A great, light tequila cocktail, perfect for anytime of the year!
One of the cool perks of being a cocktail blogger is getting the chance to try out lots of other spirits than the old sorts that we are all familiar with from our days drinking in college. One spirit that we both had some fun if questionable experiences with is tequila! Back in college, we had lots of cheap margaritas and nights with tequila shots, which frankly lead to tequila having a bad rep. One we didn’t have a lot of is St Germain Liqueur.
However, when we started exploring the world of mixology and getting to use high quality tequila in our drinks, we soon fell in love with it. A fine example of this is our Where the Sea Meets the Sky, which uses Blue Nectar Silver Tequila to create a delicious sipping cocktail.
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Initially founded in 2010 by a father and son team who had a passion for sharing great tequila. They decided that they should stop trying to one up each other with their birthday gifts of tequila and start their own tequila company! Their journey lead them to the lowlands of Jalisco, Mexico, which is the heartland of tequila country. And this where they found a small distillery in the outskirts of Amatitán where Master Blender Guillermo Garcia-Lay.was crafting fine tequila.
Blue Nectar Tequila
Blue Nectar Tequila is a premium craft tequila made from 100% estate grown Agave Tequilana Weber succulents. The blue agave are grown in the fields surrounding the distillery, the rich volcanic soils the perfect ground for raising flavorful agave.
It is made using traditional methods, but carefully blended. This creates a fine tequila that is smooth with a clean pure agave flavor that is perfect for mixing in cocktails, too.
When we first tasted Blue Nectar Silver Tequila, we noticed a delicious hint of sea salt. It did remind us of that first perfect sip of a margarita with a salted rim, the sweet of the agave and the hint of salt deliciously drinkable. We felt the flavor would be perfect to blend with something sweet and floral. So then we also started to think of flavors that would make a great tequila cocktail.
This is where our cocktail the Where the Sea Meets the Sky was born. We started out with the Blue Nectar Silver Tequila and then added some St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur. The St. Germain adds a nice sweet floral character which really worked well with the smooth tequila. We added in a splash of oregano syrup to add just a bit more sweetness and a hint of herbal freshness, as well.
To finish the cocktail, we used a few dashes of grapefruit and chamomile bitters (Boston Bitters would be perfect too!) Tequila and grapefruit are fantastic partners, so the grapefruit bitters worked really well. The grapefruit bringing a bright hint of citrus and camomile that brings a warm note like the feeling of a sun beam.
A twist of fresh grapefruit peel expressed across the top of the drink just before serving adds a cool refreshing perfume to the drink. It actually seemed to pull the salt note of the Blue Nectar Tequila to the forefront, too.
Beautifully clear and crisp, the Where the Sea Meets the Sky is a perfect spring sipper!
Like this recipe? Try these below, too!
Other Tequila Cocktails
Juan Collins – She Eats
Mezcal Drambuie Cocktail – Apartment Bartender
Sour Apple Tequila Cocktail – No Spoon Necessary
Mexico Meets Milan – Mantitlement
The Ginger Devil – Food52
- 1 grapefruit twist for garnish
- 2 oz Blue Nectar Silver Tequila
- .75 oz St Germain Elderflower Liqueur
- .25 oz oregano simple syrup
- 4 dashes grapefruit or citrus bitters
Add crushed ice to a highball glass.
Add tequila, St Germain, syrup and bitters.
Peel a twist of grapefruit.
Express the oils of the peel onto the drink and garnish the glass with the twist.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 231 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 7mg Carbohydrates: 14.4g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 8.4g Protein: 0g
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