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Casamigos Mixology Event – October 4th

 On October 4th, I had the opportunity to mix up some Casamigo cocktails at Dos Caminos. There I learned how to create some of Casamigo’s top cocktails and more about the brand.

As soon as I arrived at Dos Caminos, I was greeted with a drink. I looked at the room and saw a long table that with all the bartending tools of the trade, all lined up and ready to make cocktails.  It all looked so lovely, and I couldn’t wait to try my hand a making these cocktails.

After a few appetizers, our group was ready to mix some cocktails! Our Brand Ambassador was so knowledgeable about the brand. She told us how George Clooney and Rande Gerber came up with the brand. We all knew about of their success story but were amazed at the backstory of them really diving into the creation of the brand. George Clooney and Rande Gerber were villa neighbors in Mexico and bonded over their love of tequila, therefore, they tried many different brands of tequila taking careful note of what they liked and disliked from each to create Casamigos. Well, they did a great job because I am hooked.

Then it was time to make cocktails! We first made this amazing blackberry cocktail, the Blackberry Ginger Smash, which was my personal favorite.

Blackberry Ginger Smash  

2.0 oz. Casamigos Blanco

1.0 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

0.5 oz. Simple Syrup

0.5 oz. Ginger Syrup by Elixir G

4 Blackberries

Combine all ingredients into tin shaker, muddle the blackberries and add ice. Shake vigorously for 8 to 10 seconds then fine strain the cocktail into a rocks glass. Add fresh ice and garnish with 2 blackberries and candied ginger through skewer with thyme sprig.

The next up, was the Pineapple Smoke, which includes my new favorite spirit Mezcal.

Pineapple Smoke

1 oz. Casamigos Mezcal

1 oz. Casamigos Reposado

1 oz. Pineapple Juice

.5 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

.5 oz. Agave Nectar

2 Dashes Angostura Bitters

1 Pinch Cinnamon

Mezcal Rinse

For the rinse, gently swirl Casamigos Mezcal around the glass until it’s fully coated then pour out the excess liquid. Combine all ingredients in a tin shaker and add ice. Shake vigorously for 8 to 10 seconds then fine strain the cocktail into coupe glass. Garnish with 2 grilled pineapple cubes on skewer and cinnamon line across cocktail.

Next and last up, is the Spicy Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita. I love spicy cocktails and this was just YUM.

Spicy Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita

2 oz. Casamigos Blanco

1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

.5 oz. Simple Syrup

2 Cucumber Slices

1 Jalapeño Slice

Combine all ingredients into tin shaker and muddle the fruit and herbs. Add ice and shake vigorously for 8 to 10 seconds. Fine strain the cocktail into a rocks glass and add fresh ice then garnish with cucumber and jalapeño slice.

Overall, I hope to make some of these cocktails soon with some of my casamigos.

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