7.24.17

Salt all the rims. You might be over millenial pink, but have you sipped on it yet? In the nick of time for National Tequila Day (it’s today), we stumbled upon Código 1530’s Rosa tequila — yes, basically rosé tequila — and knew we were on to something major.  

We came across this gorgeously glowy spirit somewhere in the deep dredges of Instagram and felt as though we’d seen the future; we can see this pink spirit making an appearance at every cocktail party we attend through 2018.

Surprisingly, many wellness pros advocate for vodka and tequila as healthier alcoholic beverage choices than wine — so rosé lovers, listen up…

Código 1530’s Rosa tequila takes 7 years to make — from seed to bottle — including a month long treatment that gives the spirit its subtle flavor and unique hue. Near the end of the aging process, Rosa tequila is rested for one month in uncharred Napa Cabernet French White Oak barrels.

To celebrate the new pink tequila, we took a bottle of Código 1530 Rosa, along with a few bottles of Pressed Juicery watermelon jalapeno juice out to Malibu Farm and let their bartenders have some fun. The cocktail recipe below is the delicious result and it is hands down the best margarita we’ve had all summer! Try it yourself for a fun and healthy twist on National Tequila Day…

Spicy Pink Watermelon Margarita
serves 1

Ingredients:

2 oz Código 1530 Rosa tequila
3 oz Pressed Juicery watermelon lime jalapeno juice
3/4 oz fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon jalapeno-infused agave
fresh jalapeno, sliced (optional)
kosher salt (as garnish)

Directions:

First, prepare the glass: Pour smoked or kosher salt onto a small, rimmed plate. Run a wedge of lime around the rim of the glass and dip the rim of the glass into the salt. Fill the glass with ice and set aside.

To make the margarita: Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in the watermelon jalapeno juice, tequila, lime juice and agave. Secure the lid to the shaker and shake for 30 seconds. Taste and add additional sweetener if necessary. Strain the liquid into your prepared glass. Top cocktail with jalapeno slices if desired. Enjoy!

This post is brought to you by Codigo 1530 . Learn more about where to find Codigo 1530 Rosa and their full collection of tequilas here


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