Toast to Earth Day with Nature-Inspired Cocktails - Food & Beverage Magazine

Toast to Earth Day with Nature-Inspired Cocktails

It’s all about celebrating nature’s beauty on Earth Day, and what better way than with cocktails that feature Earth’s fresh ingredients of lime, mint and cucumber? As you reduce, reuse and recycle on April 22, toast to going green with these nature-inspired cocktails

Go Minty GreenGo Minty Green
Ingredients:

  • 1 part Sauza Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
  • 2 ½ parts club soda
  • 1 part fresh lime juice
  • 1 bunch of fresh mint
  • 1 part sugar
  • Ice
  • Salt to rim (optional)
  • Extra mint leaves to garnish

Preparation:

  1. In a glass, muddle together the mint leaves, sugar and lime juice until they start to melt together.
  2. Add tequila. Fill glass with ice and pour cocktail mixture 3/4 of the way to the top of each glass.
  3. If you want, rim your glasses with salt by rubbing the rims with a lime wedge and dipping in a plate of salt.
  4. Fill each glass with club soda and garnish with an extra sprig of mint.

Earthy EssenceEarthy Essence
Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ parts Sauza Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
  • ½ part JDK & Sons O3 Premium Orange Liqueur
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and sliced
  • 1 ½ parts fresh lime juice
  • ½ part simple syrup

Preparation:

  1. In a glass, muddle together sliced cucumber and Sauza Blue Silver Tequila.
  2. Let sit in the refrigerator for one hour. Strain the cucumber tequila and combine with all ingredients in a pitcher.
  3. Stir and serve over ice. Garnish with reserved cucumber slices and a wedge of lime.

About Sauza Tequila
Sauza Tequila, the world’s #2 premium tequila, is the perfect complement to a ladies night, allowing any moment to become a celebration.  Each bottle of Sauza Tequila, the margarita’s favorite tequila, is carefully crafted using the finest agave from the renowned Sauza distillery in Jalisco, Mexico.  Sauza offers a full line of tequila including Sauza Tequila Gold, Sauza Tequila Silver, Sauza Blue Reposado Tequila, Sauza Blue Silver Tequila and Sauza Sparkling Margarita. For more information please visit www.sauzatequila.com.

About Beam Inc.
As one of the world’s leading premium spirits companies, Beam is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World.  Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company’s brands, including Jim Beam Bourbon, Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Sauza Tequila, Pinnacle Vodka, Canadian Club Whisky, Courvoisier Cognac, Teacher’s Scotch Whisky, Skinnygirl Cocktails, Cruzan Rum, Hornitos Tequila, Knob Creek Bourbon, Laphroaig Scotch Whisky, Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey, Larios Gin, Whisky DYC and DeKuyper Cordials.  Beam is focused on delivering superior performance with its unique combination of scale with agility and a strategy of Creating Famous Brands, Building Winning Markets and Fueling Our Growth. Beam and its 3,200 passionate associates worldwide generated 2013 sales of $2.55 billion (excluding excise taxes), volume of 37 million 9-liter equivalent cases and some of the industry’s fastest growing innovations.

Headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, Beam is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BEAM and is included in the S&P 500 Index and the MSCI World Index.  For more information on Beam, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit www.beamglobal.com and www.drinksmart.com.

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