These Organic Tequila Cocktails Will Help Your Beverage Program Stand Out

As a restaurant operator and bar manager, it’s hard to decide whether you should stay on trend or aim to be unique in order to compete. We say try to differentiate yourself from the rest by doing something different.

It could be a different recipe or developing a signature housemade mix, even incorporating a different utilization of a high-quality product can make a big difference.

In this episode of Foodable’s Smart Kitchen and Bar our resident master mixologist, Oscar Castaneda, will demonstrate how to make two scalable cocktails to help your bar program stand out featuring Dulce Vida Spirits.

“I want to keep breaking away from margaritas (even though this tequila makes a great ingredient for a skinny one), I had to make something worth talking about,” says Oscar Castaneda. "With a little play on words, we have taken Charros (Mexican mariachi members), and [the] seductive ingredient Cherry to name this delicious drink."

The color of this cocktail will intrigue your guests and have them asking about My Name is Charry everytime they see someone drinking it.

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MY NAME IS CHARRY

  • 2 oz Dulce Vida Lime Infused Tequila
  • 3/4 oz homemade cherry sauce
  • Lemon juice from 1 lemon freshly squeezed
  • Orange juice from 1/2 orange freshly squeezed
  • Chili pepper or cayenne (not finalized yet)
  • Shaken, poured over ice, garnished with orange and lime zest, and a black cherry

This next drink is not your typical Bloody Mary. The reason why is because instead of vodka we are using tequila and a housemade Bloody Mary mix. Oscar calls it Bloody Nonsense.

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BLOODY NONSENSE

  • 2 oz Dulce Vida Tequila Blanco
  • 4 oz of Mix— which includes the following ingredients:   
  • Tomato Purée
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Kosher salt
  • All spice
  • Black pepper

 

  • Horseradish
  • Jalapeños
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Capers
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Cilantro

This cocktail is garnished with a celery salt mix rim (celery seeds, Himalayan salt, pepper, chili powder) grape tomato, sweet gherkin pickles, olive, and a cocktail onion.

Check out the Smart Kitchen and Bar episode to learn tips about how to make these drinks scalable for your beverage program!