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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: Latin America Inspired Cocktails

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Hello Latina Travel Foodies! To Kick off Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15), we wanted to share a few delicious recipes from Tequila Don Julio and Johnnie Walker that highlight the best of Latin ingredients to commemorate September’s Hispanic cultural hallmarks.

Tamarindo de Playa Cocktail Inspired by Venezuela

As Mexico’s original luxury craft tequila, Don Julio is proud to celebrate Mexican Independence Day on September 16th. Join us to “dar el grito” and toast with La Bandera Tricolor on this holiday marking our southern neighbor’s independence from Spanish rule. Made with Tequila Don Julio 70, the world’s first crystal añejo tequila (and best-selling tequila in Mexico), this fresh-flavored cocktail is the perfect choice to honor Mexico’s independence.

During Hispanic Heritage Month, join Johnnie Walker to celebrate the cultural diversity in the U.S. Mix up these Latin-inspired scotch whisky cocktails, inspired by Colombia, Mexico, and Venezuela, created by Johnnie & Co. mixologists staying true to the variety of bold flavors that make up this vibrant community and represent its unique cultures, traditions, and diversity.

 

These festive cocktails are just some of the many ways to experience the very rich Hispanic culture that is shared throughout the year, but especially brought to life in September.

 

Salud!

 

 

La Bandera Tricolor”

Created by T. Ly of Sunny Spot

 

 

 

Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz Tequila Don Julio 70

1/3 oz Fresh Lime Juice

1/3 oz Orgeat Syrup

2 chunks Fresh Watermelon

2 Raspberries

5 Mint Sprigs

Chili Salt for Garnish

Watermelon for Garnish

Mint Sprig for Garnish

 

Preparation:

  1. Muddle watermelon, raspberries, couple dashes of chili salt and mint sprigs with Orgeat syrup in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add Tequila Don Julio 70 and fresh lime juice to the cocktail shaker with 1 ice cube. Shake well.
  3. Strain contents into a highball with fresh crushed ice.
  4. Garnish with watermelon sprinkled with more chili salt & mint.

 

Ideal Serving Glass:

Highball Glass

 

Yield:

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

 

 

ANDÈS ROAD

Created by mixologist Gabe Orta – Inspired by his native Colombia

 

Andes Road Colombia Inspired Cocktail - Latina Travel Foodie

 

Ingredients:

1 ½ oz. Johnnie Walker Red Label

¾ oz. Passion Fruit Juice

½ oz. Simple Syrup

¼ oz. Lemon Juice

¼ oz.  Absinthe

Soda Water

 

Garnish:

Tarragon

 

Preparation:

  1. Add all ingredients, excluding soda water, to a shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake vigorously and strain into Collins glass over fresh ice.
  3. Top with soda water and garnish with tarragon sprig.

 

Ideal Serving Glass:

Collins

 

Yield:

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

 

 

MEXICO’S WAY

Created by Peruvian mixologist Carlos Ruiz – Inspired by Mexico

Mexico Inspired Cocktail - Latina Travel Foodies

 

Ingredients:

1 ½ oz. Johnnie Walker Black Label 1 oz. Mango Puree

¾ oz. Agave Syrup (1:1)

¾ oz. Fresh Lime Juice

1 dash Cucumber Bitters 1 pickled Jalapeno

 

Garnish:  Tajin Seasoning Lime wheel

 

Preparation:

  1. First, rim Old Fashioned glass with lime juice and dip into tajin seasoning to coat the rim, set aside.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, muddle pickled jalapeno and agave syrup.
  3. Add remaining ingredients to shaker and fill with ice, shake vigorously.
  4. Strain into rimmed Old Fashioned glass filled with ice and garnish with lime wheel.

 

Ideal Serving Glass:

Old Fashioned

 

Yield:

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

 

 

Tamarindo De Playa

Created by mixologist Ezra Star – Inspired by his native Venezuela

Tamarindo de Playa Cocktail Inspired by Venezuela

Ingredients:

1 ½ oz. Johnnie Walker Black Label

½ oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

½ oz. Tamarind Syrup*

½ oz. Cinnamon Syrup* 1 dash Angostura Bitters

 

Preparation:

  1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake and strain into cocktail glass.

 

Ideal Serving Glass:

Coupe Glass

 

Tamarind Syrup*

Combine 4 oz. tamarind juice and 4 oz. white sugar in mixing glass and stir until dissolved.

 

Cinnamon Syrup*

Steep 4 short cinnamon sticks in 1 cup boiling water for 4 minutes. Allow mixture to cool to room temperature. Add 1 cup white sugar and stir until dissolved.

 

Yield:

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

 

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! Let’s celebrate nuestras raíces latinas around the world.

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