Super Bowl Sunday Cocktails from Sauza Tequila

It’s Game Day and we’ve got some great Super Bowl Sunday-worthy cocktails that will have you reaching for more than just beer. Are you ready to enjoy one or two of these as you cheer on your team to victory? Give plain old beer a break and enjoy one of these awesome Sauza Tequila cocktails that have you screaming touchdown. The best part, these drinks still incorporates your beloved brew. Whether you’re enjoying Mexican Nachos, wings, chili, burgers, or pizza, these awesome cocktail recipes are great for toasting to the Big Game.

Goal Line Sipper

1 part Sauza® Blue Reposado 100% Agave Tequila
4 parts limeade
1 part beer
Fill a beer glass with ice. Add Tequila and limeade and stir. Fill glass to the top with your favorite beer.

The zesty flavor mix of the Goal Line Sipper pairs perfectly with any slice of pizza.

Cheat-a-rita

1 part Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
½ part DeKuyper® Blue Curacao
2 parts frozen lemonade
1 2̷3 parts light beer
Lemon wedge (for garnish)
Combine all ingredients in a glass filled with ice. Garnish with a lemon wedge and enjoy!

Love Mexican Nachos? Sip on the refreshing Cheat-a-rita to complement the heat of this spicy dish

Sauza®-Rita

1 part Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
1 ½ parts light beer
1 part frozen limeade
1 part water
Lime wedge (for garnish)
In a glass filled with ice, combine Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila, limeade, beer and water. Stir gently. Garnish with a lime wedge (optional).

You can’t beat a delicious Sauza®-Rita when you need to cool off your taste buds while eating spicy wings.

Seattlelite Sipper

2 parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
2 lemons (juice only)
6 parts club soda
1 rosemary sprig
1 tbsp. sugar
Combine lemons, club soda, sugar, and Tequila in a glass with ice. Mix well and garnish with a rosemary sprig.

Adding chili to the menu to spice up your Game Day? Pair it with the savory Seattlelite Sipper. you’ll love the resulting amazing flavor mix.

Celebrate the New Year w/ One of These Delectable Cocktails

Although New Year’s Eve is mainly known as the day to enjoy glasses of champagne, we’d like to offer a few non-traditional sparkling, as well as non-sparkling cocktails to toast to the new year. While we love traditional, sometimes trying something new (don’t worry we put in a few more traditional champagne cocktails for you as well) is necessary and fun. Today we share some delicious cocktail recipes, from sparklers, to fruity, and creamy cocktails, that are sure to please your celebratory palette as you welcome the new year. We’ve got you covered to welcome 2015 with cocktails from Sauza TequilaRuffino, Skinnygirl Cocktails, and Bare Organic Mixers. let us help you bring some cheer to 2015 with the following:

Strawberry Sparkler

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1 part Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
1/2 part DeKuyper® Strawberry Liqueur
1/2 part (chilled) rose champagne
1/2 part limeade
3 strawberries
1 tbsp. sugar
1 wedged lime
Wash, stem, quarter and freeze strawberries for at least 1 hour (can be done the day ahead). Run a wedge of lime around the rim of your champagne flute and dip in a plate of sugar to coat rim. Place a frozen strawberry at the bottom of the flute. Open champagne and pour glass approximately 2/3 of the way full. In a shaker filled with ice, combine tequila, limeade, and strawberry liqueur. Shake. Add a squeeze of fresh lime if desired. Top glass with the cocktail and serve immediately.

Ruffino Holiday Sparkler

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3 oz. Ruffino Prosecco DOC
3/4 oz. apple cider
3/4 oz. cranberry juice
1 tsp. maple syrup
squeeze of 1 lemon wedge
Add ingredients directly to a mixing glass with ice and stir briefly. Strain into a chilled champagne flute that has been rimmed w/ cinnamon sugar. Garnish with a mint leaf floating on top.

Maple Syrup Martini

Maple Syrup Martini

2 parts Skinnygirl® Bare Naked Vodka
2 parts club soda
Dollop of warm maple syrup
Shake vodka and maple syrup together with ice. Top with club soda and pour into martini glass.

Mexican Eggnog

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1 part Sauza® Blue Reposado 100% Agave Tequila
1 part Maker’s Mark® Bourbon
3 parts eggnog
Dash of cinnamon
In a shaker filled with ice combine egg nog, tequila, and bourbon. Shake to combine and serve chilled with a dash of cinnamon on top.

Raspberry Lemon “Ball” Drop

Raspberry Lemon Ball Drop

1 oz Bare Organic Mixer: Lemon Drop
1 1/2 oz Citrus vodka
3/4 oz Triple Sec
1/2 oz Chambord Liqueur
lemon twist and sugar for rimming glass
If desired rub a lemon wedge around the rim of a martini glass and dip in sugar to coat the rim.
In a metal mixing tin, fill with ice, add vodka, triple sec, and Bare Organic Mixer: Lemon Drop. Shake thoroughly and strain into chilled martini glass.
Pour Chambord down the center of the drink for layered effect (red bottom, yellow/white up top). Garnish with a lemon twist if desired.

Are you looking for new cocktails to enjoy? does one or more of these must-try cocktails look good to you? May we suggest you tell your bartender to make you one of them and celebrate the night away.

Cocktails & Curiosities: American Horror Story: Freak Show Libations from Sauza Tequila

Sadly it’s almost time again to say goodbye to another season of American Horror Story. Season 4 of the acclaimed television series, American Horror Story: Freak Show, concludes soon, with only four episodes left of this addictive series. As the episode countdown continues, we thought it’s a perfect time to toast this wonderful TV show with American Horror Story: Freak Show-inspired cocktails from Sauza Tequila.

Sauza’s  Blue Silver and Blue Reposado 100% Agave Tequilas boasts the distinct flavors and notes to celebrate some of your favorite characters, as well as the setting for this dynamic show. You’ve watched all season long and experienced first-hand the dual personalities of Bette and Dotte, the fame-hungry Elsa and Jimmy’s need for normalcy. With four episodes left, the plot is as thick as Ethel’s beard! Take a seat and watch the countdown to the season’s finale unfold with one or more of these show-inspired cocktails.

Lobster Claw Crush – This tequila take on a Bloody Mary has a fun garnish that will also come in handy as a post-cocktail snack

1 1/2 parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
7 parts tomato sauce
1 squeeze of Sriracha Chili Sauce
3 dashes fresh black pepper
2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
Dash of celery salt
Dash of paprika
Dash of cumin
Juice of 1 lemon
2 olives, for garnish
1 lobster claw, for garnish (optional)
In a shaker filled with ice combine all ingredients. Shake well and pour into tall glass over ice. Garnish with olives and a lobster claw (optional).

Twist-tea the Clown – A classic, refreshing drink that will take you back to 1952

2 parts Sauza® Blue Reposado 100% Agave Tequila
1 black tea bag
4 parts water
1/4  cup sugar
Sprig of fresh mint for garnish
Lemon wedge for garnish
In a medium saucepan bring water, tea bag and sugar to a rolling boil. Stir until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and let sit for 15 minutes. Remove tea bag and pour into a glass with lemon. Cool sweet tea in refrigerator for several hours. When the tea is cool, add the Tequila. Pour over ice and garnish with a lemon wedge and a sprig of mint. Enjoy!

Bette & Dot – Just like the twins, this drink combines two different personalities – sweet and spicy – for one delicious margarita

2 parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
1 part frozen limeade
2 parts pineapple juice
1-2 dashes chipotle hot sauce
Chipotle peppers for garnish (optional)
Combine all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Serve on the rocks and garnish with a chipotle pepper.

Jupiter Juice – Warm and sunny, with a dark twist, just like the famed city where Freak Show takes place

2 parts Sauza® Blue Reposado 100% Agave Tequila
2 parts orange juice
2 dashes grenadine
Lemon wedge for garnish
In a glass filled with ice, stir together orange juice and tequila. Pour the two dashes of grenadine down the side so that it settles to the bottom of the glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge. Enjoy!

Are you going to miss AHS: Freak Show as much as we will? Just remember, the show may be ending, but these cocktails will last forever.

Eat, Drink and Be Thankful w/ Skinnygirl Cocktails & Sauza Tequila

Soon we’ll all be at the table surrounded by family and friends, giving thanks for the people and things we cherish most in our lives. While you are certain to fill up on the Thanksgiving feast, we just have one question, what cocktail are you toasting with? May we suggest you pass on the boring and go for one (or more) of these delicious Thanksgiving themed cocktails from Skinnygirl Cocktails and Sauza Tequila? Enjoy the delicious flavors of the time honored Thanksgiving staples of cranberry sauce or pumpkin in a decadent cocktail.

These delicious, fall themed cocktails celebrate the flavors of the season deliciously, you may find yourself enjoying more than just seconds. Are you ready to enjoy? Then let Skinnygirl Cocktails and Sauza Tequila help you toast to everything you’re thankful for with these four, festive cocktails below:

Sauza® Pumpkin Pie-tini

1 ½ parts Sauza® Blue Reposado 100% Agave Tequila
3 parts cream
½ part Torani® Pumpkin Spice Syrup
1 part simple syrup
½ tsp. vanilla extract
¼ tsp. cinnamon
¼ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
Whipped Cream and cinnamon for garnish (optional)
Shake all ingredients vigorously with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Top with whipped cream and cinnamon (optional).

Cranberry Orange Margarita

1 ½ parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
½ part DeKuyper® Triple Sec
4 parts cranberry juice
2 parts orange juice
2 oranges
½ cup cranberries, frozen
2 tbsp. sugar
First make your garnishes. Freeze ½ cup of cranberries. Using a channel knife cut a long spiral from on orange (see if you can make it all the way in one try!) and cut into 6 inch pieces. Twist the peels around your bar spoon and reserve for garnish. Zest the other orange with a spice grater to remove just the peel and none of the pith and combine with sugar. Cut the zested orange into wedges. Rub a wedge of orange around half the rim of your glasses. Roll the glasses through the sugared orange zest.

In a shaker, combine the rest of the sugar and orange zest mixture with the cranberry juice, orange juice, Sauza® Blue Silver, orange liqueur, and the juice from the orange. Twist the orange peel over the drink and place on the prepared glass. Top with frozen cranberries and serve your cocktail!

Pumpkin Spice Sipper

1 ½ parts Skinnygirl® Bare Naked Vodka
1 part canned unsweetened pumpkin
¾ part fat free sweetened condensed milk
¾ part unsweetened almond milk
½ tbsp pumpkin pie spice
Shake ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.

Turkey Day Toast

3 parts Skinnygirl® Prosecco, chilled
1 part grapefruit juice, chilled
1 part cranberry juice
1 part ginger ale
Grapefruit slice for garnish
Mix all juice ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Top with Skinnygirl® Prosecco and ginger ale. Garnish with grapefruit slice and enjoy!

We are so very thankful for these cocktails. We love all four recipes, what about you?

Holy Guacamole!! It’s National Guacamole Day

In celebration of the day, we hope you’re out there enjoying this delicious and versatile dip and topping. We don’t know about you, but we like our guac freshly made and seeing as it is the day to celebrate, we’re sharing these delicious recipes from our friends at Dos Caminos and Sauza Tequila…..well, you can’t enjoy guacamole without some tequila. Take the traditional guacamole recipe, like the one from Chef Ivy Stark and feel free to give it a fun twist with variations like Lobster Guacamole, Chipotle-Goat Cheese Guacamole or Artichoke Guacamole with Toasted Pine Nuts.

Pairing 1 – Marvelous Mango Margarita and Chipotle-Goat Cheese Guacamole

1 part Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
½ part JDK & Sons™ O3 Premium Orange Liqueur
½ large ripe mango
2 parts fresh orange juice
⅔ part lime juice
½ part simple syrup
4 parts ice
Peel, seed and chop your mango. If you have time you can freeze your prepared mango at this point. Otherwise, put all ingredients except for the ice into your blender and blend until smooth. Then add the ice. Pour the margarita into a glass and enjoy!
Rock the guac and celebrate with these guacamole and margarita pairing ideas

The sweet and fruity flavors of the Marvelous Mango Margarita provide the perfect complement to the smoky heat of the Chipotle-Goat Cheese Guacamole:

2 tbsp. finely chopped cilantro leaves
2 tsp. finely chopped white onion
2 tsp. minced jalapeño or Serrano chilies (Optional: remove seeds and membranes)
½ tsp. teaspoon Kosher salt
2 large ripe avocados, peeled and seeded
1 small plum tomato, cored, seeded, and finely chopped
2 tsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
4 oz. crumbled goat cheese
2 tbsp. chopped canned chipotle chilies

Pairing 2 – Spicy Sauza®-Rita and Artichoke Guacamole with Toasted Pine Nuts

1 part Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
2 parts beer
1 part frozen limeade concentrate
1 part water
A dash of hot sauce
Sugar (for garnish)
Salt (for garnish)
Red pepper (for garnish)
Chili pepper (for garnish)
In a glass, combine all ingredients. Chill and serve in glasses rimmed with sugar, salt and red pepper. Garnish with a chili.

Turn your cocktail up a notch this National Guacamole Day with the Spicy Sauza®-Rita. This spicy cocktail brings the heat with red and chili pepper flavors and pairs well with the mild flavors of the Artichoke Guacamole with Toasted Pine Nuts:

2 tbsp. finely chopped cilantro leaves
2 tsp. finely chopped white onion
2 tsp. minced jalapeño or Serrano chilies (Optional: remove seeds and membranes)
½ tsp. teaspoon Kosher salt
2 large ripe avocados, peeled and seeded
1 small plum tomato, cored, seeded, and finely chopped
2 tsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
1 cup marinated artichoke hearts, chopped
¼ cup toasted pine nuts

Pairing 3 – Strawberry Sparkler and Lobster Guacamole

1 part Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
½ part DeKuyper® Strawberry Liqueur
½ part (chilled) rose champagne
½ part limeade
3 strawberries
1 tbsp. sugar
1 lime wedge
Wash, stem, quarter and freeze strawberries for at least 1 hour (can be done the day ahead). Run a wedge of lime around the rim of your champagne flute and dip in a plate of sugar to coat rim. Place 3 frozen strawberries in the bottom of the prepared flute. Pour champagne into the glass. In a shaker filled with ice, combine tequila, limeade, and strawberry liqueur. Shake and pour into glass. Add a squeeze of fresh lime if desired and serve immediately.

Try the Strawberry Sparkler with the Lobster Guacamole for a fresh take on the traditional lobster/champagne pairing.

2 tbsp. finely chopped cilantro leaves
2 tsp. finely chopped white onion
2 tsp. minced jalapeño or Serrano chilies (Optional: remove seeds and membranes)
½ tsp. teaspoon Kosher salt
2 large ripe avocados, peeled and seeded
1 small plum tomato, cored, seeded, and finely chopped
2 tsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
1 lb. whole lobster or 4 oz. lobster meat, steamed, cleaned and rough chopped
Japanese pickled ginger for garnish (Optional)
In a medium size bowl, use the back of a spoon to mash 1 tablespoon of the cilantro, 1 teaspoon onion, 1 teaspoon of minced chile, and ½ teaspoon salt together against the bottom of the bowl. Steam, cool and pick meat from lobster and rough chop. Then add to bowl. Add the avocados and gently mash them with a fork until chunky-smooth. Fold the remaining cilantro, onion, and chile into the mixture. Stir in tomatoes and lime juice, taste to adjust the seasonings. Add Japanese pickled ginger for garnish (optional). Serve with warm corn tortilla chips.

It’s Margarita Time | Sauza Sparkling Margaritas

Love Margaritas but hate the preparation? Get ready to enjoy delicious Margaritas while skipping the blender. Sauza Tequila, makers of premium tequilas, introduces a line-up of ready-to-serve, sparkling margaritas made with real tequila, that comes in four effervescent flavors – Original Lime, Mango Peach, Wild Berry, and Watermelon.

The Original Lime boasts a sweet, smooth, and tart lime taste, it’s medium-bodied, clear and has a pleasant citrus finish, just like an original Margarita. The Mango Peach features a sweet and tart peach taste, with a medium-bodied, sweet citrus finish. It’s also our favorite flavor. The Wildberry is a bright cherry with fresh citrus  taste, it features sweet tart cherry and a hint of spice for a bold finish. The most recent flavor launch, Watermelon, combines sweet lime, and tequila married with bold watermelon that leaves a lingering sweet green and tequila finish on the tongue.

If you love Margaritas and want instate delicious taste gratification, grab yourself a bottle or two of Sauza Tequila Sparkling Margaritas. They are perfect for a night in or out. A 750ml bottle of Sauza Sparkling Margaritas retails for $12.99 each.