Z Tequila is proud to present the following eight featured cocktails from our 2012 ReZipe Rumble contest. Enjoy!

  • First Place Winner

    Brandon Turner


    A south of the border twist on the American classic White Russian.


    • 1.5 oz. Z Tequila Reposado
    • 0.5 oz. Firelit Coffee Liqueur
    • 2.5 oz. Horchata
    • 8 drops of Bittermens Xocolatl Mole Bitters

    How To Mix

    - Combine all ingredients with ice
    - Stir into a rocks glass


    Brandon Turner of The League Kitchen and Tavern

  • Chris Lansford


    A sweet and spicy cocktail that is as easy to make as it is to drink.


    • 1 fresh jalapeño
    • 1.5 oz. jalapeño-infused Z Tequila Silver
    • 0.5 oz. Monin Desert Pear syrup
    • 1.5 oz. Dole Hibiscus Aquas Frescas
    • Chili-lime salted rim

    How To Mix

    - Cut jalapeño vertically into 4-5 slices, remove about half the seeds, leave the tequila to infuse for about 12 hours, then remove the jalapeño
    - Combine all ingredients into a shaker
    - Salt the rim of a martini glass with chili-lime salt
    - Strain into martini glass and enjoy


    Chris Lansford of 400 Rabbits/Alamo Drafthouse

  • Hermon Baggett


    The tamarind tree’s fruit has long been desired for its tart acidity and natural sweetness. We enhance the fruit’s sweet and sour notes with fresh lime juice and agave nectar — mix with Pepe Z Tequila Reposado with a splash of soda. Uncover an earthy pucker that has fascinated south Asian and Mexican cuisine for centuries.


    • 2 oz. Pepe Z Tequila Reposado
    • 3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
    • 3/4 oz. tamarind syrup
    • Dash of agave nectar
    • Club soda

    How To Mix

    - Top with club soda
    - Serve in a 10 oz. tumbler or margarita glass


    Hermon Baggett of Curra’s Grill

  • LeeAnne VanWinkle


    A refreshing beverage fit for a queen, still made in a manly shade of green.


    • 1 oz. Z Tequila Blanco
    • 1 oz. Midori
    • 1 oz. sweet and sour mix
    • Club soda or lemon-lime soda

    How To Mix

    - Combine Z Tequila Blanco, Midori and the sweet and sour in a shaker
    - Shake
    - Pour in martini glass or serve on the rocks
    - Garnish with a Z cut from an orange peel


    LeeAnne VanWinkle of Hilton-Austin Airport

  • Louis Sandoval


    This twist on the martini brings to life a number of flavors and sensations.


    • 3 1/4 in. cucumber slices 1.5 oz. Z Tequila
    • 2 orange slices (juiced) Club soda
    • 1 tbsp. sugar Sugar salt mixture
    • Garnish Ingredients
    • Sriracha hot sauce to rim glass
    • 1 paper thin cucumber slice to float on top
    • 1/4 orange wheel

    How To Mix

    - In mixing glass, muddle cucumber, sugar, and orange juice into thick liquid consistancy
    - Add tequila and set aside to allow it to fuse together
    - Rim martini glass using Siracha hot sauce, then dip into salt sugar mixture
    - Add ice to the drink mixture and shake thoroughly, strain into glass


    Louis Sandoval of Mavericks Country and Rock

  • Sara Lupa


    This fresh and spicy martini


    • 2 oz. Z Tequila Blanco
    • Muddle 1 jalapeño slice
    • 1 oz. fresh pineapple juice
    • 1/2 oz. lime juice

    How To Mix

    - Muddle 1 jalapeño slice into a glass
    - Pour all ingredients into a shaker
    - Strain into a martini glass
    - Garnish with a slice of jalapeño and enjoy


    Sara Lupa of the Brixton

  • Tim Mance II


    A perfect blend of spicy and refreshing. A little kick in the front, but cool in the finish.


    • 1.5 oz. Z Tequila Reposado
    • Lime juice
    • 1 fresh cucumber
    • 2 fresh jalapeños

    Garnish Ingredients

    • 1 fresh cucumber
    • 1 fresh jalapeño
    • Z Tequila Añejo
    • Tabasco salt

    How to Mix

    - Slice cucumber into thin slices, sprinkle with Tabasco salt
    - Muddle 4 jalapeño slices and 3 cucumber slices in shaker
    - Add 1 1/2 oz. Z Tequila Reposado, 1 1/2 oz. lime juice, ice, shake
    - Add Tabasco salt and ice to glass, strain shaker over ice
    - Line cucumber slices lengthwise, slightly overlapping, roll up, secure with sword
    - Take half of deseeded jalapeño, two matches to flame inside of half cut jalapeño, place the half into center of cucumber flower
    - Place flower on top of drink, and fill jalapeño half with shot of Z Tequila Añejo


    Tim Mance II of Aloft

  • Travis Tober


    A floral based cocktail that plays off of the floral aspects of agave and the flowers that bloom on them and pairing well with the grapefruit and St. Germain.


    • 1.75 oz. Z Tequila Blanco
    • 0.5 oz. St. Germain
    • 0.75 oz. Homemade Rosé Wine syrup
    • 1 oz. Rio star grapefruit juice
    • 2 dashes of Fee Brothers grapefruit bitters
    • 1 egg white

    Garnish Ingredients

    • 1 candied rose petal

    How To Mix

    - Shake with ice
    - Strain into a chilled coupe glass rinsed with rose water
    - Garnish with a candied rose petal


    Travis Tober of The Four Seasons

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  • Mexican Martini

    Z Tequila Reposoda
    • 1 1/2 oz. Z Tequila Reposado
    • 1/2 oz. lime juice
    • 1 oz. orange juice
    • 1 oz. sweet and sour

    Pour all ingredients into a shaker, shake and strain into a salted rimmed martini glass. Garnish with a few olives.

  • Citrus Margarita

    Z Tequila Reposoda
    • 1 1/2 oz. Z Tequila Reposado
    • 1/2 oz. orange liquor
    • fill with lime juice

    Serve in a salted rim margarita glass and garnish with a lime wedge.

  • Mazatlan (Pepe’s Manhattan)

    Z Tequila Añejo
    • 1 1/2 oz. Z Tequila Añejo
    • 1/2 oz. sweet vermouth
    • 1 dash of Angostura bitters

    Stir with cracked ice, strain, and serve with a cherry.

  • Tequila Old Fashioned

    Z Tequila Añejo
    • 2 oz. Z Tequila Añejo
    • 1 /2 bar-spoon of agave syrup
    • 2 or 3 dashes orange, lemon or grapefruit bitters

    Add syrup and bitters to an old-fashioned glass and stir. Add ice and tequila then stir well. Top off the glass with ice and garnish with a strip of lime zest.

  • Bloody Maria

    Z Tequila Blanco
    • 1 1/2 oz. Z Tequila Blanco
    • 3 oz. tomato juice
    • 1/2 oz. lemon juice
    • 1 dash Worcestershire sauce
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • juice of 1/2 lime

    Shake well with ice and strain into glass (salted rim optional).

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