The taste of summer

In celebration of summer, HOME and 1800 Tequila came together to create four irresistible cocktails – a refreshing take on classic tequila recipes.

From subtle coconut notes, hints of chilli, fruit and pepper to vibrant, sweet combinations, these drinks are best enjoyed poolside or beachfront.

With thanks to Porch Bar & Eatery, for use of the location, and to mixologist Fabritzio Candiani of The Cocktail Guy.

Northern Heat

This deliciously fresh tipple incorporates sweet notes and packs a punch with a touch of chili.

Ingredients:
45ml 1800 Coconut Tequila
20ml fresh pineapple juice
20ml fresh lime juice
10ml agave syrup

4ml Kaitaia Fire chili sauce
Fresh pineapple wedge to garnish
Siracha salt for rim

Method

Chill an old fashioned glass

Rim the glass with lime juice, then siracha salt

Into a cocktail shaker add 1800 Coconut Tequila, pineapple juice, lime juice, agave syrup and Kaitaia Fire

Fill the shaker with ice and shaker gloriously hard for 10 seconds

Add fresh ice to the old fashioned glass

Strain the cocktail into the glass

Garnish with fresh pineapple wedge and siracha salt

Paloma

The origins of this beautifully simple summer cocktail aren’t known, but it is thought it was named after La Paloma, a popular folk song composed in the the late 1800s. Sweet, sour, and a touch fruity, this Paloma is a treat for the tastebuds.

Ingredients:
45ml 1800 Silver Tequila
120ml grapefruit soda
Fresh lime juice & salt for rim

Method:

Chill a highball glass

Rim the glass with lime juice, then salt

Add 45ml 1800 Silver Tequila to the glass

Squeeze the juice of 1/2 a lime into the glass,
keep the husk

Fill the glass with ice

Charge the glass with grapefruit soda,
stir to combine

Garnish with the lime husk

Pina

A lively, fresh infusion combining the zesty twang of lime, sweet pineapple and 1800 Coconut Tequila.

Ingredients:
40ml 1800 Coconut Tequila
40ml pineapple juice
40ml cold earl grey tea
5ml lime juice
Kaffir lime leaf for garnish

Method:

Chill a large wine glass

Into a cocktail shaker add 1800 Coconut Tequila, pineapple juice, earl grey tea & lime juice

Add ice to the shaker, close and shake hard for 7 seconds

Double strain into the chilled wine glass

Garnish with a kaffir lime leaf and enjoy

New Zealand Margarita

Bitter sweet. This fresh take on the classic margarita will delight the senses.

Ingredients:
45ml 1800 Silver Tequila
20ml fresh lime juice
15ml honey syrup
(2 parts honey: 1 part water)
4ml Angostura bitters
2ml saline solution
(10 parts water: 1 part salt)

Method:

Chill a beautiful coupe glass

Into a cocktail shaker add 45ml 1800 Silver Tequila, 20ml fresh lime juice, 15ml honey syrup and 2 dashes of Angostura bitters

Add ice to the shaker and shake it gloriously hard

Double strain into the empty and cold coupe glass

Spritz salt water over the drink
and serve

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