Tequila Cocktails For Fall

Fall is in full swing and for those of you planning some fun fall soiree’s, here’s a new tequila you will want to add to your bar! Soltado Tequila is the world’s first infused añejo tequila, made from 100% blue Weber agave, aged 28 months in American white oak and infused with organic (hot!) Serrano peppers and Mexican cinnamon. The distillery is a farmer owned co-op (one of only two in all of Mexico), located in Juanacatlán, area in the lowlands of Jalisco.

Thanks to Soltado, here are some fun fall inspired tequila cocktails that you will want to enjoy for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or any day you have off.

picture1The Pumpkin King: by Kourtney Wenke, Butapub

  • 1 1/2 oz Soltado Spicy Añejo Tequila
  • 3/4 oz Fireball whiskey
  • 1oz pumpkin butter
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • Ginger beer
  • Lemon or lime slice

Method: Shake and pour into glass, top with ginger beer and a lemon slice.

picture6The Smashing Pumpkin: by Harry Brigham, Ram’s Head Inn

  • 2 oz Soltado Spicy Añejo Tequila
  • 2 oz Fresh Local Apple Cider
  • 3/4 oz Pumpkin Spice Syrup
  • 2 1/2 oz Pumpkin Ale (or other pumpkin flavored beer)

Method: Combine first 3 ingredients in mixing cup with ice, shake to chill, strain into chilled martini glass. Add pumpkin beer.  Garnish with fresh apple slice and a dash of nutmeg.

Pumpkin Marg-O’Rita: by Cassandra Rosen, Soltado Tequila

  • picture52 oz Soltado Spicy Añejo Tequila
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 1 oz vanilla simple syrup
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 1 oz Cointreau
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • Dash of pumpkin pie spice
  • Rim:
    • 1/4 oz orange juice
    • Black sea salt rim

Method: Put the salt on a plate. Pour the orange juice into  bowl, dip the rim of the glass to wet. Dip into salt, set aside to chill. Add all remaining ingredients to ice, shake. Using a fine strainer, strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Serve!

picture4Peachy Brown Betty: by Kourtney Wenke, Butapub

  • 1 1/4 oz Soltado Spicy Añejo Tequila
  • 3/4 oz Butterscotch schnapps
  • 1oz house peach syrup
  • 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
  • Rim: butterscotch schnapps, and cinnamon sugar cookie, crushed

Method: Shake all in shaker and strain into martini glass, rimmed with cinnamon sugar cookie. Top with a pinch of cinnamon.

 

picture3Apple Pickin’ Punch: by David Weissman, Pig Island NYC

  • 1/2 oz Soltado Tequila
  • 1 oz El Buho Mezcal
  • 3 oz sparkling apple cider
  • Garnish: apple slices
  • Rim: BBQ rub and sea salt

Method: Rim a rocks glass with BBQ rub and salt, add ice, set aside. Shake all ingredients with ice, strain over rocks. Garnish with an apple slice.

picture2Meet You At Sunset: by Cassandra Rosen, Soltado Tequila

  • 5 oz Soltado Spicy Añejo Tequila
  • .50 oz Orange Liqueur
  • .75 oz Gran Classico
  • 5 oz blood orange juice
  • .5 lime juice
  • Top sweet sparkling wine

Method: Shake, strain into a tall goblet with crushed ice, top with sparkling. Garnish with a blood orange slice.

 

 

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

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