It’s unofficially summer in Texas. This week in Dallas the temps hit 96 degrees and felt warmer than that with the heat index. When nature is calling for summer, why fight it? Join in the spirit with a Santorita.
This delicious drink is a small twist on the typical margarita by using a spirit which is gaining popularity. Mezquila is a blend of mezcal and tequila. Mezcal is derived from various types of agave plants and usually has a distinctive smoky character. Tequila is made only from blue agave and comes from specific parts of Mexico. When blended together you get mezquila.
Who better to bring you this tasty spirit than Sammy Hagar and Adam Levine? The two have teamed up to make Santo. Santo is a blend of mezcal and tequila with a touch of smokiness and a soft agave finish. This smoky flavor makes for an interesting flavor in your margarita.
You all know that Craig has a job where he occasionally gets to meet some super cool people. These photos are from a Santo kick off party from about a year ago. When asked if he got pictures with Sammy or Adam, his reply was, “I was standing in the back talking to Adam’s parents.” Sigh!
To make this smoky little number, you need Santo, Cointreau, cocktail ready agave nectar, a whole lime and a half of an orange. The addition of a little squeezed orange juice to this recipe enhances the smoky flavor of the Santo to give your margarita a richer, smoother taste. This drink is a great compliment to your next Tex-Mex or Mexican meal.
Sammy Hagar has a video on youtube making the Santorita, or you can keep reading and get it here.
The Santorita is a delicious twist on the traditional margarita made with the smoky flavor of mezquila.
- 1.5 ounces Santo Mezquila
- 1 ounce cointreau
- .25 ounce cocktail ready agave nectar
- 1 whole lime squeezed
- 1/2 orange squeezed
- Add the lime and orange juices to the shaker.
- Add Santo, Cointreau, and agave nectar.
- Add ice and shake.
- Pour into margarita glass and serve.
You can find Santo at most Walmarts that sell spirits, Total Wine, and other fine liquor stores.
Now we are all set to serve a Santorita at our next pool party. Who knows? Maybe Sammy and Adam might show up?
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