This winter, three team members from PlumpJack’s businesses (MatrixFillmore & Balboa Cafe), took a two-day trip to the heart of Mexico’s tequila region. They arrived in the tiny town of Amatitan, Jalisco to Casa Herradura where they tasted a lot of tequila that resulted in PlumpJack’s very own hand-selected, single-barrel Reposado, now available for sipping and in cocktails at FARM at The Carneros Inn, MatrixFillmore, Balboa Cafe – San Francisco, Balboa Cafe – Mill Valley and PlumpJack Cafe, Squaw Valley.
To kick-off the release, we celebrated at MatrixFillmore with friends of PlumpJack by drinking refreshing cocktails fit for summer, featuring the Reposado. These signature cocktails are on cocktail menus at PlumpJack bars and restaurants, or you can perfect one of our signature cocktails at home with your own PlumpJack Reposado, now available in the stores at PlumpJack Wine & Spirits in the Marina and Noe Valley.
The PlumpJack Punch by Balboa Cafe Mill Valley
1 ½ oz. PJ Herradura Reposado Tequila
½ oz. fresh lime juice
Shake and serve up, chilled
Garnish with lime
Signature Reposado Margarita by Balboa Cafe San Francisco
2 oz. PlumpJack Herradura Reposado Tequila
½ oz Light Agave syrup
Splash Cointreau Liqueur
1 oz. fresh lime juice
Shaken over ice (salt optional)
Strawberry Summer Cooler by MatrixFillmore
2 oz. PlumpJack Herradura Reposado
1 oz. fresh lime juice
½ oz Agave
2 oz Strawberry puree
Splash of soda
Agave Rose by FARM at The Carneros Inn
2 oz PlumpJack Herradura Reposado
1 oz Vanilla simple syrup infused with pink peppercorns
1 oz Grapefruit juice
Splash of Lemon Juice
Shaken over ice
Serve neat in a Martini glass and Garnish with a few pink pepper corns in the glass
PlumpJack Perfecto Refresher by PlumpJack Wine & Spirits – Marina Location
2 oz. Herradura Reposado Tequila
1-inch slice fresh Anaheim chili, seeds removed
1-inch cube Honeydew melon, skinless
Dash of salt
½ oz fresh lime juice
Muddle the chili, melon and salt in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add tequila, lime and crushed ice. Shake well. Double strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a slice of fresh green chili.
Diablo Ahumado (the Smokey Devil) by PlumpJack Cafe, Squaw Valley
1 1/2 oz Plumpjack’s special Herradura Double Barrel Reposado tequila
1/2 oz mezcal reposado
1/4 oz creme de cassis
The juice of 1 full lime
Add these ingredients to a mixing tin filled with ice. Shake to chill. Strain into a highball glass filled with fresh ice. Fill the remaining space in the glass with ginger beer (2-3 oz). Garnish with a lime wheel. Mix and serve over ice.
And there you have it! Feel free to send us your own cocktail concoctions.