Thursday, April 23, 2009

New Corzo Cocktail for '09 CINCO DE MAYO!!

Celebrate this year’s Cinco de Mayo with the help of Mexican Mixologist Junior Merino! Advanced in his craft, yet true to his heritage - Junior recently created the CORZO LA FUTURA, a modern version of the margarita. The recipe combines fresh Agave Nectar, a traditional and indigenous Mexican ingredient, with pineapple, lime juice, ginger and CORZO, modern tequila with a luxurious, but authentic flavor. Recipe highlights include:

· Transcending the traditional margarita glass with sleek, modern glassware.
· Ingredients like fresh Agave Nectar which elevate the cocktail and preserve traditions.
· Use of large ice clubs for less diluting and more effective cooling.

Growing up in the culinary melting pot of Central Mexico, Junior was always infusing and mixing exotic ingredients and fresh juices. After immigrating to the United States at age 16, he made a name for himself by creating unique, specialty cocktails for hot spots across the country.

CORZO LA FUTURA by Junior Merino

1 ½ Part CORZO Silver
¾ Part Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur
¾ Part Pineapple Juice
1 Part Fresh Lime Juice
½ Part Agave Nectar

Pour all ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake and pour into a margarita glass or rocks glass. Garnish with a slice of crystallized ginger and lemon peel.

About Junior Merino

Master Mixologist Junior Merino has built his career on fusing exotic, unexpected flavors. Junior has created signature cocktails for dozens of restaurants and bars across the world. Due to his well-known creativity, Junior has won a "Rising Star" award from Star Chefs and a special recognition from Mexico's government for his knowledge of Mexican ingredients. Junior also holds advanced certifications in cognac and tequila expertise, and continues to study the various types of spirits for his upcoming book, to be released by early 2009. For more information on Junior, please visit

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