Cheers to Summer with Don Julio Tequila

With 21st June coming closer, temperature is rising and we’re all in need for some cooling down. What better way to say cheers to summer than with tasty mixed cocktails from Don Julio Tequila. Try mixing up a Highway 71, a twist to the classic Manhattan. This spirit forward beverage includes Tequila Don Julio Añejo, sweet vermouth, some coconut and chocolate flavors. It’s the perfect drink to celebrate summer with your mates. For a tiki-style vibe try out a Don Siegel cocktail. It’s like summer in your mouth.

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Highway 71

Ingredients:
1 ounce Tequila Don Julio Añejo
1/2 ounce Coconut Infused Sweet Vermouth
1 dash Chocolate Molé Bitters
Smoked Cinnamon Stick for Garnish

**To create Coconut Infused Sweet Vermouth:

Ingredients:
1 750 ml bottle Sweet Vermouth
1 cup Sweetened Coconut Flakes

Preparation:
Add sweetened coconut flakes to a bottle of Sweet Vermouth.
Let sit for 2 hours.
Strain out coconut and add liquid back to the bottle
Label and refrigerate.

Preparation:
Combine Tequila Don Julio Añejo, coconut infused sweet vermouth and chocolate molé bitters into a mixing glass with ice and stir.
Strain contents into a rocks glass over one large piece of ice.
Garnish with smoked cinnamon stick.

Ideal Serving Glass:
Rocks Glass

Yield:
1 drink, no drink contains more than 0.6 fluid ounces of alcohol

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Don Siegel

Ingredients:
1 ounce Tequila Don Julio Reposado
1/3 ounce Dry Amontillado Sherry
1/3 ounce Fresh Lime Juice
1/3 ounce Agave Nectar Syrup
1 tsp Apricot Liqueur
1 tsp Mezcal
Angostura Bitters
Cracked Ice
Mint Sprigs for Garnish

**To create Cracked Ice:

Preparation:
Pour ice into a durable sealed bag.
Crack ice cubes with muddler.

Preparation:
Combine Tequila Don Julio Reposado, dry amontillado sherry, fresh lime juice, agave nectar syrup, apricot liqueur and mezcal into a shaker. Shake Well.
Pour contents into a Collins Glass over cracked ice.
Add a few dashes of angostura bitters.
Garnish with mint sprigs.

Ideal Serving Glass:
Collins Glass

Yield:
1 drink, no drink contains more than 0.6 fluid ounces of alcohol

* Cocktails created by NYC Mixologist Thomas Waugh

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