A 4th of July party is incomplete without the perfect cocktail. With tequila trending this summer, we would love for your readers to consider Nosotros Blood + Sand, a red, smokey Margini (Margarita Martini) made with Nosotros Tequila.
One of our favorite takes on a ‘margini’ is the Smoke on the Water created by Garh Dokken of the Craft House in Dana Point, CA. The festive, smokey cocktail features Nosotros Reposado, notes of luxardo cherries, vanilla, and blood orange topped with a charcoal eggwhite foam.
Photo courtesy of Craft House
If you’re not in California this holiday weekend, make a similar cocktail at home to enjoy.
Nosotros Blood + Sand
¾ oz Nosotros Reposado
¾ oz orange juice (preferably blood orange)
¾ oz cherry heering
¾ oz dry vermouth
3 dash vanilla extract
Shake and double strain into a chilled coupe
Garnish with an orange peel and a cherry
Nosotros Tequila is a premium tequila company based in the heart of Hermosa Beach, California, and produced in Mexico. The tequila is the result of a 50/50 blend of sustainably sourced sweet highland and peppery lowland agaves, providing a taste profile that is both unique and delicious. Nosotros is currently producing a reposado and blanco and is available in more than 300 retailers across Southern California and nationally via NosotrosTequila.com.
Jockey agent Matt Nakatani was born with racing already coursing through his veins as the son of Southern California jockey Corey Nakatani and trainer Michele Dollase. He also counts an uncle, aunt and grandfather, the late Wallace Dollase, as trainers within the industry. After graduating from the University of Louisville with degrees in Sports Management and Communications, he returned to home to California to be near family and took on a more active role in his father’s distinguished riding career, becoming his agent.
The pairing was a success and the young Nakatani helped his father return off an extended layoff, solidifying himself as a talented and well-respected member of the industry. Though not an easy one, Nakatani says his job and passion are one and the same and that he goes after each early morning, disappointing defeat and exhilarating win all for the love of the horse and the life they have given him and his family.
Summer is here, and as we get busier we often forget the things we need to enjoy the season more!
Wear Sunglasses outdoors, even on cloudy days! Protect those beautiful eyes!
Always carry a portable snack with you, such as a protein bar or these delicious snacks in pouches. I promise they really are not gross, and they really help when you need a quick snack and don’t have the time to really eat.
I don’t always take my kindle with me, so I keep a magazine or two in my bag just in case.
I have been stuck in traffic for very long times due to an accident further up the road, and it’s nice to have something besides the radio to distract you while you are practically parked on the Interstate.
And how many times has a quick visit to the doctor taken longer??? And we all know their magazines aren’t always the most interesting.
And most important, before you toss these items into your bag and go, make sure your car is properly maintained and ready for the trip!
BE SURE TO CARRY AT LEAST A SMALL FIRST AID KIT, EXTRA WATER AND SNACKS, SUCH AS CRACKERS THAT WILL DEAL WITH EXTREME TEMPS INSIDE THE CAR.
Spare tire and lug wrench
TOILET PAPER (UGH…I KNOW) BUT ROADSIDE STOPS MAY BE NEEDED, AND HOW MANY REST AREAS HAVE YOU STOPPED AT THAT DIDN’T HAVE TOILET PAPER?
I hope you enjoy your Summer regardless of what you do. Stay safe! Stay hydrated!