Tequila as a gift? Sign us up! As the countdown to Christmas begin, many of us are still undecided about gifts. However, you might want to consider buying your loved ones some Tequila— or at least try some tasty Tequila recipes with your family this holiday season. Here are the two best Tequila brands to consider and some delicious drink recipes to spice up your family function.

Jose Cuervo’s Reserva de la Familia

Jose Cuervo has fulfilled all their customers’ needs, and now they’re bringing a ‘reserved private family collection’ public so you and your family can enjoy.

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Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia Reposado: The unique barrel aging process gives this tequila rich and sophisticated qualities. With three different types of wood and barrel toasting styles: heavily toasted American oak and lightly toasted American & French oak barrels create a blended tequila that tastes of vanilla, caramel, nuts, and spice.

Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia Platino: This premium tequila is specially made through a unique “Esencia de Agave” process – a propriety process created by Cuervo and known only by the distillers – which extracts agave sweetness and aromas from the hearts of the agave plants.

Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia Extra Añejo: This tequila is made from only the hearts, or piñas, of agave plants, which are cooked for 48 hours total.

To learn more about Jose Cuervo Reserva De La Familia visit their website.

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El Bandido Yankee Tequila

Founded by NHL Hall of Fame playerChris Chelios and former NFL playerJim Bob Morris, El Bandido Yankee Tequila wants you to ‘take a walk on the wild side’. Here are three El Bandido drink recipes to try.

Fiery Bandido

Ingredients: 1.5 oz EBY Blanco Tequila

1.5 oz Watermelon Puree

.50 oz Basil Simple Syrup

.75 oz Fresh Lime Juice

2 dashes of Hot Pepper Bitters

Dehydrated Basil Leaf for Garnish

Directions: Combine tequila, watermelon puree, basil simple syrup, lime juice and 2 dashes of hot pepper bitters in a shaker tin and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice and garnish with dehydrated basil leaf.

Shady Lady

Ingredients: 2 oz EBY Blanco Tequila

2 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice

.50 oz Fresh Lime Juice

.25 oz Agave Nectar

2 oz Sparkling Pink Grapefruit

Maldon Sea Salt or Smoked Sea Salt for the rim blended with dehydrated lime zest

Directions: Combine tequila, grapefruit juice, fresh lime juice and agave in a shaker tin, top with ice and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Strain into a highball glass over fresh ice, top with sparkling pink grapefruit. Garnish with dehydrated lime wheel.

Stolen Night

Ingredients: 2 oz EBY Blanco Tequila

.50 oz Fresh Lime Juice

.25 oz Liquid Alchemist Ginger Syrup

4 oz Club Soda

Candied Ginger for Garnish

Directions: Combine all ingredients except the soda in a highball glass and stir for 5 seconds with a bar spoon. Top with club soda and add ice. Garnish with candied ginger.

To learn more about El Bandido Yankee Tequila visit their website.