We shared with you our invite and introduction to Pura Vida Tequila at the Rock Star Energy Festival as we learned from Sully and the rest of the Godsmack band what’s so special about Pura Vida. So over course we were excited to head home and try out a few recipes of our own.
Disclosure: I received a sample of the Pura Vida product mentioned. All thoughts/opinions are 100% my own. This drink is intended for those age 21 and up or those who have reached legal drinking age in their respective countries. Please Drink Responsibly!
This drink features the Pura Vida Reposado 0r Gold tequila. Pura Vida Reposado is triple distilled and lightly “rested” in high quality, American oak bourbon barrels. With a smooth, richer flavor than other tequilas its amber color yields an ample array of aromas from jasmine, mint and agave to cocoa and vanilla. Be prepared for the smooth taste of agave, a touch of mint, jasmine and light laurel flavor that intertwines with the woody, chocolate, and vanilla hints from the barrel for a slightly peppered yet slightly sweet taste.
Beverages made with liquor are great but they are often made even better when beer is added to the ingredient list. The complex and varied flavors present in today’s craft beer make it an ideal companion to your favorite mixed drink. Here is one drink made with traditional ingredients plus an English style IPA that happens to be one of my favorites. Feel free to substitute your own IPA and experiment with different IPA for a unique taste experience each time.
- 1.5 oz Pura Vida Gold Tequila
- .5 oz Naranja Orange liqueur
- 1 oz Fresh lime juice
- .25 oz Agave nectar
- 3 oz. Karbach Brewing Hopadillo IPA Beer
- Combine all of the above ingredients except the beer in a shaker with ice
- Shake vigorously
- Pour into a glass and top with the IPA beer
Get more great Pura Vida recipes here on Great Beer Now or visit them online for the Pura Vida Fizz, the Sully Smash and more!