Fruit-infused Tequila Cocktails for National Tequila Day

With National Tequila Day coming up on July 24, We’re thrilled to feature Playa Real Tequila.

Playa Real is the NEW Austin-based spirits brand producing a lineup of three 100% blue agave 80-proof, triple-distilled tequilas, including two fruit-infused products (Pineapple and Mandarin).

Founded by Matt Davis, an experienced marketer with over ten years’ experience in the alcohol beverage industry and husband to jewelry powerhouse Kendra Scott, Playa Real is the first to bring 100% blue agave, 80-proof, triple-distilled flavored tequilas to the market. Playa Real’s tequila is produced in Jalisco State, Mexico and was recently awarded the Silver Medal for all three expressions at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Following are a few tasty recipes for you to try at home.

The Northshore.  Photography courtesy of Tim Angelillo.

The Northshore. Photography courtesy of Tim Angelillo.

The Northshore

2  oz. Playa Pineapple

3/4  oz. Pineapple Juice

½ oz. lime

½ oz. Agave Syrup

½ oz. Chareau (aloe liqueur)

Directions: Shake all ingredients. Serve in Collins glass with crushed ice and pineapple leaves garnish

Real Naranjo.  Photography courtesy of Tim Angelillo.

Real Naranjo. Photography courtesy of Tim Angelillo.

Real Naranjo

2 oz. Playa Real Mandarin

½ oz. lime juice

½ oz. simple syrup

Directions: Pour all ingredients into glass on top of large ice and stir. Top with San Pellegrino Blood Orange Soda (or similar brand). Garnish with an orange wedge.

Firing Squad.  Photography courtesy of Tim Angelillo.

Firing Squad. Photography courtesy of Tim Angelillo.

Firing Squad

1.5  oz. Playa Silver

3/4  oz. Lime

2/3 oz. Grenadine

Muddled jalapeños

Muddled Mint

Directions: Shake all ingredients and serve in double rocks glass with cubed ice and lime garnish.