Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Happy National Tequila Day

Oralé!!! Today is National Tequila Day. To celebrate the occasion I've decided to make a variation of the John Collins cocktail that I made for Amanda last week. This one is called El Cuāuhtemōc Collins.

Cuāuhtemōc was the Aztec ruler of the famed city of Tenochtitlan from 1520 to 1521 and nephew to Aztec ruler Moctezuma. The name Cuāuhtemōc means "One That Has Descended Like an Eagle", often referred to in English as "Swooping Eagle". Plus I thought the name sounded cool for a Tequila cocktail. LOL. Here is the recipe:
Cuāuhtemōc Collins
2oz Tequila Resposado (I used Hornitos)
.5oz Fresh Lemon Juice
.5oz Fresh Lime Juice
1tsp Splenda
Club Soda to Fill

Build ingredients (except Club Soda) in shaker half full of ice and shake vigorously. Pour into a pint glass with ice. Top off with Club Soda.
As the John Collins, the Cuāuhtemōc Collins is quite refreshing. I like the subtle flavor differences that the lemon and lime juices bring to the drink as opposed to just the lemon juice. It is a nice cocktail to have an a nice hot summer day sitting on a beach in Alcapulco or Cancun.

Vamos carnal. A celebrar con dos o tres tragos de tequilas!!!!

Until Then Happy Drinking,
Sisco Vanilla