It’s no secret that I enjoy combining the things I love with other things I love- food and fashion, peanut butter and chocolate, home decor and DIY, flip-flops and jean cut-offs, history and tequila….wait, hold up. History AND tequila?! Yes, believe it or not history was always one of my favorite subjects in school (and still happens to be one of my favorite topics to read about), and anyone who knows me knows tequila and I have our own bit of history dating back to my 21st birthday (margaritas have been my drink of choice since day one!). But what I’m referring to is a little more than drinking a marg while reading a historical book. Nope, what I’m referring to is actual history in a bottle. If I’ve thoroughly confused you (which I probably have), this video will help clear things up-
And you thought I was lying about history and tequila going together. I mean, can you believe that Jose Cuervo has been making 100% agave tequila since 1795?! From the volcanic eruption that enriched the soil for Cuervo®’s agave plants, to the celebration of Cinco de Mayo; from the heroic actions of Cuervo® to relieve America from Prohibition’s dry spell, to the invention of the Margarita and its inspiration of bikini volleyball. Cuervo Tradicional® has been through it all in it’s 219 years of existence. It truly is fascinating to see all that history come to life in through video as well as their free interactive app.
Now that we’ve had our history lesson for the day, it’s time to reward yourself with a refreshing margarita, or I should say, a twist on a margarita.
Makes one drink
2 ounces Jose Cuervo Tradicional tequila
1 ounce Triple Sec
1 cup lemonade
1 scoop of sorbet (I used Ciao Bella’s “Blackberry Cabernet”)
Mint or spearmint and lemon slices to garnish
Scoop the sorbet into balls and place them on a plate or in a bowl. Place in the freezer for at least 15-30 minutes before you will be serving the cocktail. Ideally (and especially if you are serving these for several friends), I would recommend preparing the sorbet balls 24 hours in advance and placing them on a wax paper lined baking sheet in the freezer.
To make the cocktail, mix together the tequila, triple sec, and lemonade over ice in a cocktail shaker. Pour into a margarita glass. Add in one of the scoops of sorbet and then garnish with mint or lemon. Serve immediately.
And while you’re enjoying that sorbet-rita, don’t forget to also enjoy the ‘Cuervo History In A Bottle’ app.
This post was sponsored by Jose Cuervo. All opinions are my own.