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Holiday drink recipes from Z'Tejas

by Austin Unger, Z'Tejas bartender

GMAZ interviews by Ryan O'Donnell

Posted on December 9, 2013 at 1:33 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 9 at 5:51 PM

Ruso Blanco
1 oz Cuervo Cinge
.75 oz 1800 Anejo
1 oz Monin Salted Caramel Sauce
1 oz half & half
.5oz Kahlua

Combine all ingredients (but Kahlua) in a cocktail shaker 2. Top with ice and shake well 3. Strain into a martini glass.

Top with .5 oz Kahlua
The Movie Star
1.5 oz Gran Centenario Reposado Tequila
.75 oz Domain de Canton ginger liqueur
.25 oz pineapple chunks
2 oz lime juice
.5 oz simple syrup

Combine pineapple and lime juice and muddle.  Add all other ingredients with ice and shake vigorously.  Pour into margarita glass and garnish with a pineapple leaf and a piece of candied ginger.
Skinny Citrus Smash
2 oz 18800 Anejo Tequila
6 orange wedges
3 lemon wedges
5 mint leaves
1 oz agave nectar

Muddle oranges, lemons and mint with 1 oz agave nectar in a mixing tin. Add 2 oz 1800 Anejo Tequila and ice and shake vigorously. Pour over fresh ice in a margarita glass. Garnish with 2 raspberries and a mint leaf.