This years Thanksgiving 2012 Holiday Cocktails take advantage of Voodoo Tiki’s rare flavor profile. While most tequilas focus on char, toast and fire, Voodoo Tiki’s line fo 100% blue agave “Single Barrel” tequilas bring out rare tequila flavors. Flavors like the remarkable vanilla nuances in our Reposado tequila, and the milk chocolate notes with caramel nuances in our anejo tequila – all achieved 100% without the addition of essences and additives - are the perfect compliment to these Holiday Tequila cocktails.
Please note, we do not recommended substituting the Voodoo Tiki requirements in the recipes below for an alternative tequila with a “More Traditional” / “More Common” smoke, char, toast and heat profile. These recipes are exploiting the rare flavors found exclusively in Single Barrel Voodoo Tiki tequilas.
Platinum Tequila Crantini
Cosmo and Margarita fans will love the Voodoo Tiki Platinum Tequila Crantini. It’s soft enough to enjoy all evening, and refreshing blending the noticable flavor of Voodoo Tiki’s “Los Altos” 12 year old agaves with the tart of cranberry and lime and the sweet of light agave nectar. The Platinum Tequila Crantini makes a fantastic “Welcome Cocktail” at your Thanksgiving or Autumn event. For added pizzazz add a red sugar or pomegranate sugar rim.
2 oz. Voodoo Tiki Platinum Tequila
1 oz. 100% Cranberry Juice (try to avoid Cranberry juice cocktail)
1/2 Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
1/2 Light Agave Nectar
Three fresh, frozen, or dried cranberries for garnish. Optional red sugar rim, or pomegranate sugar rim.
Combine all ingredients with ice in a mixing glass, adding the agave nectar last. Shake hard, preferably breaking the ice. Strain into a sugar rimmed martini glass. Garnish with three cranberries.
Pumpkin Pie Tequila Martini
1 oz. Voodoo Tiki Reposado Tequila
1 oz. Pumpkin Spice liqueur
1/2 oz. Coffee Liqueur (Such as Tia Maria, Kahlua or Voodoo Tiki Vanilla Latte Coffee Infused Tequila
1/4 oz. Butterscotch Schnapps
1/2 oz. Cream or Half and Half
Optional but recommended garnish items include crushed graham crackers, vanilla Icing, cinnamon stick.
Place all liquids in a shaker filled with ice. Shake hard to break the ice. Strain into large martini glass rimmed with vanilla icing and crushed graham crackers. Complete the garnish with cinnamon stick.
The easiest way to rim a glass with icing is by utilizing Betty Crocker Squeeze icing. This is their product that comes in a press top can with four removable tips. For a complete list of the various martini rims you can make with icing download the Voodoo Tiki Tequila free margarita guide “100 Margaritas!”. You can also use a knife and carefully rim the glass with icing from a spreading container. Once the icing is on the glass, roll it in the graham cracker crumbs.
Voodoo Tiki Reposado Apple Pie a La Mode Martini
One of the most striking feature of Voodoo Tiki Reposado tequila is the heavy presence of Vanilla. All Voodoo Tiki tequilas are 100% “Single Barrel” tequilas. This means that we utilize the barrel only one time, extracting as much flavor from the barrel as possible. We never “Char and Reuse” our barrels (Generally 99% of the tequilas on store shelves “Char and Reuse” barrels). The vanilla syrup will add an additional vanilla flavor to the notes of vanilla already present in Voodoo Tiki Reposado. You can make your own vanilla simple syrup. Directions can be found on the Voodoo Tiki Tequila website.
2 oz Voodoo Tiki Reposado Tequila
1 oz Apple Liqueur
1/2 oz Vanilla simple syrup
Slice or chunk of apple for garnish. Optional vanilla icing rim.
Add all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Shake hard, trying to break the ice and creating melt-age. Water is part of this drink. Strain into martini glass. Garnish with vanilla icing graham cracker rim, and or an apple slice.
This favorite from the Voodoo Tiki recipe guide “100 Margaritas!” is a dessert cocktail classic guaranteed to “Wow” your guests. A center slice of green apple, Popsicle stick, and especially liquid caramel combine to make a taste sensation cocktail an “Eye-popper” that is as delicious in appearance as it is in taste.
1.5 oz Voodoo Tiki Reposado Tequila
1 oz Butterscotch Schnapps
1/2 oz Apple Liqueur
1 oz Apple Juice
1/2 oz Vanilla Syrup
Caramel sauce, thick center slice of green apple, and sugar or graham cracker rim glass are highly recommended. Use a squeezable, or pourable ice cream topping style caramel sauce such as the offering from Ghiradelli found here.
Add all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Shake hard, trying to break the ice. Strain into a graham cracker or sugar rimmed, and iced margarita glass with as large ice cubes as available. Garnish with vanilla icing graham cracker rim, and a thick green apple slice. Serve with a Popsicle stick either i the cocktail or inserted into the apple.
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