“Taste like winter” is something that really defines tequila, but as one of Mexico’s main drinks all year round, its flavour finds its way into sweeter, fruitier and even warmer cocktails. That’s why we have selected three cocktails that will surely be great for the holidays, you'd even forget summer is still some months away.

MEXICAN FRUIT CUP

With its fruity aromas and sparkling texture, this drink is both refined and festive. Also, it holds reminiscences of the traditional holiday Mexican punch.

Ingredients

Altos Plata Tequila

Iced hibiscus tea

Lemon juice

Agave mix

Sparkling wine

Seasonal fresh fruit and herbs

40ml / 1 1⁄3 parts

40ml / 1 1⁄3 parts

20ml / 2⁄3 part

10ml 1⁄3 part

40ml / 2 parts

Directions

Mix ingredients in a stirring glass, stir with ice cubes in a wine glass. Garnish with cubed, seasonal fruit and herbs, like mint.

MEXICAN NEGRONI

On the more practical side, bottled cocktails are great for the holidays. You can prepare everything in advance an let your friends grab one at their will. This new classic with a tequila touch is sure to please.

Ingredients

Altos Plata Tequila

Campari

Red Sweet Vermouth

250ml / 1 part

250ml / 1 part

250ml / 1 part

Directions

Build ingredients in a stirring glass, stir with cubed or rock ice in an old fashioned. Garnish with an orange slice.

TINGLET

If you are feeling more technical or are a bartender yourself, you can try Meg Miller’s approach to the gimlet and paloma, that in her words showcases “how approachable yet serious, Altos Tequila can be”.

Ingredients

Altos Plata Tequila

Ting Cordial Soda

50 ml / 2 parts

30 ml /1 part

Directions

TO MAKE THE TING CORDIAL: Over medium heat, reduce Ting soda until the liquid is halved. Let it cool & bottle for cocktail. A grapefruit tequila twist that’s based on a classic Gimlet cocktail.

METHOD: Build ingredients in a stirring glass, stir, and strain in a coupete. Garnish with grapefruit zest.