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Tequila Cocktails – Fortaleza by cdbakunas
September 23, 2011, 9:12 am
Filed under: Libations, Making Cocktails | Tags: , ,

Fortaleza Tequila, known in Mexico as Los Abuelos, is one of the most storied and rich tequilas that you’ll encounter in this lifetime. Made by the fifth generation Los Abuelos producer, Guillermo Erickson Sauza. Guillermo is a pioneer in the sense that he has returned to his ancestral home to create classic tequila. I believe that Fortaleza is unparalleled in quality, sensuality and pure tequila pleasure.

Our friend Adam Stemmler of Industree Brands in San Diego was kind enough to mix and share these fantastic cocktails. Remember the Alamo should become a weekly tippler if you care about your cocktails.

Remember the Alamo
1.75 oz Fortaleza Reposado
.5 oz Cointreau
.375 oz Laphroaig 10 year
.5 oz honey syrup
.5 oz lime juice
2 orange wheels
4 dashes of angostura

Muddle 1 orange wheel with the bitters, build shake and strain over fresh ice and garnish with an orange wheel.

Agave Fresca Punch
1.5 oz Fortaleza Blanca
.5 oz Dolin Blanc Vermouth
.5 oz sage simple syrup
1 oz agua fresca
.75 oz lemon juice

Build Shake Strain (or made in a punch format)

El Centro
1.5 oz Fortaleza Anejo
.5 oz Rittenhouse Rye
.5 oz Dolin Rouge Vermouth
.5 oz Benedictine
1 dash of orange bitters

Stir, strain into a chilled cocktail glass or over rocks

Spirits, like Fortaleza, of this caliber, truly invigorate and excite and it’s a pleasure to share their story. http://www.facebook.com/tequila.fortaleza?sk=wall



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