Liquid Living Magazine

Summer Refreshers from the Spirits of Mexico

The sound of waves splashing on the ocean shore. Outdoor Bar-B-Ques. Beach Volleyball. Surf’s up! Summer’s finally here. No more reminiscing. It’s that time of the year to get out and enjoy, or, to just ‘sip back and relax’ with a good read and some Margaritas, Palomas and other thirst quenchers.

While the Spirits of Mexico event in San Diego takes place at the outer reaches of Summer, why not polish your palate with some of these delightfully refreshing cocktails this Summer (see below)? Or, simply float a slice of blood orange in a luscious anejo from Oro Azul, Sauza, Tres Generaciones, Partida, El Tesoro, Corazon, Herradura, 4 Copas, Scorpion Mezcal, Gran Centenario, Chaya, and Scorpion Mezcal.

All of these Tequilas, Mezcals and more will be sipped while sampling from an assortment of culinary delights this September 16, the 185 th Anniversary of Mexican Independence , at The Spirits of Mexico at the San Diego Wine & Culinary Center.

Meet Phillip Soto Mares , Catador Oficial de La Academia Mexicana del Tequila, A.C. & President of Duende, LLC and Sofia Partida of PartidaTequila. Each will be hosting private Seminars during our VIP hour. Cocktail Times will be on hand to help with entertaining ideas. The Museum of the American Cocktail will host a Mixology Seminar. Guest appearances by Master Distillers and Experts including Mark Cannon of PocoTequila, a Silent Auction benefiting Sky Ranch Foundation, featuring rare and collectable spirits and more, await you.

VIP Hour starts at 4PM
General Admission begins at 5PM
Event ends at 9PM

Tickets may now be purchased on-line

And, Mark Your Calendar With These Other Fall Dates

New York City

Oct 16, 2006

Valbella Restaurant

Oct 23,2006

VodkaFest with Gin
Valbella Restaurant

Tampa , Florida

Nov 18, 2006

VodkaFest with Gin
Cuban Club 

Enjoy these fine cocktails courtesy of our Participating Tequila and Mezcal Brands

Cactus Juice

  • 2 oz. Oro Azul Reposado Tequila
  • ½ oz. Amaretto
  • 4 oz. Sweet & Sour Mix
  • Pour all ingredients in order and serve in a tall highball glass with ice

Mango Margarita (Blended)

  • 1 oz. Para Mi Blanco Tequila
  • 2 sliced ripe mangos
  • 3 Tablespoons of sugar
  • ½ fresh squeezed lime
  • ½ cup sparkling water
  • 2 cups of ice

Sauza Hacienda Vampiro

Green Iguana

Mezcal Café su Da

(Vietnamese Coffee with Mezcal)

Herradura Paloma Cocktail

  • 2 oz. Herradura Silver Tequila
  • 6 oz. Club Soda
  • 1 splash lime juice
  • pinch of Salt
  • Pour Herradura into a salt-rimmed collins glass filled with ice cubes. Fill with club soda. Splash of lime. Garnish with lime wheel

Sauza Reposado Champagne Cocktail

Platinum Lemon Drop

  • 2 parts E l Tesoro Platinum Tequila
  • 1 part fresh squeezed lemon juice (or lemonade)
  • ½ tsp. Superfine Sugar
  • Shake with ice and serve in a martíni glass


  • 2 ½ oz. Partida Anejo
  • 1 oz. Palma pomegranate liqueur
  • 3 ½ oz. fresh squeezed Ojai pixie tangerine juice (Substitute with any small tangerine, smaller the better)
  • Shake, strain and pour into large martini glass. Garnish with orange slice
  • Created byMark Dorseyfrom AMMOin Los Angeles , CA


Please Polish Your Palate Responsibly
¼ oz. Samples Permitted Only
Must be 21 or over to participate
Photo I.D. Required