Bloody Pome-quila

Created by Monica Carbonell, Beverage Director of Liquid Culture, this spooky libation is sure to be a hit at your Halloween party!

Bloody Pome-quila
• 1.5 oz Blanco tequila
• 1 oz Pomegranate juice
• 1 oz Grapefruit juice
• .75 oz Grand Marnier
• 2 dashes El Guapo® Holiday Pie Bitters
Icing sugar, water & red food coloring, for garnish

To create blood dripping rim, mix icing sugar and red food coloring into a paste in a small, shallow plate and add drops of water until the mixture takes on a thick, viscous consistency. Dip clean rocks glasses into liquid & turn upright to dry. The red liquid will run down the glass as it dries, imitating blood. (Skip this for ease & a great drink sans the Halloween effect).

In a shaker filled with ice, combine tequila, juices, Grand Marnier and bitters. Shake until well shilled. Fill blood-rimmed rocks glass with ice & strain cocktail, serving immediately.

Sweep The Leg

Created by Lane Primeaux, Beverage Director of Soji in Baton Rouge. We specially formulated watermelon cordial specifically for this cocktail (but we’ve included simplified instructions below for you to make at home!) This fruit-forward summer cocktail will cool you off in the summer heat.

• 2 oz tequila
• 1 oz El Guapo® Watermelon Cordial (home recipe below)
• .75 oz fresh lime juice
• 1 tsp Chareau Aloe Liqueur
• 1 pinch, cilantro
• Watermelon wedge, for garnish

In clean shaker filled with ice, combine tequila, cordial, juice, liqueur and cilantro. Shake thoroughly until well chilled. Double strain into a collins glass, and garnish with a watermelon wedge prior to serving.

To create watermelon cordial at home, juice fresh watermelon (pulp only, no rinds!) until 4 cups of juice are reserved. Pour juice and 2 pounds of sugar into a large heavy bottomed sauce pan, heating slowly and stirring until all sugar is dissolved. Simmer for up to two hours, until liquid is reduced by half. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Strain liquid through a cheese cloth and funnel into a mason jar or other storage container. The cordial will keep for up to three weeks if properly refrigerated.

The Full Monte

Created by Kat Whyte for The Basement Bar in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The Full Monte
• 1.25 oz Mezcal (Kat used Montelobos)
• .5 oz Tequila (Kat used Tequila Cabeza)
• .33 oz Campari
• .33 oz Agave
• 2 dashes El Guapo® Fuego Bitters
• Flamed orange twist, for garnish

In a mixing glass filled with ice, combine Mezcal, Tequila, Campari, agave & bitters. Stir until well chilled & strain into lowball over ice. Garnish with flamed orange twist and serve immediately.

Cucumber Jalapeño Margarita

Cucumber Jalapeño Margarita
• 1.5 oz Reposado tequila
• 1 oz Cointreau
• Fresh jalapeño slices
• Fresh cucumber slices
• 2 oz El Guapo® Lime Cordial
• 6 dashes El Guapo® Cucumber Lavender Bitters
• Rock salt, for rim if desired

In a clean shaker, add desired number of jalapeño and cucumber slices. Add lime cordial and muddle thoroughly. Add tequila and cointreau before filling shaker with ice. Shake vigorously, and strain into margarita glass. Salt rim of glass with rock salt prior to straining if desired. Top with bitters and garnish with additional cucumber and jalapeño slices prior to serving.

Polynesian Paloma

Polynesian Paloma
• 2 oz Tequila
• .25 oz Fresh lime juice
• 1 oz Fresh grapefruit juice
• 1 oz El Guapo® Lime Cordial
• 6 dashes El Guapo® Polynesian Kiss Bitters
• Club soda
In a shaker filled with ice, pour tequila, lime & grapefruit juice, cordial & bitters. Shake vigorously, & strain into a coupe filled with crushed ice. Top with club soda & garnish with edible flowers or eucalyptus leaves before serving

Savory Margarita

Savory Margarita
• 2 Cherry tomatoes
• 1.5 oz Blanco tequila
• .5 oz El Guapo® Lime Cordial
• .25 oz Freshly pressed lime juice
• .25 oz Aloe liqueur
• Watermelon rind, for garnish

In a clean shaker thoroughly muddle the cherry tomatoes with the tequila. Add lime cordial, lime juice and liqueur before filling shaker with ice. Shake vigorously, and strain into a footed ale glass. Garnish with watermelon rind before serving.

El Guapo Spicy Margarita

El Guapo Spicy Margarita
• 1.5 oz Reposado tequila
• .75 oz El Guapo® Lime Cordial
• .5 oz Curacao or triple sec
• 6 dashes El Guapo® Fuego Bitters
• Course rock salt & lime wheels, for garnish

In a shaker filled with ice, pour tequila, lime cordial, Curacao or triple sec and bitters. Shake vigorously. Salt the rim of a margarita glass (if desired), and fill the glass with ice. Strain margarita over rocks, and garnish with lime wheels. For a spicier margarita, add additional dashes of Fuego bitters.