Disclaimer: I received complimentary product for entering this contest. All opinions are my own.
The holiday season may be over, but cocktail season is all year long! This is my entry into the Stirrings Holiday Blogger Challenge!
Stirrings boasts "simply better cocktails" and with no preservatives and a wide variety of drink mixers to choose from, it's definitely a slogan that fits.
I received the 5 Calorie Margarita, and after drinking nearly half the bottle sampling the perfect Margarita proportions (can you blame me?), I switched gears and decided to use my favorite cocktail as inspiration: and old fashioned.
If you live in Austin, here's where you can pick up Stirrings cocktails: 1st Colony Liquors, Total Wines & More, 34 Wine & Liquors, 6S Spirits, ABC Liquors, 82 Liquor. I loved the 5 calorie margarita mix, but I also was able to sample the Bloody Mary and it was excellent.
This New Fashioned is a spicy upgrade to the typical whiskey drink--there's not even whiskey in it! It's kind of like a sipping margarita, and it packs quite the punch!
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Stirrings' New Fashioned
- 1.5 oz tequila
- 1 oz Stirrings 5 Calorie Margarita Mix
- 1/2 oz chile simple syrup (see recipe below)
- 1 slice mango (+1 for garnish)
- 2 shakes bitters
- lime sparkling water, to fill
Chile simple syrup
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp chile powder
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
-For the syrup: in a saucepan over medium heat, warm the ingredients until sugar is dissolved. Take off heat and chill until ready to use.
-In a cocktail glass, muddle together the mango, bitters, and simple syrup.
-Add the tequila, and fill glass with ice. Pour sparkling water on top and mix until well blended.
-Serve with a mango slice garnish.