Today is National Tequila Day. Other than your usual Margarita, I took a spin at the Pinterest wheel and found three fun sips to celebrate the day with a good bowl of salsa and salty chips. Sip one, Lime Drop Shot, is from ManTitlement. A fun cooking and entertaining blog from a guy’s point of view.
Second Sip, a Tequila Sunrise. It reminds me of the 60s when cocktail hour was everyday before dinner. And, who doesn’t love an umbrella in the their drink garnished with maraschino cherries! This recipe is from Averie Cooks.
I found some fun things on the web about the origin of the Tequila Sunrise…one story said a fellow named Gene from the Arizona Biltmore worked for the hotel over 30 years and one of his many talents was bartending. He loved creating the perfect drink for each guest. One guest asked Gene to make a cocktail with tequila so he’d have a refreshing pool-side beverage. Gene’s concoction was a little different than the one I shared. His recipe had the addition of Creme de Cassis and lime juice.
Here’s another Tequila Sunrise recipe circa 1956 from the Los Angeles Times, May 18, 1956:
Fill glass with cracked ice. Add one jigger Cuervo Tequila, one teaspoonful grenadine, 1/3 teaspoonful cream de cassis and the juice 1/2 lime & sparkling water.
Third sip, is the Paloma from BuzzFeed. I love, love, love grapefruit juice. It’s a simple drink with a few shots of tequila topped off with icy, cold grapefruit soda.
Have a super Saturday with your sips and chips!