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A Roster of Sauza Margarita Recipes for National Margarita Day

Get your cocktail taste buds ready, it’s almost time to celebrate this sacred (and delicious) tequila, triple sec, and lime drink – Margaritas!! What better way to pre-game this celebration than with a full roster of Sauza margarita recipes for National Margarita Day. Today we’re highlighting four unique Sauza margarita recipes to help you honor the day properly. We have just the Sauza Tequila recipe for you whether you prefer the classic margarita, something a little more modern, or downright exotic. These Sauza margarita recipes will sure to please. Ready to get your drink on? Try these four margarita cocktails on for size.

Sauza Tequila Sunrise (Serves 8)


2 cups Sauza Signature Blue Silver
1 cup lime juice
1 cup orange juice
3 cups cranberry juice
8 orange wedges
Add ingredients to a pitcher and stir. Pour over ice into glasses. Garnish each with an orange wedge.

Perfect Pear Margarita (Serves 8)


2 cups Sauza Signature Blue Silver
1 cup simple syrup
1/2 cup lime
1/2 cup lemon
4 peeled pears
8 rosemary sprigs
Add ingredients to an ice-filled pitcher and stir. Pour into margarita glasses and garnish each with a pear slice and rosemary sprig.

Sauza Classic Margarita (Serves 8)


1 ½ cups Sauza Signature Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
1 cup lime juice
½ cup DeKuyper Triple Sec Liqueur
½ cup simple syrup
Salt for rimming
Lime wheels
Add ingredients to pitcher and stir. Pour over ice into salt-rimmed margarita glasses. Garnish each with a lime wheel on the rim and serve.

The Late Night Lychee Margarita (Serves 8)


1 1/2 cups Sauza Signature Blue Silver
1/2 cup lychee-infused simple syrup
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
15-20 sprigs of cilantro
8 jalapeño slices
Lychee garnish
Add ingredients to an ice-filled pitcher and stir. Pour over ice into salt-rimmed margarita glasses. Garnish with lychee and cilantro.

What are your thoughts on these Sauza margarita recipes? Which would you like to indulge in first? If you have a favorite margarita recipe of your own, we invite you to share it with us. Happy National Margarita Day!

Cocktails and Corpses: Sauza Tequila Day of The Dead Cocktails

It was a dark and stormy night and the wind was howling like the banshees. It was four years to the day that they found the twisted bodies of party guests that were too crocked to go home, all asleep in the living room, the staircase and a peculiar guest cradled in the kitchen sink. Your Halloween may come with your fair share of stories, but what’s essential to making any party a memorable one is a glass, a carafe, a pitcher or a bottle or two of Sauza Tequila. Tonight we dish on the most important part of any adult’s spooky night festivities, the Sauza Tequila Day of The Dead cocktails.

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People turning into cosmopolitan examples of inebriated zombies in last minute costumes that channel their inner desire to be a garden hoe, bloodsucking vampire or a giant chocolate chip cookie could make for interesting stories, however, our inner foodie much prefers the menu over the masquerade.

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We’d rather listen to the stories of others at this time of year, not so much in the spirit of Halloween, but rather in the spirit of the Day of The Dead. The lesser known, but way more maturely macabre, Dia de Los Muertos is a Mexican holiday that celebrates the lives of the loved ones that are gone. The holiday consists of dinners, gatherings, memorials and a newly formed parade in Mexico City.  Marigolds, ornate skulls, costumes, food and drink and music all characterize components of this day in Mexico and the Southwestern United States.

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So when we say we’d rather listen to the stories of others this day, we invited my fellow horror movie aficionados over to binge watch scary cult horror flicks and pay homage to the real Day of The Dead with a Weekend of the Dead.  With such an undertaking on tap, what soiree would be a soiree without the presence of tequila this or tequila that?  Luckily our dear friends at Sauza Tequila, experts at deliciously smooth 100% blue agave tequilas, offered up some free inspiration in the form of drink and wonderful decorations from Mikasa and Modern Alchemy to get the ball rolling.  So check out these three smooth Sauza Tequila Day of The Dead cocktails and arrangements that we tried out for our Day of The Dead Binge Fest:

Red, Red Rita Remix

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Tart and sweet with a citrus kick and the wonderfully smooth taste of Sauza Silver 

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1 part Sauza Signature Blue Silver Tequila
1 part blood orange juice
1/2 part lime juice
1/2 part simple syrup
1 orange wedge
Add ingredients to an ice-filled shaker.  Shake and strain over ice (sugar-rimming the glass optional). Use a blood orange wedge during blood orange season but you can also let a regular orange wedge soak in blood red orange juice for a couple of hours and use that as a garnish.

Bewitching Berry

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Refreshing with a balance of citrus, sweet and a nod to a peach tart

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2 parts Sauza Signature Blue Silver Tequila
1/2 parts peach juice
1/2 parts blackberry puree (pint of blackberries into a food processor, strain and let set 24-48 hrs)
1/2 lemon juice
1 part simple syrup
1 peach slice
1 blackberry
Add ingredients to an ice-filled shaker.  Shake and strain over ice into a glass.  Garnish by skewering a fresh blackberry and a slice of peach.

Bloody Dusk

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Slightly smoky seasoned with Sauza Reposado and equal touches tart & sweet with the pop of heat

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2 parts Sauza Signature Blue Reposado Tequila
1 part blood orange juice
1 part simple syrup
blended pepper rim
ice cubes
orange peel
Add the ingredients to an ice-filled shaker. Dip the rim of the glass into the pepper mixture of choice. (We used cayenne, black pepper, chili powder and crushed red pepper flake).  Shake ingredients and pour into glass.  Garnish with thin slices of orange peel.

These Sauza Tequila Day of The Dead cocktails are cool recipes that work well for a quiet frightening evening or that can be tweaked for a larger group of rabble rousers.  Just don’t drink till you start becoming the walking dead because we want you to be safe and stay enlightened this Day of The Dead and as always please remember to drink responsibly.

Find Sauza 100% Blue Agave Tequilas at your finer wine and spirit retailers.

Celebrate National Taco Day with Sauza Tequila

We couldn’t let National Taco Day go by without a delicious Taco recipe and an appropriately, and equally delicious cocktail to go with it. Who better to celebrate this delicious and spicy day with than Sauza Tequila. We’re always up for inviting friends and family over for get-togethers and an invitation for some homemade Sauza Tequila Lime & Chicken Tacos and Sauza Pineapple Chipotle-Margaritas is good on any day. So get your ingredients together as we bring you these two delicious recipes to make sure you enjoy National Taco Day with Sauza Tequila.

Sauza® Tequila Lime & Chicken Tacos

Sauza Tequila Lime & Chicken Tacos

4 boneless chicken breast halves
1/2 cup Sauza® Gold Tequila
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
2 tbs. orange zest
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
2 fresh lime wedges
4-6 warm corn tortillas
1 avocado cut into slices
Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper on all sides. Combine the chicken, tequila, lime juice, and orange zest in a small shallow dish. Next, cover and marinate at least 30 minutes and up to two hours, turning occasionally. Prepare barbecue (on medium to high heat) or preheat broiler. Next, drain chicken and reserve the marinade. Grill or broil the chicken until just cooked through, occasionally basting chicken with some reserved marinade. Do this about four minutes per side. Boil the remaining marinade in small saucepan for one minute. Cut each chicken breast crosswise into thin slices. Arrange the slices on a platter. Garnish with lime wedges and serve chicken with tortillas, lime, avocado, and passing marinade separately as sauce.

Sauza® Pineapple Chipotle Margarita

Sauza Pineapple Chipotle Margarita

8 parts Sauza® Blue Signature Silver 100% Agave Tequila
8 parts frozen limeade
16 parts pineapple juice
8-10 dashes Tabasco® Chipotle Hot Sauce
9 chili peppers for garnish (optional)
Chili salt for rimming (optional)
In a pitcher filled with ice, combine Sauza® Signature Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila, limeade, pineapple juice and Tabasco Chipotle Hot Sauce. Stir gently. Pour into glasses rimmed with chili salt and garnish with a red pepper (optional). Serves nine.

Here’s a delicious toast you inthe hopes you are going to celebrate National Taco Day with Sauza Tequila.

Cocktail Recipes for Perfect Labor(less) Day Enjoyment!

It’s time for Labor Day; a day we celebrate American labor, the achievements of workers everywhere, and the social and economic value they bring to the country. To celebrate we recommend limiting the amount of work you do on this day, just enjoy a day full of relaxation and delicious cocktails. Whether you’re spending Labor Day grilling with family and friends, or soaking up the sun by the pool,  these cocktails recipes are the perfect way to enjoy the day. A great way to limit the amount of work you have to do on Labor Day (and get to enjoy your cocktails quicker), is to create a pitcher full of mouthwatering cocktails made with Sauza TequilaCruzan RumQ Drinks, and Alberta Rye Dark Batch Whisky.

Labor Day Lemonade

Tip #4 by Michelle Yam

1 cup Sauza® Signature Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
1 cup lemonade
1 cup ginger beer
1 cup water
1 teaspoon honey
Lemon slices or peels (optional)
Combine lemonade, ginger beer, tequila, water, lemon slices and ½ teaspoon of honey in a glass filled with ice. Stir well to combine. Garnish with a lemon slice or peel (optional). Enjoy!

Bittersweet Summer

Tip #1 by Michelle YAm

1 cup Sauza® Signature Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
3 cups grapefruit soda
½ cup lime juice
Grapefruit wedges (optional)
Add tequila into a tall glass with ice. Fill remainder of the glass with grapefruit soda. Squeeze juice of lime and garnish with grapefruit wedge (optional). Enjoy!

If you’re spending the day solo, we recommend a grabbing smaller pitcher for quick refills, but if you want to pace yourself with individual cocktails, the featured cocktail recipes below are incredibly delicious, and will not let you down.

Cruzan Brew Berry Mojito

Cruzan® Brew Berry Mojito

1 1/2 parts Cruzan Strawberry Rum
1/2 part Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 part Agave Nectar
5 parts Blonde Lager
3 Fresh Strawberries
8-12 Mint Leaves
Muddle strawberry, mint and agave nectar in a tall glass. Add lemon juice, rum and ice and shake. Add beer, shake lightly, and strain over ice into glass of choice. Garnish with a halved strawberry and sprig of mint.

Ginger Beer Margarita

Ginger Beer Margarita

3 oz Q Ginger Beer
1.5 oz Reposado tequila
0.5 oz Cointreau
1 oz fresh lime juice
0.5 oz organic agave nectar
Coarse salt, for lining rim
Lime wedge, for garnish

Line a small serving glass with fresh lime juice and dip in coarse salt. Add tequila, Cointreau, agave nectar and lime juice to a large glass or cocktail shaker with 1/2 cup of ice and stir vigorously. Pour liquid into serving glass with a few ice cubes. Top with Q Ginger Beer and stir gently. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Rye Squeeze

Rye Squeeze

1 1/2 parts Alberta® Rye Whisky Dark Batch™
4-5 parts Q Ginger Beer
2 dashes Agnostura® bitters
1 Orange Wedge Pressed
Add all ingredients to a bourbon glass. Fill with ice, top with ginger beer and stir. Garnish with an orange slice.

Will you be enjoying these cocktails this Labor Day? What tasty drinks will you be enjoying?

Happiness is Cold Watermelon…..Cocktails | Celebrate National Watermelon Day w/ Drinks

Everyone knows watermelon is the official fruit of the summer. Many of you have enjoyed a slice or two on a hot summer day, the delicious juice dripping down your chin and maybe even enjoy seed-spitting competitions. But there are also interesting ways to enjoy watermelon besides just eating it. In honor of National Watermelon Day (August 3rd), we’ve assembled some delicious cocktail recipes that will have you celebrating summer’s favorite fruit the right way. We’re bring you watermelon deliciousness from FAIR Quinoa Vodka, a fair trade vodka made from Quinoa; Prairie Organic Vodka, a naturally smooth, organic vodka; and Sauza Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila. If you don’t feel like creating cocktails, you can always try Sauza’s new, ready-to-serve Sparkling Margarita Watermelon, boasting an authentic margarita taste with the unique addition of watermelon and effervescent bubbles. Now let’s get to the cocktails!

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WATERMELON & CUCUMBER COOLER
1/4 watermelon, chopped into pieces
1 cup water
juice from 2 limes
1/2 cup sugar
Ice
simple syrup
sliced cucumber
1 oz FAIR vodka
soda water
Start by placing the watermelon meat in a blender and blend until it’s a pulp, do this in batches and pour into a sifter that you place over a bowl. Discard the pulp. In a small saucepan bring water, lime and sugar to the boil and let it simmer for 10 minutes. Cool down completely. Fill 4 mason jars with ice and sliced cucumber. Fill up 1/2 with the watermelon juice, the rest with simple syrup, FAIR Quinoa vodka and a splash of soda on top. Garnish with lemon and cucumber and enjoy.

Sauza Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila (click on photo for larger view)

WATERMELON & BASIL MARGARITA

2 parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
1 part DeKuyper® Triple Sec
Juice of one whole lime
(4) 1” cubes of seedless watermelon
Fresh basil leaves (2 to muddle; the rest for garnish)
Lime wedge (for garnish)
Preparation: In a mixing glass drop in the watermelon and basil leaves (tear the leaves) then muddle. Add all remaining ingredients and shake vigorously with ice. Double strain the cocktail over fresh ice in a glass. Garnish with a lime wedge and fresh basil leaves.

WATERMELON PASSION

2 parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
1 part Cruzan® Passion Fruit Rum
2 parts watermelon juice
1 part fresh lemon sour
Watermelon balls (for garnish)
Preparation: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain over fresh ice in a tall glass. Garnish with watermelon balls.

WATERMELON BREEZE

2 parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
1 part DeKuyper® Watermelon Squeeze
2 parts pineapple juice
1 part cranberry juice
Watermelon slice (for garnish)
Preparation: Build in order over ice in a glass then stir. Garnish with a slice of watermelon on the rim.

WATERMELON SOUR

2 parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
1 part DeKuyper® Watermelon Pucker
2 parts fresh lemon sour
1 part cranberry juice
Lemon wheel (for garnish)
Preparation: Build cocktail in order over ice in a glass then stir. Garnish with a lemon wheel on the rim.

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GARDEN VARIETY

2 oz Prairie Cucumber Flavored Vodka
2 1-inch cubes of seedless watermelon
1 diced lime (bitter ends removed)
1 oz organic agave nectar
Salt
1 cucumber slice
Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake, then serve in a lowball glass over ice with a lightly salted rim. Garnish with a slice of cucumber.

PRAIRIE VODKA INF– USED WATERMELON

1 bottle of Prairie Organic Vodka
1 large watermelon
Place the watermelon on a counter and with a sharp knife, cut out a small hole slightly larger than the top of your vodka bottle. Remove the watermelon rind and insert the top of your bottle of vodka into the hole you’ve created. Flip the bottle upside down and, keeping it upright, apply gently pressure until it’s firmly lodged into the top of the fruit and is infusing the watermelon with vodka. Allow it to sit for 24 hours. When the bottle is nearly empty, your watermelon has been infused with vodka. Remove the bottle carefully. Slice and enjoy!

WATERMELON JELLO SHOTS

10 scooped out limes, halved
1 3-oz package watermelon-flavored gelatin
1 cup water
1 cup Prairie Organic Vodka
Boil 1 cup of water on the stovetop in a small saucepan. Add gelatin to the boiling water and stir with a whisk until completely dissolved. Stir in vodka next. Pour the gelatin mixture into the lime halves and refrigerate for approximately 3 hours until the gelatin has set. Cut the lime halves into 4 equal portions and serve!

There are so many interesting facts about watermelon, like did you now it’s 92% water and the first documented watermelon harvest happened about 5,000 years ago in Egypt? What better way to toast to it’s rich history than enjoying this sweet, delicious, and juicy fruit on a hot summer day than with a bit of a kick. Happy Watermelon Day!