Yum, Yum: Tequila Tromba cocktails

We know what you’re thinking… tequila talk on a Wednesday? You’re still cringing from those shots you did on Saturday night. Cringe no more, Tequila Tromba has put its own spin on some delicious classic tequila cocktails that are sure to go down smooth and painless the morning after. Sounds hard to believe, but here is the reason: Tromba is made from 100 per cent pure agave, unlike most brands served at bars that contain 49 per cent low-grade sugar cane distillate and only 51 per cent agave. Tromba is the real deal and is even enjoyable when sipped straight. And these cocktail recipes are about to make you wonder what you were doing with the lemons and salt all those years.

Tromba Paloma
For this light and summery drink, combine 45 mL Tromba Blanco, 200 mL grapefruit soda, fresh lime and salt. Pour over ice in a tall glass and garnish with a fresh squeeze of lime juice and a pinch of salt. 

The perfect cocktail for a girl’s night out, even the name is girly!

Don’t judge a drink by its name, the Diablo is a lot more delicious than it is daunting. To make this sweet summer cocktail combine 45 mL Tromba, 30 mL fresh-squeezed lime juice, a dash of creme de cassis and top it with ginger beer. Pour ingredients over ice in a tall glass and garnish with pressed lime. 
This fruity beverage is one of our favourites.

Tommy’s Margarita
Perhaps one of the truest signs summer has arrived is sitting out in the sun enjoying an ice cold margarita. For Tromba’s spin on this calssic, combine 60 mL Tromba Blanco, 30 mL  fresh-squeezed lime juice and 30 mL agave syrup in a shaker and shake with ice. Strain into a small glass with ice. 

Who knew margaritas could contain so few ingredients?

While these drinks are super simple to make at home (you can find Tromba at the LCBO for $49.95 per 750 mL-bottle), why not head out and see how different bartenders around the city put their own spin on Tequila Tromba cocktails? Tromba is available at more than 100 bars and restaurants around the city including the Drake Hotel, Barque, SPiN Toronto, The Thompson Hotel, Goodnight, Yours Truly and 416 Snackbar, to name just a few. Olé!

Yum, yum: a vacation beverage for your enjoyment

Like most Canadians, we are off relaxing for the Civic Holiday today. A long weekend in the summer isn’t complete without a tasty drink, so here’s a recipe to mix up and enjoy in the sun.

This margarita comes courtesy of Quinn’s Steakhouse and Irish Bar. It doesn’t seem likely that an authentic Irish pub should be able to produce a great margarita, but Quinn’s Margarita hits the mark. Many joints in town use a processed, sugary mix instead of freshly squeezed juice. Don’t settle for the alternative. Once you go Quinn’s, you never go back — aside from great cocktails, they boast an amazing menu from chef Paul Pisa. Visit their site for more details and location.

Pssst — Follow the brand new @ilovequinns on Twitter for special offers and news from all Quinns Hospitality Group venues including Irish Embassy Pub and Grill, Shopsy’s, PJ O’Brien and Quinn’s Steakhouse and Irish Bar.

Happy Simcoe Day!

Quinn’s Margarita (makes one serving)
1 ½ oz. tequila
½ oz. Irish Mist whiskey
1 ½ oz. each fresh lime and orange juice
lime zest
Irish sea salt and sugar (for rimmer)
1. Pour tequila, Irish Mist and juices into a martini shaker. Add several ice cubes and lime zest.
3. Rim a martini glass with equal parts sea salt and sugar.
4. Pour drink into glass and sprinkle lime zest on top as garnish.
5. Enjoy!