Tequila Don Julio’s ‘Abuela’s Old Fashioned’

This year, truly celebrate Mexican heritage with the plant that started it all, the agave
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Tequila Don Julio’s ‘Abuela’s Old Fashioned’

Tequila Don Julio

This year, truly celebrate Mexican heritage with the plant that started it all, the agave. Whether you’re partial to a crisp, classic blanco, a rich reposado, or a spicy añejo, Tequila Don Julio has got you covered.

Crafted by Miami Mixologist Eddie Fuentes, the below recipe highlights the agave and fresh flavors in Tequila Don Julio in new and unexpected ways. Serving this specialty cocktail made with only the best ingredients will impress friends and add an authentic feel to the festivities.

“The sweet buñuelo syrup, made with cinnamon and vanilla, pairs deliciously with Tequila Don Julio Reposado’s intense cooked agave finish.”

 

1
Servings
4576
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the buñuelo syrup:

  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 vanilla stick
  • 2 star anise
  • 2 Cups water
  • 4 Cups sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon lemon juice

For the cocktail:

  • 1 1/2 Ounce tequila, such as Tequila Don Julio Reposado
  • 1/3 Ounce buñuelo syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 dash chocolate mole bitters
  • Orange and lemon twist, for garnish

Directions

For the buñuelo syrup:

Bring cracked cinnamon, vanilla sticks, and star anise to a boil in 2 cups of water on high heat. Let boil for 10 minutes.

Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Lower heat and let simmer for 1 minute.

Strain into a large container. Add lemon juice and let cool.

For the cocktail:

Combine ingredients into a rocks glass with ice and stir.

Garnish with orange and lemon twist.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
234g
100%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
35g
100%
Carbohydrate, by difference
584g
100%
Protein
38g
83%
Vitamin A, RAE
529µg
76%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
9mg
12%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
22µg
24%
Calcium, Ca
321mg
32%
Choline, total
28mg
7%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
121g
100%
Folate, total
517µg
100%
Iron, Fe
34mg
100%
Magnesium, Mg
164mg
51%
Manganese, Mn
4mg
100%
Niacin
27mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
634mg
91%
Riboflavin
2mg
100%
Selenium, Se
70µg
100%
Sodium, Na
790mg
53%
Thiamin
3mg
100%
Water
383g
14%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

Old Fashioned Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Old Fashioned Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.