Summertime Sipping: Tequila Cocktails and Rooftop Bars

Whatever you end up doing this summer, make sure you do it outside, especially if it involves sipping cocktails with friends.

Since partnering with my friends at Olmeca Altos, I’ve been on a bit of a tequila kick as of late. This is especially true after trying their newest tequila, Añejo, which, unlike their other tequilas, is aged in oak barrels for 18 months. It’s one of those versatile spirits that can be perfect just by itself on the rocks or in a killer cocktail, like the Jalapeño Margarita Recipe I featured last month.

Altos Añejo

Now that summer has officially begun, you will find me on the never-ending hunt for the coolest rooftop bars in Los Angeles, or whatever city I may be visiting. In my opinion, there is no better place to enjoy a cocktail than on a large patio with lots of people (I’m a people watcher) or on a swank rooftop bar surrounded by the city life below you. Unfortunately, finding the perfect venue that also serves the perfect cocktails can be a bit tough. Below you will find at least one of those things at Duck Dive in San Diego. They serve up an amazing spicy and sweet cocktail using Altos Tequila Plata.

Take Me to Mexico Cocktail Recipe

Created by: Rob McShea

Take Me to Mexico, Tequila Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ parts Altos Tequila Plata – infused with watermelon, jalapeño and basil
  • 1 part fresh lime juice
  • 1 part agave nectar 

Directions:

Into a shaker, add fresh watermelon cube; muddle. Add all ingredients and ice. Shake vigorously. Strain the cocktail over fresh ice in a cocktail glass. Garnish with a spear of fresh watermelon cube, jalapeño wheel, and basil sprig.

Bonus: If you happen to be traveling through California, here are 5 must-try California cocktail bars that serve Altos Tequila recipes.

Wherever your summer plans take you, make sure you find yourself outside enjoying some premium tequila. And it wouldn’t hurt if said tequila happens to be Olmeca Altos Plata, Reposado, or Añejo. Just saying!

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This post is sponsored by Olmeca Altos. All opinions are my own.

Joe Miragliotta is a caffeine addict, social media freak and a tech junkie. When first creating JoesDaily.com the concept was small; Post diary-like content to share with the world of all things he was into. Now it's grown to be much more than that. You'll find travel, food & drink, design, tech, entertainment and more!

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