The Jalisco Sunset is a sour, herbaceous cocktail served in a coupe glass with a sophisticated, skewered cantaloupe and rosemary garnish.

Black Russian Cocktail

Crafted by Amanda Swanson

This cocktail was crafted by Amanda Swanson. She’s an Agave Spirit Specialist who goes by @JiggerHappy on instagram. If that instagram handle doesn’t scream “I know how to craft a mean cocktail!” I don’t know what would!

Hiatus Tequila

The star in this cocktail is the Hiatus Tequila Blanco. This fawlessly clear tequila is bursting with aromas of roasted agave, fresh-cut grass, and tropical fruit.

The flavor of this tequila is amazing in cocktails and even more of a delight when sipped on neat or on the rocks. They earned these bragging rights when Hiatus Blanco received the silver award at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

The fact that this is an award winning tequila is surprisingly not our favorite part about Hiatus. The meaning behind their name is truly the cherry on top to this beautiful brand.

Noun hi·a·tus

An interruption in time or continuity: a pause, or break; especially a period when something (such as a typical activity) is interrupted…

They set out to create a premium tequila that reflects what’s important to them and (I’d like to think) the rest of us. They wanted to craft a tequila that would give people an escape from the daily grind, the status quo. Now that is a beautiful (and better yet) “Thirsty Approved” message!

A Unique Combination of Ingredients

The ingredients in this cocktail are not new to us, but we never thought to combine them! Sweet cantaloupe, sour lime juice, bittersweet Aperol, notes of rosemary, and the robust Hiatus Blanco. This cocktail is packed with flavor. We truly enjoyed every sip!

  • 1½ ounce Hiatus Blanco: bursting with aromas of roasted agave, lemongrass, ginger, yellow bell pepper, lemon and black table pepper.
  • ½ ounce Aperol: a touch of bittersweet.
  • ½ ounce agave syrup: the optimal sweetener for any tequila based cocktail.
  • 2½ ounces fresh lime juice
  • 4 pieces of 1 inch fresh cantaloupe (cubed or balled): the extra work to ball the cantaloupe is worth it to create this stunning cocktail!
  • 1 sprig rosemary: the aroma from the rosemary makes every sip a dream.

1. Muddle together cantaloupe, rosemary, and agave.

2. Add all ingredients to a shaker.

3. Add ice and shake vigorously.

4. Fine strain into coupe glass.

5. Garnish with rosemary sprig and/or skewered cantaloupe pieces.

When to Serve a Jalisco Sunset

  • National Tequila Day: This tequila based cocktail was made for a day like this!
  • Cinco de Mayo: records show that roughly 126 million liters of tequila were consumed on Cinco De Mayo alone in 2019. This is the perfect holiday to get crafty with tequila!
  • Taco Tuesday: This cocktail will elevate your Taco Tuesday night.

As always, remember to enjoy responsibly.

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