Toast National Tequila Day on July 24 with King-worthy Código cocktails.
The limited edition añejo is a private recipe refined over generations by an artisan distilling family in Amatitán, Mexico. Strait discovered the premium tequila over his many years of vacationing in Mexico. For generations, it was a private recipe known to only a select group of Mexico’s most respected families and finest jimadors, and the prized tequila remained private and available only south of the border.
Now it’s available in all 50 states and 25 countries.
The name Código refers to the codes and customs that govern the making of tequila; the year 1530 is when the tequila’s home city of Amatitán was founded. The brand’s five tequila expressions — blanco, rosa, reposado, añejo, and “origen” (its extra-añejo) — are sugar- and additive-free and aged in French oak barrels that were previously filled with award-winning Napa Valley cabernet.
We think the rosa, with its slight floral notes, might be our summertime favorite. But any Código will deliver in a kingly fashion. You can do shots Strait-up, or mix, muddle, and shake into cocktails.
There’s so much to explore beyond the time-honored favorite margarita. Whether you’re toasting National Tequila Day on July 24 or just putting on some King George at home whenever you have a hankering for tequila, these cocktails will do the trick.
Arriba! (glasses up)
Abajo! (glasses down)
Al Centro! (glasses to the front — health for all of you!)
Y Pa’dentro! (inside).
Drink safely and in good health!
Cucumber Mint Margarita
2 ounces Código 1530 Blanco Tequila
1 ounce Triple Sec
½ ounce agave nectar
½ ounce lime juice
Muddle cucumber and mint in a rocks glass. In a shaker filled with ice, shake tequila, Triple Sec, agave nectar, and lime juice. Shake and strain over ice. Garnish with mint leaf.
Spicy Pink Watermelon Margarita
2 ounces Código 1530 Rosa Tequila
3 ounces Pressed Juicery Watermelon Lime Jalapeno Juice
¾ ounces fresh lime juice
¼ teaspoon jalapeno-infused agave nectar
Fresh jalapeno, sliced (optional)
Kosher salt (as garnish)
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in the watermelon jalapeno juice, tequila, lime juice, and agave nectar. Shake for 30 seconds. Garnish glass with salted rim and jalapeno slices if desired.
Blackberry Basil Margarita
1½ ounces Código 1530 Blanco Tequila
½ ounce Triple Sec
1 ounce lime juice
½ ounce agave syrup (optional)
Muddle blackberries in a rocks glass. Fill a shaker with ice; add tequila, Triple Sec, lime juice, and agave syrup. Shake and strain over ice and garnish with a blackberry and basil leaf.