NATIONAL TEQUILA DAY: Make A Chocolate Tequila Cocktail
If you’ve never had a chocolate tequila cocktail, today’s the day: July 24th is National Tequila Day.
Since the Margarita cocktail has its own holiday (National Margarita Day is February 22nd), celebrate with a different tequila cocktail.
Beyond the Margarita, some of the most popular tequila cocktails are:
The Mint Chocolate Black Barrel, developed by Hornitos Tequila, uses Hornitos Black Barrel tequila, a premium aged añejo (here are the different expressions of tequila).
First, the tequila is aged in traditional American Oak barrels for 12 months. Then, it spends four months in deep charred oak barrels (the “black barrels”).
Finally, it spends two more months in specially toasted barrels, which engender more depth and complexity.
All this aging produces a rich, smoky flavor and a golden amber color.
It’s Easy to drink and unforgettably smooth, it is an elegant sipping tequila. So if you don’t feel like chocolate today, just pour the tequila over ice.
1. LIGHTLY MUDDLE 3-5 mint leaves in a shaker. Add the remaining ingredients except the garnish, and shake vigorously.
2. STRAIN into a martini glass and garnish with a strawberry.
PAIRINGS FOR DESSERT
A chocolate cocktail is too sweet to serve as an apéritif. We prefer it as an after-dinner drink.
If you want to pair it with dessert, keep the dessert simple. You don’t want flavors that compete with the cocktail, but flavors that complement it.
If you’re a chocoholic, you can serve it with a simple chocolate dessert, like a bundt. Otherwise, consider:
>THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF TEQUILA