Here are some top tips for making cocktails at home from Shae Silvestro, Herradura Brand Ambassador
- Use lots of ice! If a drink is to be served over ice then the glass should be FULL of it and when shaking a drink always FILL the shaker with it. This keeps the drink colder and fresher for longer.
- Always have a recipe and measure the ingredients! If you don’t have a bar jigger then use an egg cup or something similar to keep to the right proportions.
- Fresh lemon and lime juice are key! There is NO comparison between fresh citrus and the bottled version.
- Use good quality alcohol and mixers! Mixers should always be fresh and cold.
-If you’re making drinks for a large group of people then pre prepare pitchers of cocktails or even a punch, just don’t add the ice of any fizzy mixers yet! Simply multiply the recipe several times according to the size of your pitcher or punch bowl, place in the fridge until required and when it’s time to serve just add ice and the appropriate mixer. Now you have all the time in the world to spend with your guests!
- Glassware! You don’t have to spend a lot of money if you don’t want to. Just go to your local Salvo and you’ll find some great glassware! They’ll be a great talking point at any party!
A couple of Silvestro's Delicious Summer Cocktails
1. Herradura Gimlet Grenade
- 60ml Herradura Silver
- 30ml Monin Pomegranate
- 30ml Fresh lime juice
- 6 Mint leaves
- 1cm slice of cucumber
- Muddle, shake & strain
- Mint leaf
2. Little j
- 60ml Herradura Anejo
- 10ml Dry Vermouth
- 10ml Herradura agave syrup
- 1 Dash Orange Bitters
- Stir & strain
- Tumbler – rock ice
- Mint sprig
Tequila Herradura is a selection of premium tequilas introduced to the Australian market that deliver the world’s highest quality authentic tequilas produced in one of Mexico’s most historic distilleries.
The range boasts incredible versatility and mixability due to textures stemming from a specific aging process for each, stored in wooden barrels for 45 days (Silver), 11 months (Reposado), two years (Ańejo) and four years (Selección Suprema).
Much like Champagne or Scotch, a true tequila requires the blue agave from which it is produced to come from a specific region of Mexico. At the centre of this region is the Casa Herradura, the world’s third largest tequila producer and the 26,000 acres of the Herradura plantation.
For more recipes and information visit: www.herradura.com