Spirits of Mexico 2012 Tequila Trail Cointreau Cocktail Competition recipes

We attended the Spirits of Mexico 2012 Tequila Trail this year and were able to try a couple of drinks made for the Cointreau Cocktail Challenge!

We've provided the recipes below in order of the rounds! Find your favorite or try something new! Enjoy!

Round 1

Barra Barra Saloon - Corazon Morado

  • 3/4 oz Muerto Blanco tequila
  • 1/4 oz Cointreau
  • 1/2 oz Chambord
  • 1/2 oz Frangelico
  • 4 oz milk

Casa de Reyes - Cointreau Sweet Tart

  • 2 oz El Jimador Blanco
  • 3/4 oz Simple Syrup
  • 1 oz Chambord
  • 1/4 oz Cointreau
  • Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Fresh Mint

Casa Guadalajara - Milagro Cosmo

  • 1.5 oz Milagro
  • 1/2 oz Cointreau
  • 3 oz Cranberry Juice
  • 1 oz Lime Juice

Rockin' Baja Cantina - Spicy Scorpion

Fill mixing tin with ice, then

  • 1 1/2 oz Scorpion Mezcal
  • 1/2 oz Cointreau
  • 2 Egg Whites
  • 1 dash of Lime Juice
  • Fill with Sweet and Sour

Shake, pour into glass

Round 2

Cafe Coyote - Chipotle Pineapple Paloma

  • 1 1/4 oz Azunia Blanco
  • 1/2 oz Cointreau
  • Splash of Grapefruit
  • Splash of Pineapple Juice
  • Topped off with 3/4 oz of Chipotle Pineapple Simple Syrup
  • Squeeze a Lemon wedge over the top.
  • Pineapple wedge (garnish)

El Fandango - Fandango Cucaracha

  • 1/2 oz El Capote Charro
  • 1/2 oz Kahlua
  • 1/2 oz Cointreau

In a rocks glass, add tequila, then Kahlua, then Cointreau

La Pinata - Mayan Nectar

  • 1 1/2 oz Apocalypto Blanco
  • 1/4 oz Agave Nectar
  • 3/4 oz Cointreau
  • 2 oz Pomegranate Juice
  • 2 oz Sweet and Sour

Cosmopolitan Hotel - B-Side Cocktail

  • 2 oz regional Anejo
  • 3/4 oz Cointreau
  • 2 slices of Blood Orange
  • 1 tsp Brown Sugar
  • 8 Mint Tops
  • 2 dashes of Chocolate Bitters
  • Splash of Orange Juice

Muddle Minto Tops, Brown Sugar, Bitters and Orange. Add remaining ingredients, shake and strain into a glass over ice

Round 3

Miguel's Cocina - Cointreau Skinny

  • 1.75 oz Herradura Silver
  • .75 oz Cointreau
  • 1 oz Agave
  • fill with Lime Juice
  • 12 oz bucket glass

Alamo Mexican Cafe - Sky Blue Arta Rita

  • 4 count Arta Repasado
  • 6 count Sweet and Sour
  • 2 count Cointreau
  • 2 count 7up
  • Shake w/Lime & Orange Slice
  • 1 count Blue Float Curacao

Old Town Mexican Cafe - Pura Vida Sunset

  • 1.5 oz Pura Vida
  • 1/2 oz Cointreau
  • 3 oz Orange Juice
  • Splash Grenadine

Fred's Mexican Cafe - Angel's Spicy Margarita

Muddle Jalapenos and shot of Vanilla Vodka together; pour into Sugared or Salted margarita glass. Create regular margarita with Gran Centranario (3 count), Cointreau (6 count) and a splash of Sweet and Sour to taste, hand shaken on the rocks. Pour over muddled Jalapenos.

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