Celebrate the Holidays with Casamigos Cristalino

If you’re wondering what to sip on this holiday season, the choice is crystal clear.

Casamigos, the renowned tequila and mezcal brand founded by George Clooney, Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman, unveiled its latest creation earlier this year: Casamigos Cristalino. While most cristalinos on the market are anejo-based, the newest addition to the Casamigos family keeps the rich texture and character of the well-loved Casamigos Reposado, which is aged in oak barrels then charcoal filtered, resulting in a crystal-clear Casamigos Cristalino that’s incredibly smooth and delicious with no burn. Casamigos Cristalino is perfect neat or in cocktails. For that special someone, get a bottle of cristalino. It’s the perfect stocking stuffer.

Along with a bottle of Casamigos Cristalino, here are a few cocktails that your guests are sure to enjoy. Welcome the winter with the Casa Cider, sure to make you feel extra cozy. The Casa Bubbly is perfect for ringing in the New Year.

Casa Cider

Serves 1

1 ½ ounces Casamigos Cristalino Tequila

1 ounce apple cider

½ ounce fresh lemon juice

½ ounce ginger syrup (suggest Liquid Alchemist)

2 dashes angostura bitters

1 pinch ground nutmeg (optional)

Garnishes: apple slice, star anise, thyme sprig and cinnamon dusting

In a tin shaker, stir all ingredients. Add ice, shake vigorously and strain into a rocks glass. Add fresh ice and garnish.

Casa Bubbly

Serves 1

½ teaspoon coarse salt

½ teaspoon sugar

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Orange wheel

1 ounce Casamigos Cristalino Tequila

¼ ounce vanilla syrup (suggest Torani)

2 dashes angostura bitters

Chilled prosecco or champagne, for finishing

Garnishes: sage leaf (attached to the glass with a mini clothespin, or floating in cocktail)

In a shallow dish, mix together salt, sugar and cinnamon. Wet half of the rim of a champagne flute with the orange wheel, then dip into the salt mixture. In a tin shaker, stir all ingredients except prosecco or champagne. Add ice, shake vigorously and strain into the rimmed glass. Top off with chilled prosecco or champagne and garnish. casamigos.com