¡Salud! It’s National Tequila Day!


July 24, 2019
By Suja Juice
In Lifestyle

It’s no secret that we love to #drinkplants, which is just one of the many reasons we like to sneak some tequila into our juice from time to time.

In case you didn’t know, tequila is a distilled spirit made in Mexico from the blue agave plant. According to Decanter.com, there are 166 different species of agave, however tequila can only be made from the Weber Blue, an agave plant named after the German botanist who first classified the species based on observing the slight blue hue of its green foliage. This plant particularly thrives in silicate-rich, red volcanic soils, which is abundant in the region around the city of Tequila (sorry, we obviously completely geek out over all things plants!!).

What better way to party with plants than tequila infused cold-pressed juice? Enter our friends at 21 Seeds, a female-founded company that infuses fresh, fruity and floral ingredients into their tequila to create flavors like Grapefruit Hibiscus, Valencia Orange, and Cucumber Jalapeño (yes, yes, and yes please!). We partnered up with them to create a couple of plant powered healthy(er) tequila cocktails to sip on in celebration of National Tequila Day, and saying we’re obsessed is an understatement. Don’t just take our word for it though – check them out and whip up one for yourself. ¡Salud!

 

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3oz Suja Organic Turmeric Love
2oz 21 SEEDS Valencia Orange infused tequila
2 tablespoons egg white
1/4 tsp organic cane sugar
Place all ingredients in shaker without ice and shake vigorously for 20 seconds.
Fill Shaker with ice shake another 10 seconds. Pour into glass and garnish with a thin slice of tangerine or Valencia orange and a few dashes of turmeric powder.
Green Tajin
2oz Suja Mighty Dozen
2oz Suja Ginger Love
2oz 21 SEEDS Cucumber Jalapeño infused tequila
Place all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake once and pour over ice into a Tajin-rimmed glass. Garnish with fresh basil and a lime wedge.

Drink Pink
2oz Suja Watermelon
2oz 21 SEEDS Grapefruit Hibiscus infused tequila
Squeeze of fresh lemon
Club Soda
Place watermelon and tequila in shaker with ice and shake once. Pour in a salt rimmed glass filled with ice and top with club soda. Garnish with fresh mint and slice of lemon.

 

Sources:

https://www.decanter.com/spirits/learn-about-tequila

https://www.21seeds.com

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