Hornitos®, a favorite Tequila brand of mine, is not crying over the missing lime. Let's just think of it as festively celebrating while waiting for the lime's return. Isn't this what the limes would want? Hornitos® is revved up for Cinco de Mayo with a new cocktail and appetizer duo that doesn't skimp on the flavor or the spice one bit. Below you'll find cocktail recipes for their Tequila Fiesta and their Tequila Lime Shrimp both utilizing two of their premium products, Hornitos® Plata Tequila and Hornitos® Lime Shot.
First up is Hornitos® Lime Shot! Ever gather the gang around to test each other's 'shot reflexes' but couldn't remember if it's the lime before the shot or the shot before the lime? Well Hornitos® Lime Shot strips away the confusion by combining the lime right into their premium Plata tequila. Just chill it, salt up the rim of the glass and you're good to go!
Now while you've still got the bottle out, pour out a 1/4 cup (before its all gone) and whip up a quick and easy seafood appetizer perfect for a party. Tequila Lime Shrimp with Hornitos® Lime Shot is a flavorful mix of savory and zesty and another way to say 'no limes, no worries'.
TEQUILA LIME SHRIMP RECIPE
· 1lb. large shrimp in shell (21 to 25 per pound), peeled and deveined
· ¼ cup Hornitos® Lime Shot
· 2 tbsp. butter
· ¼ cup green onions
· ¾ cup crema or sour cream
Directions: In a mixing bowl, toss shrimp with green onions and ¾ teaspoon coarsely ground pepper. Heat butter in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium-high heat until foam subsides, then sauté shrimp, turning, until pink and just cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes. Reduce heat and add Hornitos® Lime Shot, and increase heat to medium high. Tilt skillet over gas burner to ignite Tequila. Cook, shaking skillet gently once or twice, until flames subside. Remove from heat and stir in crema. Serve sprinkled with chili powder.Sparking up a party is essential for Cinco de Mayo. Whatever it turns into after the spark is on you. Hornitos® has this recipe for a Tequila Fiesta that combines the tastes of tropic flavors from lime juice, pineapple and cilantro with their premium Plata tequila.
· 1 ½ parts Hornitos® Plata Tequila
· ¾ part lime juice
· ¾ part pineapple juice
· ¼ part agave
· Pinch of cilantro leaves
Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a coupe glass.
Limes? Who needs them. Hornitos® and their premium tequilas have got your Cinco de Mayo drinks choices on lockdown. With whichever recipes you try always remember to sip, enjoy, munch, enjoy, guzzle, enjoy and ALWAYS enjoy responsibly.