Celebrate Valentine’s Day with George Clooney…kinda

Casamigos Tequila

And now a word from Casamigos co-owners, Messrs. George Clooney and restaurant mogul, Rande Gerber: “We love tequila, on the rocks, by the shot, at times, straight from the bottle.”

Casamigos offers a twist on that notion by offering some Valentine’s Day Cocktail recipes for you and your honey to help celebrate the special day:

CASAMIGOS HEARTS ON FIRE
2 oz. Casamigos Blanco Tequila
1 oz. Blood orange juice
1 oz. Fresh lime juice
.5 oz. Sugar Cane syrup
2 Dashes of firewater bitters OR 3-4 slices of a serrano pepper
Rim of salt/sugar/tijan or chipotle mixture (equal parts)

Method: Add all ingredients into shaker. Muddle fruit. Add ice. Shake vigorously for 8-10 seconds. Fine strain into rocks glass. Add fresh ice.  Garnish with heart-shaped cut out of blood orange peel and place on top of cocktail

casamigos strawberry smashSTRAWBERRY SMASH
2 oz. Casamigos Blanco Tequila
1 oz. Fresh lime juice
.5 oz. Sugar Cane syrup
2 Full strawberries
4 Basil leaves
2 Dashes peychauds bitter

Method: Combine all ingredients into tin shaker. Muddle herbs. Add ice. Shake vigorously for 8-10seconds. Fine strain into coupe glass. Garnish with large basil leaf and 3 heart-shaped strawberry slices through skewer.

Casamigos Tequila is available in Blanco, Reposado, and Añejo. Casamigos small batch, ultra-premium tequilas are made from the finest hand-selected 100% Blue Weber agaves. They are grown in the rich red clay soil and cool climate of Mexico’s Jalisco Highlands for a minimum of seven years. The agave piñas are roasted in traditional brick ovens for 72 hours before undergoing an extra-slow 80-hour fermentation process. The outstanding Casamigos Añejo is aged 14 months. Its aroma is pure and complex and showcases soft caramel and vanilla notes. The taste is balanced with sweetness and spice, which makes for a lush and smooth finish.
www.casamigostequila.com
Words by Randy Mastronicola