Sparkling Tequila Cocktails
Photo & recipe courtesy Familia Camarena Tequila
Spiced Celebration Sparkler
1 ounce Camarena Reposado Tequila
1/2 ounce spiced orange syrup (recipe follows)
1/2 ounce lime juice
2 dashes classic bitters
2 ounces Brut Champagne
Combine tequila, syrup, lime juice and bitters in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled champagne flute. Garnish with orange twist.
Spiced Orange Syrup ~
Place the zest of one orange, 12 cloves and 1 tablespoon whole allspice in a saucepan. Add 3/4 cup water and 1-1/2 cups of sugar. Heat over medium heat until the sugar is completely dissolved, approximately 5 minutes. Strain, discard zest and spices and refrigerate.
1-1/2 ounces Camarena Silver Tequila
1/2 ounces lemon juice
1/2 ounces Elderflower Liqueur
2 cucumber wheels
4 mint leaves
2 ounces Prosecco
Muddle cucumber and mint leaves in a mixing glass. Add tequila, lemon juice, elderflower liqueur and ice. Shake and strain into a Champagne flute. Top with Prosecco. Garnish with cucumber slice.