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4 Festive Fall Tequila Cocktails

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From harvest parties to hayrides to backyard bonfires, fall is one of the most festive seasons. And now that it has officially arrived, you might be thinking about ways to get into the autumnal spirit. 

Luckily, along with all the falling leaves and pumpkin patches, the season also comes with a plethora of fall cocktail recipes that match that festive energy. What better way to start feeling those great fall vibes than by enjoying a classic autumn cocktail? 

For tequila lovers looking for fun fall drinks with their favorite liquor, here are some classic fall tequila cocktails with a frozen twist. Plus, all of these recipes include our delicious alcohol ice pops!  

Frozen Apple Cider Margarita 

Perhaps one of the most classic tequila cocktails is the margarita. What makes the margarita a popular drink is its flexibility, which means you can make any kind of margarita all year round. If nothing says fall like the sweet, spicy flavors of apple cider, then nothing says tequila like the smokey chill of a frozen margarita. And there’s no better way to get into the autumn season than by combining those forces into a delicious frozen apple cider margarita. 

This spin on the classic margarita requires minimal work and just a few ingredients. Start by mixing a small amount of ground cinnamon, ginger, and salt on a small plate. Then, use a lime wedge to wet the rim of your glass before tipping it upside down and coating the rim with the cinnamon-ginger-salt mixture. 

Next, in a blender, combine:

Blend until slushy, pour into a glass garnished with a cinnamon stick, stick in a sliced apple for good measure, and the next thing you know, you’ve got the perfect fall cocktail. 

Frozen Pumpkin Pie Margarita  

Margarita Cocktail with Pumpkin Pie Spices and Whipped Cream on wooden table with autumn decor

Pumpkin pie is an iconic fixture of fall festivities of all kinds, from Thanksgiving dinner with family to cozy nights in front of the fire after a day of raking leaves. It’s also a surprisingly excellent margarita ingredient. 

Here’s how you can capture the fun fall vibes of the pumpkin patch with your very own frozen pumpkin pie margarita.1

Ingredients

  • 1 SLIQ Spirited Ice Agave Pop (any flavor)
  • 2 ounces orange juice
  • 1.5 ounces pumpkin pureé
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 ounce honey pumpkin pie syrup  

You’ll want to start by making the honey pumpkin pie syrup because it will need to cool before you can use it. To do so, mix two tablespoons of a pumpkin pie spice blend with one cup of water and one cup of honey in a small pot over high heat. Bring the mixture to a boil, whisking steadily, then remove from heat. 

When the syrup has cooled, mix it in a blender with the ice pop, orange juice, pumpkin pureé, and lemon juice until slushy. Pour into a glass. Top the margarita with a dash of the spice blend and garnish with toasted pumpkin seeds for an especially autumnal twist. 

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Frozen Cranberry Cooler 

Looking for something a little sweeter to sip on? This tequila cocktail recipe for frozen cranberry coolers is the perfect way to enjoy the tart sweetness of one of the season’s most popular fruits. It requires only a few ingredients and a couple of minutes, so making it as simple as it is delicious.2

All you do is blend one SLIQ Spirited Ice Agave margarita ice pop of any flavor with three ounces of cranberry juice and two ounces of club soda, and pour. Garnish with lime wedges or dried cranberries speared on a toothpick, and you’re all set to enjoy a cocktail as crisp as fall itself.

Frozen Mexican Negroni

Negronis are traditionally made with gin, but clever mixologists have been substituting tequila and mezcal in their recipes practically since the drink first arrived in the United States, in what’s known as a Mexican Negroni.3 And when it comes to unique cocktails and fall drinks, you can’t do better than the rich wine and fruit flavors of a Negroni mixed with its bitter undertones. 

Here are the three ingredients you need to make your own frozen Mexican Negroni:

Simply mix the ingredients together in a blender until slushy. Pour into a glass and garnish with an orange peel. We guarantee this mezcal cocktail will get you in the fall mood! 

Tequila Trivia

Did you know that the primary ingredient of tequila is agave? Agave is a desert plant mostly found in southern America, and it’s the agave nectar that tequila is made from. Another interesting fact about this hard liquor is it is classified into five categories. The mildest and purest form is Blanco tequila because the agave nectar is merely distilled, not aged. The next category is Joven tequila. In terms of alcohol by volume (ABV), joven tequila is equal to blanco. What separates the two is that Joven is infused with other flavors. The third type is Reposado tequila, which is aged in oak barrels for two months. The Reposado tequila is ideal for margaritas, such as apple cider margarita and coconut margarita. The fourth type is Añejo tequila, which is aged for as long as three years. Because of how strong it is, the Añejo tequila is ideally drunk straight. Last is the extra Añejo tequila, which is the strongest kind because it is aged more than three years. 

Make the Good Times Memorable with SLIQ Spirited Ice Pops

If you’re a tequila lover looking for more refreshing ways to enjoy your favorite liquor, check out SLIQ’s line of premium Frozen Ice Pops with Agave Spirit. 

Our agave pops are made with 100% blue agave and other premium ingredients to deliver a frozen treat that’s perfect all year round. They’re available in three great flavors including Mango, Strawberry, and Classic margarita to satisfy any thirst.

Our spirited alcohol ice pops also come in rum and vodka varieties, making them a guaranteed way to enliven all of life’s most special moments, no matter the season. 

 

Sources: 

  1. Livelytable.com. Apple Cider Margarita. https://livelytable.com/apple-cider-margaritas/
  2. Patrontequila.com. Pumpkin Pie Martini Cocktail. https://www.patrontequila.com/cocktails/patron-anejo/pumpkin-pie-martini.html
  3. Patrontequila.com. Cranberry Cooler Cocktail Recipe. https://www.patrontequila.com/cocktails/patron-citronge-lime-liqueur/cranberry-cooler.html
  4. Liquor.com. Mezcal Negroni Cocktail Recipe. https://www.liquor.com/recipes/mezcal-negroni/
  5. A Guide to the 5 Different Types of Tequila
  6. https://vinepair.com/articles/guide-5-different-types-tequila/

 

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