The Best Cocktail Recipes For This Week!

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TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD

Our FREE rum and tequila tasting is coming up TOMORROW from 4-7 at Mora’s.

To prepare for it, we’ve been thinking about our favorite rum and tequila cocktails. Keep reading to learn more about them, and stop by the shop tomorrow from 4-7 to sample them!

TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD: Our very own Carolyn Mora is a retired librarian, so this Tequila Mockingbird was inspired by her!

In a pint glass, add:

– 2 oz. Deleon Resposado Tequila

– 1/2 oz. Agave Nectar

-2-3 dashes of Peychaud’s Bitters

-Add ice, and stir (no shaking!!)

-For a special touch, spritz or wash the inside of an old-fashioned glass with Absinthe.

-Strain the cocktail into the old-fashioned glass and garnish with an orange peel.

RUM OLD FASHIONED:  

In an old-fashioned glass, add:

– 1 sugar cube to the bottom of a glass, and 2-3 drops of Bittermens Xocolatl Mole Bitters

– Fill the glass with ice

– Add Pampero Aniversario Rum, and garnish with a cherry and orange slice

Creative Cocktails Using Bittermens Handmade Bitters

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Creative Cocktails Bittermens SM post

We’re big fans of Bittermens Handmade Bitters. These small-batch artisanal bitters are a great way to add a zing to any cocktail. They come in many unique flavors, and we were inspired to create our own Bittermen’s Cocktails with them! You can purchase any of the spirits listed by clicking the links below.

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Bittermens Hellfire Jalapeno Margarita: (makes two cocktails)

2  drops Bittermens Hellfire Habanero Shrub Bitters

4 oz. Leyenda del Milagro Silver Tequila

1/2 jalepeno, seeded and diced

Juice of two limes

2 lime slices

1 Tbs. agave nectar

Directions: Muddle limes and jalapeno in margarita glasses with a salted rim until well mixed. Shake remaining ingredients in a cocktail shaker and strain into margarita  glasses.

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Bittermens Burlesque Boulevardier: (makes two cocktails)

2 drops Bittermens Burlesque Bitters

2 ounces ADK Bourbon

2 ounces Carpano Punt E Mes Sweet Vermouth

Ice

Orange twist

Directions: Combine ice and ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Strain into two chilled old fashioned glasses and garnish with an orange twist.

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Bittermens Xocolatl Mole Rum Old Fashioned: (makes two cocktails)

2 drops Bittermens Xocolatle Mole Bitters

2 ounces Ron Centenario Rum

Ice

Sugar Cube

Maraschino cherry

Directions: Place the sugar cube in a chilled old-fashioned glass and sprinkle with bitters. Add lemon peel, ice cubes, and rum. Garnish with cherry.