Maestro Dobel Tequila has created an official cocktail for the PGA Tour, the Diamante Tee Time. (©Maestro Dobel Tequila)
By Jennifer McKee
The temperature’s on the rise, flowers are in bloom and sports are underway. Three cheers for Spring! Hoist a glass to this cheerful season with cocktail recipes from the five great brands below. There’s never a bad time for a great drink!
Despite its classification as a reposado, the ultra-clear Maestro Dobel Tequila was created from a blend of extra-añejo, añejo and reposado tequila, making its blend truly unique. It recently announced a multi-year partnership with the PGA Tour, creating an official cocktail for the organization, the Diamante Tee Time.
Diamante Tee Time Official Cocktail
1.5 oz. Maestro Dobel Diamante
0.5 oz. lemon juice
0.5 oz. agave syrup
1.75 oz. green tea
2 slices of jalapeño
Garnish: Slice of jalapeño
Add jalapeños to a shaker and muddle. Add the rest of the ingredients, except tea, to the shaker. Add ice, shake and double strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Top with tea and stir lightly. Place jalapeño slice on the rim.
Another brand tequila lovers will rejoice for is Tequila Partido, named for Enrique Partida, a third-generation agave farmer, renowned for his mastery. Its mature blue agave is hand harvested and is cooked in a stainless steel autoclave within 24 hours of harvest. The beautifully balanced Blanco makes for sensational Spring drinks.
2 oz. Partida Blanco
0.75 oz. fresh lime juice
Muddle 3 fresh raspberries in a shaker and then combine all ingredients. Shake and strain into a lowball glass over ice. Garnish with 3 fresh raspberries on a pick.
Disaronno was born in 1947 and is still 100 percent owned by the Reina family and produced in Saronno, Italy. Known for its artisanal crafting, the brand’s newest innovation is Disaronno Velvet, a cream liqueur with an intense aroma. How better than to pair it with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, just in time for March Madness?
2 oz. Disaronno Velvet
1 oz. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire
Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a rocks glass with ice.
Also perfect for March Madness—or St. Patrick’s Day—are cocktails made with Irish Whiskey. The Busker Triple Cask Smooth obliges, with its high-percentage single malt and golden color, which makes for an intense, thick body. We love the chocolatey notes. Try this simple and sweet cola pairing.
Busk & Cola
1 oz. The Busker Triple Cask Triple Smooth
2 oz. cola
Lemon zest twist
Add The Busker to a highball glass with ice and top with cola. Stir and garnish with a lemon zest twist.
Don’t worry vodka lovers, we haven’t forgotten you. In fact, you may have the most celebratory cocktail of the bunch, a Bellini made with Broken Shed Vodka. This award-winning vodka from New Zealand is sustainably made with just two ingredients, whey distillate and a special blend of mineral and spring waters. Its pure taste is unlike any you’ve ever experienced before.
Peach Bellini Martini
2 oz. Broken Shed Vodka
1 oz. Peach Schnapps
1 oz. peach puree or nectar
1 tsp. lemon juice
Prosecco or Champagne
Fill a shaker with ice and add Broken Shed Vodka, Peach Schnapps and peach puree or nectar. Next, add one teaspoon of lemon juice and shake the shaker. Then strain the shaker into a martini glass. Top the martini glass with a splash of Prosecco or Champagne.