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This Vampiro Cocktail with Don Julio tequila was favorite of my Uncle Checo who became an important father figure in my childhood. He had a vacation home in Cuernavaca, a small town known for its wonderful sunny weather and perfect climate, attributes that win the city to be called “the place of eternal spring”. Citizens of the DF love Cuernavaca because of its proximity, which makes this small town a great weekend getaway to scape from the city’s bustle. During the summer months we would spend time as a family in my uncle’s house in Cuernavaca. Where we would organize many pool parties while my aunt would cook for us her famous enchiladas potosinas on the grill and the adults would enjoy a vampiro cocktail made with Don Julio tequila. A very well known brand in Mexico and a tequila that has longstanding tradition for its quality making it the first luxury tequila in the marketplace.
- 2 ounces of Don Julio Tequila (one ounce per glass)
- 1 cup of ice cubes
- 1 cup of tomato juice
- 1/2 teaspoon of sriracha sauce
- 1/2 cup or orange juice
- 1/2 cup of grapefruit juice
- 2 wedges of fresh pink grapefruit
- 2 wedges of fresh orange
- 2 glasses
Preparation time: 10 minutes. Serves 2 drinks. You will need measuring cups and spoons.
Follow this step by step instructions or watch the video below to prepare the Vampiro Cocktails with Don Julio Tequila:
- Add the ice cubes and pour the Don Julio tequila (one ounce) per glass.
- Then add the siracha sauce to the tomato juice and stir.
- This cocktail is all about layering so start with the first layer pouring some of the tomato juice, then add the orange juice and finally the grapefruit juice.
- Garnish with a wedge of fresh grapefruit and a wedge of fresh orange.
- Sip slowly and enjoy with chips and salsa before a big meal.
Don Julio González was the creator of the Don Julio tequila in Jalisco. With his craftmanship and passion he revolutionized the tequila industry making it what it is today.
Tequila and sangrita are a traditional pairing in my Mexican culture and this Vampiro Cocktail combines the flavors of the high quality smoky Don Julio tequila blanco with sangrita (a combination of tomato juice, spices and orange juice) and grapefruit juice. It is called “vampiro” (vampire) because “sangrita” in Spanish means blood and the taste of the drink has an enjoyable bite with the sweet and spicy flavor profile.
This Vampiro Cocktail is fun, with a little spiciness and refreshing, perfect for a pool party now that Father’s Day is this coming weekend.
I invite you to try this cocktail and celebrate special dads with us on Father’s day, just remember to drink responsibly and do not drink and drive.