Mexican Holiday utilizes the flavors of fall with cranberry, orange and spices usually reserved for delicious baked goods. The use of flavorful, easily prepared syrups keeps cocktails freshly flavored and interesting. Mexican Holiday is wonderful for fall, but transitions easily to summertime sipping with lemon wheel garnish and use of Camarena Silver Tequila instead.
Mexican Holiday Drink Recipe
Mexican Holiday – recipe by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist
1-1/2 ounce Camarena Reposado Tequila
1-1/2 ounce Cranberry Juice
1/2 ounce Spiced Orange Syrup*
1/2 ounce Lemon Juice
Cinnamon Stick Garnish
Combine liquids in rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with cinnamon stick to stir.
*Spiced Orange Syrup – recipe by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist
Zest of 1 Orange
10 to 12 Whole Cloves
1 heaping tablespoon Whole Allspice
3/4 cup water
1-1/2 cup Cane Sugar
Place all ingredients in saucepan over medium heat. Heat until sugar is completely dissolved (approximately 5 minutes). Strain. Discard zest and spices. Refrigerate syrup.
The Mexican Holiday drink recipe was commissioned by representatives of Camarena Tequila as part of the Corporate Mixology program offered by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. Find more recipes created by Cheri Loughlin for Camarena Tequila on this site and at tequilacamarena.com and by following Camarena Tequila on Facebook and Twitter.