Put a little tequila kick into your New Year’s Eve celebrations. Instead of serving your guests a boring glass of champagne, why not serve them a festive tequila cocktail instead? Jose Cuervo just became your best friend with these two super easy to make festive cocktails, sure to be a hit with your guests.
Jose Cuervo New Year’s Eve Cocktails
Champagne may be a traditional toast to the New Year, but why not serve a festive tequila cocktail instead? Read on for two easy Tequila recipes for New Year’s Eve Cocktails from Jose Cuervo.
Cuervo was actually the first tequila I tasted. And I’m not going to lie. That first time, Jose was no friend of mine. But as I’ve grown more discerning (translation: fewer shooters), I enjoy a margarita on the rocks, as well as other tequila cocktails.
Did you know that Jose Cuervo has been making tequila for over 250 years? That’s since 1758. Generation after generation has passed on its experience, craftsmanship, and recipes. Not until 1852 did Cuervo barrels make it to California from San Blas.
Did you know that in order for a spirit to be called tequila, it must come from the blue agave plant? This species is found only in Jalisco and four nearby regions in central Mexico.
All Jose Cuervo tequila continues to be made in the town of Tequila in the state of Jalisco in Mexico, just 60 km from Guadalajara. This town is one of Mexico’s iconic pueblos mágicos, a prized national treasure and the birthplace of the renowned spirit and its namesake.
But enough about its history.
Let’s lift our glasses for a big salute to these Rolling Stones inspired Jose Cuervo recipes for New Year’s Eve Cocktails.
Brown Sugar Cuervo Cocktail
“Brown Sugar” was the first song on the setlist for the Stones 1972 American Tour. It was also the nickname given to one of the beautiful women who traveled on tour with the band.
- 2.5 parts Jose Cuervo Especial Silver
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- Brown sugar for garnish
- Lemon or lime wedge
Preparation of Brown Sugar Cuervo Cocktail
1. Add all ingredients except garnish to a cocktail shaker with ice.
2. Rub a lemon peel over the rim of the chilled cocktail glass. Roll brown sugar onto wet glass rim. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Add lemon or lime wedge.
3. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
4. Squeeze the natural oils of the lemon or lime into the drink. Add lemon or lime wedge.
The Dead Flower Cuervo Champagne Cocktail
Another song the Stones played only in Texas, “Dead Flowers” from their Sticky Fingers album, was a song written while the Stones were dipping their toes into country music.
- .5 shot Jose Cuervo Especial Silver
- .75 shot St. Germain elderflower liquid
- 1 shot Ruby grapefruit juice
- Top with Brut champagne
Preparation of the Dead Flower Cuervo Champagne Cocktail
1. Shake first three ingredients together with ice.
2. Strain into a chilled glass.
3. Top with champagne and a grapefruit zest twist.
Photos and recipes courtesy of Jose Cuervo.