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Six Sensuous “Off-The-Menu” Cocktails

In celebration of National Tequila Day this Friday, DeLeón Tequila is partnering with nationally-renowned mixologists from New York, Los Angeles and Miami for secret “off-the-menu” cocktails inspired by this elevated spirit that will be available to those “in the know” from now through August.  This program is called #NextLevelOrder and features DeLeón Platinum, a provocative Blanco made an innovative blend of traditional yet unique tequila making processes.

New York City-

Extra Fancy_Peach Colored GlassesExtra Fancy 302 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn New York, 11211

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Drink: “Peach Colored Glasses” by Meaghan Montagano Venue: Extra Fancy

Ingredients:

  • 5 oz. DeLeòn Platinum Tequila
  • 1 oz. Grand Marnier Raspberry Peach
  • .75 oz. spiced honey syrup
  • .5 oz. lemon juice
  • .5 oz. peach puree
  • Sparkling brut rose

Shake DeLeòn Tequila, Grand Marnier, syrup, lemon and peach puree over ice and top with a splash of sparkling brut rose.

The Plaza_Lost HorizonVenue: PALM COURT AT THE PLAZA HOTEL

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Drink: “Lost Horizon” by James Menite

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. DeLeòn Platinum Tequila
  • 1 oz. Perfect Puree papaya puree
  • 1 whole egg
  • .5 oz. simple syrup
  • 2 dashes Regan’s Orange Bitters
  • Freshly grated nutmeg
  • 5 dried cranberries and orange peel

In a Koriko shaker, shake 1 whole egg for 1 minute vigorously to emulsify. Add ice and all other ingredients, incorporate with a second shake, then double strain ingredients into a chilled Coupe. Add 5 dried cranberries and orange peel for garnish with freshly grated nutmeg. Enjoy deliciousness.

Los Angeles-

Sassafras Saloon_La CaifanaVenue: SASSAFRAS SALOON

Drink: “La Cafina” by Karen Grill

Ingredients:

  • 5 oz. DeLeòn Platinum Tequila
  • .5 oz. La Nina Primario
  • .75 oz. pineapple chili shrib
  • .5 oz. lime juice
  • Shaved cinnamon

Add all ingredients but cinnamon to shaker tin and shake vigorously over ice. Strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass. Shave cinnamon over top and garnish with pineapple wedge and jalapeno slice.

BarToni's_Summer of LoveVenue: BARTONI’S 

Drink: “Summer of Love” by Aidan Demarest

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. DeLeòn Platinum Tequila
  • .25 oz. Smith and Cross Rum
  • .75 oz. Sherry
  • .5 oz. Velvet Falernum
  • .75 oz. lime juice
  • .5 oz. passion fruit syrup

Shake all ingredients and pour into a frosted mug over crushed ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

Toca Madera_Agave Por VidaVenue: TOCA MADERA

Drink: “Agave Por Vida” by Juan Martinez

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. DeLeòn Platinum Tequila
  • Fresh Watermelon
  • .5 oz. watermelon mint shrub
  • .5 oz. sweetened ginger juice
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • Tamarind Candy

Build cocktail in tin, throw two pieces of watermelon into tin and muddle. Add lime juice, ginger juice, watermelon- mint shrub and DeLeòn Platinum. Shake and pour into Cantarito (clay cup). Top off with more fresh ice and garnish with mint sprig and tamarind candy.

Miami-

Regent Cocktail Club_CobbleoneVenue: REGENT COCKTAIL CLUB

Drink: “Cobbleone” by Richie Petronzi

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. DeLeòn Platinum Tequila
  • 1 oz. lemon juice
  • 1 oz. agave syrup
  • .5 oz Amontillado Sherry
  • .5 oz. Pedro Ximenez Sherry

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker except for the Pedro Ximenez Sherry. Shake well and pour into a double old-fashioned glass. Top with crushed ice and float Pedro Ximenez Sherry on top. Garnish with blackberries and raspberries.

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