2 cocktails to try this month

With less than a month to go ’til Mardi Gras, we want to help you get into the spirit. Whether you’re celebrating on Fat Tuesday with your friends or on your own with the at-home bar, these two amazing cocktails from Hornitos Tequila are bound to make your day just a little bit better.

Mint Chocolate Black Barrel

  • 1½ parts tequila
  • ¾ part chocolate liqueur
  • 2 dashes bitters
  • Mint leaves
  • Strawberry

Preparation: Lightly muddle three to five mint leaves in a shaker. Add remainder of ingredients into the shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a strawberry.

Spicy Maria

  • 1 ½ parts tequila
  • 2 parts Spicy Maria mix (see below)

Preparation: Build Spicy Maria mix in a large container. Combine Spicy Maria mix with tequila in a pilsner glass over fresh ice and stir. Garnish with celery, bacon and an olive skewer.

Spicy Maria Mix (recipe serves 20)

  • 4½ parts fresh lime juice
  • 46 parts tomato juice
  • 3 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tsp. hot sauce
  • 2 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tsp. celery salt
  • 2 tsp. steak sauce
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt
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