Oprah’s Favorite Tequila

By Fabiana Santana

Oprah's Favorite TequilaFans of the Oprah Winfrey Show may still be suffering a bit of withdrawal since the talk show hostess decided to call it quits. Gone are the days when you could get your late afternoon fix of celebrity hijinx and major giveaways. But no show was more enjoyable than the ones where Oprah herself indulged in a little hijinx of her own by downing shots of tequila. You all did realize that show was taped at 9AM right?

But O didn’t say goodbye to TV or tequila forever. She heads up her OWN Network and gave pal Rosie O’Donnell a chance to helm her own show again, “The Rosie Show.”  The friends got together to toast the new show with what else? Tequila!

And finally we know what kind of tequila Oprah actually likes! Tequila Partida Blanco.

This is not the first time Oprah has celebrated a milestone with Tequila Partida. In fact, during her final days at Harpo Studios earlier this year, Oprah threw a special Happy Hour Partida-theme party for her entire staff along with her special guest Partida’s Founder, Chairman and CEO Gary Shansby.

Tequila Partida is a high quality and all natural tequila made from 100% blue agave.  And while Oprah may have the gusto to drink it straight up, we realize some might prefer a tequila cocktail instead. So we asked Partida to send over some delicious ones for you to try while you watch Rosie and reminisce about Oprah!

 

Tequila Cocktail Recipes

Partida Margarita with 100% Organic Agave NectarPartida Margarita Tequila Cocktail Recipes

1 1/2 oz Partida Blanco Tequila
1 oz Fresh squeezed lime juice
3/4 oz Agave Nectar
3/4 oz Water

Shake all ingredients with ice in a shaker. Strain over fresh ice into a Margarita glass or Old-Fashioned glass. Taste for Balance.

Note: This is the Margarita recipe made World famous by Julio Bermejo at Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco.

Ruby PartidaRuby Partida Tequila Cocktail Recipes

1 1/2 oz Partida Reposado Tequila
1 1/2 oz Fresh Ruby Red Grapefruit juice
1/2 oz Cointreau
1/2 oz Fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 oz French Cassis.

Shake the first 4 ingredients in a shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Dribble the 1/2 oz French Cassis down the inside of the glass so it will settle at the bottom.
Recipe by King Cocktail – Dale De Groff.

Big SpenderBig Spender Tequila Cocktail Recipes

2 1/4 oz Partida Anejo Tequila
1 oz Winter Spiced 10yr Old Tawny Port
Dash of Angostura Bitters

In a mixing glass Stir all ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with brandied cherries.

Recipe by Jacques Bezuidenhout – San Francisco

Scramble Tequila Coctail RecipeScramble

1 1/2 oz Partida Blanco
1/2 oz Fresh squeezed lime juice
1/2 oz Fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 oz Agave Nectar
1/4 oz Crème de Mure (French Blackberry liqueur)

Shake all ingredients except for Crème de Mure with ice. Strain over crushed ice into a Old-Fashioned glass. Drizzle 1/4 oz Crème de Mure over the top and it will slowly bleed into the cocktail. Garnish with a Lemon Spiral twist and 3 Blackberries.

Recipe by Dre Masso & Henry Bessant from the World Wide Cocktail Club – London

Yerba BuenaYerba Buena Tequila Coctail Recipe

2 oz Partida Reposado
8 to 10 Mint Sprigs
1/2 oz Fresh squeezed lime juice
1/2 oz Agave Nectar
Ginger Beer

Muddle Mint, Lime juice & Agave Nectar in a highball glass. Add ice to fill. Add Tequila & top with Ginger Beer. Stir with bar spoon. Garnish with Mint sprig & lime wheel.

Recipe adapted from Donna Scala of Bistro Don Giovanni in Napa California.

Sofia’s Swizzle Tequila Cocktail RecipeSofia’s Swizzle

1 3/4 oz Partida Reposado Tequila
1 1/4 oz Organic unfiltered apple juice
1/4 oz Fresh squeezed lime juice
1/4 oz Velvet Falernum
Dash of Angostura Bitters
Ginger Beer

Shake the first 5 ingredients in a shaker with ice. Strain over fresh ice into a highball glass. Top up the rest of the cocktail with chilled Ginger Beer and garnish with a lime wedge.

Created by Jacques Bezuidenhout – San Francisco

Southern HeatSouthern Heat Tequila Cocktail Recipe

1 1/2 oz Partida Blanco Tequila
3/4 oz Cointreau
1 oz Fresh squeezed lime juice
6 slices of cucumber skinned
2 to 3 slices of Jalapeno’
1/4 oz Simple syrup

In a mixing glass muddle the cucumber, Jalapeno, lime juice and simple syrup. Add the ice, Partida Blanco Tequila & Cointreau. Shake and strain over fresh into an Old fashioned glass and garnish with cucumber slices fanned out.

Heated Affair Tequila Cocktail RecipeHeated Affair

2 oz Partida Anejo Tequila
6 oz Hot Spiced Apple Cider
Heavy Cream

In a small warm wine glass add Tequila and hot apple cider. Float heavy cream. Garnish: Grate fresh Nutmeg over cream.

Apple Cider Preparation:

In a pot add Organic Apple Juice. Add winter spices like Cloves, Cinnamon Stick, All Spice, and Orange Peel. Start of by adding a few cloves one cinnamon stick etc so as to find the right-spiced apple cider flavor. You can always add more spice later. Bring everything to a low heat for about 15 mins. Taste for flavor. When the desired flavor is reached then take off stove. Strain out all the spices and orange peel. Serve warm and enjoy!

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