Tequila Camarena is a family-owned label with a history that goes back more than 250 years to the mountains of the Jalisco region of Mexico. Tequila distilling emerged in the 1700s in the area. The Camarena family planted, and harvested Agave plants to create its label for 150 years, carrying on the rich tradition of their ancestors. Tequila Camarena is an award-winning label known for its smoothness. The tasting notes of Tequila Camarena include a slight herbal quality with a hint of vanilla for the Silver edition. The Reposito offers toastier notes. They're essentials for any mixologist's treasure trove of essentials. Both work well with citrus and other fruity cocktails. Here are five cocktails that are perfect for Tequila Camarena.
1. Familia Camarena reposado Paloma
Winemag obtained the family recipe from Familia Camarena Reposado Tequila for this label-specific cocktail containing the Reposado version. A Paloma is a simple cocktail featuring grapefruit juice.
- One ounce Familia Camarena Reposado Tequila
- Two ounces of ruby red grapefruit juice
- Lime wedge or grapefruit wedge
- Seltzer or grapefruit soda
- Collins Cocktail glass
How to make the Familia Camarena Reposado Paloma
This cocktail does not blend the ingredients before building. It can be made with any type of 100% grapefruit juice, but fresh-squeezed is the best. You can use a lime wedge or a grapefruit wedge for garnish. The seltzer water may be substituted with grapefruit soda if you prefer a sweeter drink. Place ice in the cocktail glass. Pour the ingredients in one at a time. Add the Grapefruit juice, the Reposado Tequila, and a splash of seltzer water or grapefruit soda. Garnish with a lime or grapefruit wedge and serve.
2. Lunar Leprechaun
The recipe for the Lunar Leprechaun comes from Intoxicology's collection. It's an easy cocktail to make and is suitable for st. Paddy's celebrations but it's also an inviting spring drink with a lovely green color.
- 1.5 ounces Silver Tequila Camarena
- 1-ounce Melon liqueur
- 1.2 ounce Triple Sec
- 1-ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
- 1 since of lime for garnish
- 1 Margarita glass or tall cocktail glass
Dip the rim of the cocktail glass in water, then in salt to cover the rim. Fill the cocktail glass with ice. Build the cocktail by adding Tequila, Melon liquor, Triple Sec, and lime juice. Garnish with a lime wheel and serve.
3. Quintessential Tequila Martini
The Quintessential Tequila Martini was adapted by The Intoxicoloigist's Cherri Loughlin. It's a variation of the Martini that is easy to make with just two main ingredients. It's one of the easiest cocktails to make using Tequila Camarena. We recommend this for anyone who is learning the art of mixology and looking for easy recipes to get started.
- 1/4 ounce Orange Liqueur
- 3 ounces Tequila camarena
- An Orange Twist
- 1 chilled Martini glass
How to make the Quintessential Tequila Martini
Combine the Tequila and Orange Liqueur in a shaker with ice. Shake until all ingredients are combined and chilled. Shake for one to two minutes. Pour the mixture through an ice strainer into the chilled martini glass. Squeeze the orange twist on top of the drink, and drop it into the cocktail. This recipe makes one refreshing and strong Quintessential Tequila Martini.
4. Watermelon Grapefruit Agua Fresca
This recipe is adapted from Tequila Avian's tequila cocktail recipe. It's a refreshing citrus-based cocktail with grapefruit and watermelon that is complemented by the slight vanilla essence of Tequila Camarena Silver. This cocktail is ideal for hot summer days or warm evenings. It has a fruity and refreshing flavor with citrus overtones. The Watermelon Grapefruit Agua Fresca is a simple cocktail that is fast and easy to make. The recipe makes two cocktails. You can double or triple the recipe to serve a crowd.
- One ounce Tequila Camarena Silver
- 18 ounces seedless watermelon chopped with the rind removed
- 1.75 ounces freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, any variety
- Large Bowl
- Small Pitcher
- Grapefruit Wedges
- Sprigs of Mint
- Two rock cocktail glasses
Combine the chopped watermelon, tequila, and grapefruit juice in a large bowl. Mix until all ingredients are well-blended. Pour into a small pitcher to fill cocktail glasses. Fill rocks glasses with ice and pour the ingredients in the pitcher into the glasses. garnish each cocktail with one sprig of mint and a grapefruit wedge. If you're in a hurry, you can substitute the freshly squeezed grapefruit juice with commercial juice, but it's best with 100% juice with no additives.
5. Camarena Old Fashioned
Tequila Camarena supplied this recipe for its signature Camarena Old Fashioned. It's a classic cocktail that is suitable for any occasion year-round. It's a hearty drink with a balanced composition of bitter, sweet, and toasty goodness.
- Two ounces Camarena Resposado
- 1/2 ounce Agave Nectar
- 2 dashes of bitters
- double rocks cocktail glass
- Orange peel
Fill the rocks glass with ice. Add the Camarena Resposado, agave nectar, and two dashes of bitters over the ice. Stir the drink with a cocktail stirrer. Garnish with orange peel, and serve.
Camarena Tequila is a smooth alcohol label offered in two varieties. The Silver label features a slight hint of herbs and vanilla and the Resposado has a lightly toasty essence. Both are award-winning labels with a smooth quality that makes them ideal for sipping. They pair well with various cocktails and are suitable for making Martinis, Margaritas, Palomas, and various other craft cocktails. We offer five cocktail recipes that Camarena Tequila perfectly compliments. You can have fun creating your signature versions of the drinks by experimenting with different liqueurs, seltzers, simple syrups, and fruit juices. Most of the cocktail recipes serve one to two. Don't be afraid to experiment with your ideas for creating beverages tailored to suit your preferences. It's how some of the classic and most iconic cocktails of all time came to exist.
Written by Lily Wordsmith
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