpkin, you’ll simply adore this luscious fall-inspired drink. Made with the “World’s Best” Reposado tequila, Amaro Montenegro, pumpkin puree, and a squeeze of fresh lemon, it’s pure indulgence. Add a dollop of homemade whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon to top it off right!

Thanksgiving Margarita 

Festive and pretty, this autumn-inspired margarita is the perfect refreshing alternative to a classic margarita. With silver tequila, orange liqueur, fresh lime juice, and cranberry juice, it’s a perfectly potent cocktail to sip and be merry!

Thanksgiving Sangria 

Thanksgiving is the ideal time to enjoy this versatile Ultimate Tequila Sangria. You can customize it as White, Red, or Rosé depending on your guests’ tastes (and yours). With a base of fresh fruit, wine, and liqueur, the addition of Azuñia tequila is a rich, colorful combination that’s sure to impress.

Mexicali Mule

Move over traditional mule – there’s a new spunky drink in town! If you love Moscow Mules, try our version that trades in vodka for Azuñia Blanco organic tequila. Ginger beer and Angostura Bitters give the cocktail its buzz and its bite. Serve it up in a copper mug with a lime wedge! 

Toddy Blossom

Feeling chilly or under the weather? Warm up with the comforting tequila winter cocktail. Made with Azuñia Reposado organic tequila, elderflower liqueur, Azuñia agave syrup, hot water, and all-powerful lemon, the Toddy Blossom will help you feel fabulous in no time.

Penicillin #2

Need a soothing recipe when you’re feeling run-down? This cocktail is at your rescue – it features Azuñia Reposado organic tequila, honey, ginger, and lemon. Just what the doctor ordered this season! 

December 

The holiday season invokes feelings of warmth and togetherness. It’s the time of year for baking with friends and family – flavors like peppermint, cranberries, cinnamon, and chocolate fill the air. These tempting seasonal flavors can be enjoyed during the holidays and throughout the entire year!

Añejo Manhattan 

The holidays in New York are magical! Our version of a traditional Manhattan, the elegant Añejo Manhattan will carry you away with reminiscence. Sweet vermouth, bitters, and garnish of a brandied cherry complements the richness of the tequila. 

Vintner’s Vonderland 

Refreshing and lively, this iconic cranberry concoction is perfect for those winter nights. It’s made with Azuñia Blanco organic tequila, a little sherry, homemade cranberry syrup, and a bit of spiced apple cider.

Red Velvet 

While it’s a lovely dessert drink, the Red Velvet can be served all evening long. Sweet, smooth, and simple, it’s a twist on a traditional Manhattan with only 3 ingredients: aged Azuñia Añejo tequila, vermouth, and Apertivo Select.

Peppermint Patty 

Who doesn’t love minty hot chocolate during the holidays? Steaming hot chocolate is layered with Azuñia Blanco organic tequila and Peppermint Schnapps and finished with candy cane pieces and whipped topping. Yum!

Azuñia Black Tequila
This estate-crafted, deep amber-colored sipping tequila is the perfect gift for the true connoisseur. Bold, distinct and artfully crafted, our signature Añejo tequila comes with a leather bracelet and silver coin. 

Butter Me Up

A yummy after dinner drink perfect for celebrations, this lip-smacker is made with Azuñia Añejo tequila, rum, spices, and homemade hot-buttered batter. It’s a real crowd-pleaser you and your guests will love.

Gingerbread Martini

No tequila holiday cocktail roundup would be complete without this decadent wintery cocktail. Azuñia Reposado organic tequila, Tuaca, and real ginger syrup intertwine to create a martini masterpiece. Top with whipped cream and it’s sure to impress.

January

The month of January often gets a bad rap. It’s cold, dreary, and snowy. But it doesn’t have to be dismal when you’ve got bright flavors like champagne and citrus to carry you through the winter months!

Greater Roadrunner 

January calls for some much-needed sunshine, and this sophisticated cocktail fits the bill! This simple tequila cocktail is concocted with Azuñia Reposado organic tequila, bright, citrusy Orange Curacao, and fresh lemon with a little smoke of mesquite honey syrup added for good measure.

Lemon Hills 

Created by Jason Asher of Barter & Shake, this herbaceous tequila cocktail combines Azuñia Blanco organic tequila with gin, basil, and yellow bell pepper. The result is a refreshing beat-the-January-blues treat!

Azuñia Organica Skinny Margarita

If you’re like most of us, you’re focusing on health goals at the beginning of the year. Love margaritas but hate the calories? You’re in luck – this Organica ultimate skinny version boasts only 129 calories. And it’s the best part is that it’s light on calories, but definitely not on taste.

Jalapeño Business

January calls for spiciness, and this incredible concoction doesn’t disappoint! We partnered with our friends at Cutino Sauce Company to create a dynamic drink with Blanco tequila, gin, orange liqueur, and homemade cranberry-infused agave nectar. Oh, and don’t forget the Cutino Jalapeño hot sauce!

Bring your friends and family together this holiday season with Azuñia estate-crafted tequila. Find a bottle at your local store, and you’ll be on your way to entertaining with ease and spreading holiday cheer! 

6 Ways to Celebrate Organic Month + Organic Cocktail Recipes

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September is National Organic Month, and there’s no better time to discover and celebrate all things organic. And we’re not just talking about food—organic ingredients in cocktails are often more flavorful and help to preserve environmental integrity. 

In 1992, the Organic Trade Association declared September as the ideal month to encourage people to learn about growing and eating organic. The goal of National Organic Month (also known as Organic Harvest Month) is to bring awareness to the value of organic agriculture. It’s a great time to find all kinds of local organic produce and products, particularly at farmers markets. 

Fortunately, farm-to-table has expanded to the bar. Organic spirits offer a new level of purity to a sustainable lifestyle. If you care about the ingredients in your cocktails, our award-winning organic tequilas are ideal additions for stellar organic drinks you’ll fall in love with. Here’s a round-up of cocktails made with natural ingredients to celebrate National Organic Month and drink organically year-round:

Tip 1: When it comes to an organic lifestyle, less is usually more.

Just like with food, organic cocktails have fewer ingredients than non-organic ones, especially when they contain pre-made drinks and mixers. Keep it simple with the Azuñia Organica, our honestly authentic, endlessly inventive expression of an organic skinny margarita recipe. Made with Azuñia Blanco or Reposado USDA Certified Organic Tequila, organic 100% agave syrup, and fresh lime, this refreshing cocktail is less than 150 calories but big on taste. Having a party? Make this recipe ahead of time in batches and pour over fresh ice to keep the party going all night long!

Do organic craft cocktails sound more appealing? Try the Agave Maize, a unique popcorn cocktail inspired by the standby bar snack. Featuring Azuñia Blanco organic tequila, house-made pineapple syrup, fresh lemon juice, and an heirloom popcorn reduction, this masterpiece can be made with all-organic ingredients. It’s the perfect combo of sweet and salty!

Tip 2: When you mix your drinks yourself, you know exactly what’s in them.

It’s easy to make your own homemade infusions, syrups, etc. This way, there’s no second-guessing if you and your guests are imbibing sustainably. Our herbaceous Lemon Hills cocktail is an impressive example—choose organic yellow bell peppers to make the syrup, along with muddled organic basil. Created by cocktail expert Jason Asher of Barter & Shake, the sweet and savory Lemon Hills is fantastic for summer happy hour or enjoyed at a pool party.

Tip 3: If you’re using any pre-made ingredients, be sure to do your homework.

It’s essential to learn about companies’ farming practices and commitment to sustainability so you can be sure you’re making the right ingredient choices. A prime example is the Que Bueno—it features Q Tonic Water, a product that’s produced by ensuring the company’s highest standards and is verified non-GMO and certified kosher. Sip this genuinely lovely apricot tequila cocktail with good company and delicious food!

Bright and beautiful, the Path to Righteousness gets its gorgeous green hue from Chartreuse, the only liqueur in the world with a completely natural bright green color. This delightful celery cocktail masterfully blends Azuñia Blanco organic tequila with simple syrup, lemon juice, and organic celery juice to create a unique brunch table treat. 

Tip 4: When you’re making drinks with wine or mixers, choose organic.

Fortunately, numerous organic options for wine and beer are readily available these days. The bonus to incorporating all-organic wine in tequila cocktails? You can potentially limit headaches and hangovers for your guests and customers. Sangria cocktail recipes may include white wine, rosé, champagne, beer, and our favorite spirit, tequila. Among our favorite Sangria with Tequila recipes is the Honeydew and Kiwi White Sangria Cocktail. 

Save time without sacrificing taste or quality with organic mixers. Try our favorite USDA-certified organic cocktail mixers from Agalima for a no-fuss, delicious Bloody Maria, refreshing Tequila Mule, or a Pure Pineapple Margarita.

Tip 5: Make cocktails your own with local ingredients.

When you don’t have to travel far for the components of your drinks, you’ll reduce your carbon footprint by up to 7%. When made with local orange blossom honey, our Vera Blanco is a refreshing way to indulge sustainably. For a delectable organic drink that’s perfect for the fall, try the American Pie—make it with your own fresh apples or buy fresh apple juice or cider at the farmer’s market.

Tip 6: Shop local and seasonal.

You’ll find bountifully fresh ingredients at your local farmers’ markets. You can make a tasty Bloody Maria mix using seasonal ingredients like heirloom tomatoes, crisp celery, and peppers to your favorite spice level. Add Azuñia Blanco organic tequila for a fantastic Bloody Maria—a tequila twist on the Bloody Mary that’s a great complement to Sunday brunch. For a fun and natural touch, use veggies that you pickled last season for garnish.

For a tomato and tequila drink that’s drinkable all day long, try the Secret Garden. Make it organic by using fresh basil and cherry tomatoes right from your own garden. Lighter and sweeter than a Bloody Mary, this tasty cocktail is a fabulous compliment to brunch or any meal.

Azuñia’s award-winning tequilas are ideal as the base of any number of excellent organic craft cocktails. You can buy Azuñia at fine restaurants, bars, and retailers across the country.