Meanwhile here are some of Herbst’s favorite ways to imbibe.
ROCK ‘N’ RITA (Rock N Roll Platinum Tequila)
Forget the sugar, sugar. This Rita gets her sweetness straight from tequila’s agave heart.
- 2 lime slices or wedges
- 2 oz. Platinum Tequila
- 1 tablespoon agave syrup (nectar)
- 2 oz. cup fresh lime juice
DIRECTIONS: Rub 1 lime slice over half the rim of an Old Fashioned glass (if you prefer your Margarita on the rocks) or a coupe glass (if you prefer it up). Combine tequila, agave syrup, and juice in a cocktail shaker; fill with ice and shake well. Strain into prepared glass. Garnish with second lime slice.
AMPED MOJITO (Rock N Roll Platinum Cristalino)
Are you ready to party? This refreshing twist of a beauty will help get you there.
- 2 oz. Cristalino Tequila
- Big handful of fresh mint leaves
- 1 ½ limes, quartered
- 1 oz. simple syrup
- Soda water
- Sprigs of mint for garnish
DIRECTIONS: Place ice cubes, mint leaves, tequila and simple syrup in the blender or cocktail shaker. Squeeze in the juice from the limes and divide the limes between each glass. Blend or shake until well combines. Divide between the glasses and top with soda water and sprigs of mint.
Go Man Go (Rock N Roll Mango Tequila)
One for the money, two for the show, three to get ready…
- 5oz. Mango Tequila
DIRECTIONS: Serve loud and chilled
Originally published in Santa Barbara Seasons on March 1, 2018.