Looking for a tequila-based cocktail to share with your dad? Try one of these from Tequila Avión.

By Cari Jorgensen

Avión Reserva 44 is the latest Extra Añejo release from Tequila Avión. Using ultra-slow filtration, Reserva 44 was aged for 43 months in a stone temperature-controlled cave. It was then aged for another month in a barrel, adding refinement to the spirit and giving it a deeper, more complex flavor, the company said. Reserva 44 was hand-poured into a crystal decanter, which was hand-signed by Ken Austin, Avión founder.

There are 744 cases available of the first release of Reserva 44. It is available for $150 per bottle. Reservebar.com offers bottles of Reserva 44 with custom etching for $170, perhaps as a Father’s Day gift?

Tequilas from Tequila Avión can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks or in one of these cocktails.

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Avión Old School

2 oz. Avión Añejo
1/2 oz. Simple syrup
1 Orange slice
1 Cherry
Dash of bitters

Muddle cherry, orange, bitters & simple syrup. Add Avión Añejo, ice and shake well. Strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice and garnish with orange peel.

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Avión Añejo Sour

1 1/2 oz. Avión Añejo
3/4 oz. Fresh lemon juice
3/4 oz. Simple syrup

Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a cherry and lemon wedge.

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Avión Ginger

2 oz. Avión Reposado
8 oz. Ginger Ale

Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a Collins glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wheel.

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Avión Añejo

2 oz. Avión Añejo

Pour into a low ball glass and serve neat or on the rocks.