Make This the Year of Fresh, Guilt-Free Cocktails
Don’t sacrifice flavour or fun with these delicious tequila drinks.
Dec. 20, 2021
The beginning of the year signals exciting changes and new expectations. Fitness routines, diets, and goals for personal improvement often make the top of the list. And sometimes, it feels like a complete and total reset is needed. Luckily, there are several easy and fun ways to craft cocktails that support a fresh start. Here are a few delicious options, including the Reposado and Soda.
Watch that sweet tooth
Replace high-calorie mixers, like simple syrup, with fruit or natural fruit juices. Natural fruit contains more vitamins, more citrusy flavour, and often, less sugar. A perfect example is the Tahona Plum. By using fresh lemon juice and plum puree to complement the complex taste of ROCA PATRÓN REPOSADO, the cocktail delivers bold flavours with less refined sugar.
Stay away from creams
When craving a decadent drink, stay away from creamy ingredients, which can be high in fat and sugar. Rather than indulging in a Piña Colada, consider opting for PATRÓN and Pineapple. The PATRÓN and Pineapple skips the coconut cream, and brings refreshing tropical flavour to your cocktail.
Fresher is better. It’s just that simple. The Ranch Water is a crisp, easy-sipping drink that always delivers. With fresh lime juice and sparkling mineral water, this cocktail evokes the fresh feel of a cool swim on a warm summer day.
Don’t be afraid to spice it up
Savoury drinks can provide an exciting twist when removing high calorie ingredients. Hot sauces and jalapeños increase the body’s temperature, making it work harder to stay cool. Using vitamin-rich tomato juice and low-calorie or protein-packed toppings, such as celery, shrimp, and olives, makes a Bloody Maria a great alternative to a sugary mimosa.
Simple doesn’t mean basic
Classics are classics for a reason – simply put – they work. So, think about paring back ingredients to savour the fresh, citrus smell and smooth, clean taste of PATRÓN SILVER, on rocks or neat. And if you want to add some fizz, the Anejo & Soda only requires PATRÓN AÑEJO, club soda and an orange twist for an easy and fresh cocktail.
Looking for New Year's Eve cocktails? Check out the New Year, New You Recipe Collection on Cocktail Lab. And remember, the best ingredients make the best cocktails, like handcrafted, ultra-premium PATRÓN Tequila.