Thursday, November 12, 2009

Holiday Cocktails from Cabo Wabo

The holidays are a time to celebrate with friends and family, but traditional holiday cocktails don’t exactly say “Let’s Party!” You party like a rock star all year long, come the holidays how are you going to throw down with mulled wine and egg nog? It’s time to give those traditional cocktails a makeover with a shot of real rock and roll holiday spirit.

This season spike your favorite holiday drink with the original rock and roll tequila, Sammy Hagar’s Cabo Wabo. Add a shot to hot chocolate or apple cider to give it that rock ‘n roll riff. Or, kick it up a notch with a killer Sangria that’s sure to jumpstart any party. And of course don’t forget to toss back a shot of Cabo Wabo when the clock strikes twelve on New Year’s.
No matter where the party takes you this holiday season, come correct with the world’s original rock and roll tequila!

Midnight Kick
2 oz. Cabo Añejo Tequila
Orange Slice
Powdered Cinnamon

Wet the rim of a chilled shot glass with the orange slice. Then rim the shot glass with powdered cinnamon on a plate. Be careful not to turn the glass right side up until it has been rimmed. The orange liquid will drip otherwise. Shake the Cabo Tequila with ice in a shaker and strain into the chilled shot glass. Slam the shot and then bite into the orange slice to finish.

MexiCabo Hot Chocolate
1½ oz. Cabo Wabo Blanco Tequila
4 oz. Hot Chocolate
½ oz. Coffee Liqueur
Whipped Cream

Pour all ingredients into a coffee cup. Stir well. Finish with dollop of whipped cream. Servings: 1

Hard Rocker Cider
1 cup Cabo Wabo Reposado Tequila
4 cups Apple Cider
1 cup Cranberry Juice Cocktail
¼ cup Orange-Flavored Liqueur
1 teaspoon Nutmeg
Cinnamon Sticks, for garnish

In a pot or crockpot, heat and stir cider, cranberry juice cocktail, and nutmeg on low just until hot for 2 hours. Do not boil. When ready to serve, turn on high for 10 minutes and stir in tequila and liqueur. Garnish with a cinnamon stick. Servings: 6

‘Tis the Singin’ Sangria
1 cup Cabo Wabo Blanco Tequila
1 bottle White Wine
½ can Frozen Cranberry Concentrate
1 cup Raspberries
½ cup Orange Juice
¼ cup Lime Juice
¼ cup Sugar
¼ cup Orange Liqueur
1-2 Lemons cut into thin quarters, for garnish

Add the white wine, tequila, orange liqueur, cranberry concentrate, orange juice and lime juice to a large glass pitcher or bowl. Stir in the sugar until dissolved. Place raspberries in a small bowl and mash with spoon. Stir in the mashed raspberries. Refrigerate overnight, to let the flavors soak into the Sangria. Serve over ice. Serves 4.

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