When it comes to tequila, there is one brand
that makes the top of my list, EVERY TIME:
When VIDA approached me to jump on board their 80’s cocktail creation campaign, I was SO excited! If you hadn’t heard, 80’s cocktails are making a serious comeback –– but bartenders around the country are stepping them up a notch; using craft ingredients and killer presentations.
I decided that I was going to make a riff on the tequila sunrise! The tequila sunrise is a quintessential 80’s cocktail — and mostly found using run of the mill orange “juice” concentrate and a hearty helping of grenadine…and well, bottom shelf tequila.
Not this time, baby.
2 oz. VIDA Tequila Anjeo
2 oz. juice from a freshly squeeze orange (usually about one medium orange)
2 dashes Bitters Lab Apricot Vanilla Bitters
2 oz. sparkling soda
1/2 tsp grenadine float (which will sink to the bottom)
Garnish with slice of orange and brandied cherry
Pour tequila, orange juice, and bitters in a shaker and shake!
Pour over crushed ice, add soda water, and the grenadine float.
Chris Panarelli at OP Rockwell recently created a
few 80’s cocktails using VIDA tequila,
including a pretty magical Pina Colada.
So, get up there and check them out!