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March Madness

By Jack Barnes

After dozens of games and countless baskets of wings, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament is finally coming to a conclusion.

And not a moment too soon: All the nail-biting wins and heart-breaking loses have surely taken a toll on your body.  In this case, you deserve a well-made drink for your tireless armchair cheerleading.
Celebrate your good fortune (we mean you, North Carolina and Syracuse fans) and toast your team’s skills with one of these festive cocktails. Or you can mourn your defeats with one of these boozy classics.  But no matter the state of your bracket, please join us in raising a glass to the winner of the Big Dance.

See recipes below

The Kick Off

The Wild-Rita 
Serve up this 1800 Tequila cocktail when the Villanova Wildcats score a basket…

1.5 oz. 1800 Silver
0.5 oz. Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
0.5 oz. Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
0.5 oz. Lime Juice Cordial
0.25 oz. Green Chartreuse

Shake with ice and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass.

1800 Anejo — Crimson Heat

The Boomer Sooner
Inspired by the University of Oklahoma’s ‘Fight Song’ this cocktail is sure to be enjoyed when the game starts heating up for all the Oklahoma fans watching…
1 pt. 1800® Añejo Tequila
2 pts. Blood Orange Juice
Splash of Agave
Garnish with Chili
Combine ingredients over ice, garnish with Chili.
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The Tarheel Three Pointer
Whip up the Tarheel Three Pointer when North Carolina’s got the ball…
 
2 oz Jose Cuervo® Especial Silver
1/4 oz shot triple sec
1/4 oz shot Bols Blue Curacao Liqueur
1 oz fresh lime juice

Shake with ice and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass.  Garnish with a lime wedge.
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Syracuse Sunrise
A spirited twist on the classic Jose Cuervo Tequila Sunrise – sip on this cocktail when Syracuse scores and then do yourself a victory lap…
 
1 oz Jose Cuervo® Especial Rolling Stones Edition
2 oz Orange Juice
1/oz Grenadine
Shake with ice and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass.  Garnish with an orange wedge and cherry.

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