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Do You Even Know How Terrific a Savory Cocktail Can Be?

Savory flavors are one sure-fire secret to shaking up your boring drink order.
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It's easy to get stuck in a cocktail rut and order something sweet and simple. That often leads to sugar overload. These six cocktails may seem unusual, but savory flavors are one sure fire secret to shaking up your boring drink order.

This smooth, spicy cocktail combines the flavors of everyone’s favorite Mexican appetizers, salsa and guacamole, with tequila. A tomatillo “salsa” mixture featuring cilantro, jalapeño, garlic and avocado adds a unique punch to Casa Noble Silver tequila. With some tortilla chips on the side, you may as well start calling this combination “dinner.”
Garnished with beef jerky and rimmed with dry rub, this beer-based cocktail packs the smoky flavor of backyard BBQ. Rye whiskey, maple syrup, lemon juice and barbeque bitters complete this hefty mixture.
This vodka and vermouth cocktail is all about the garnish: cocktail onions and freshly cracked black pepper. The delicious, eye-catching concoction is a simple way to cozy up to the savory side.
This spicy stuff traditionally goes hand in hand with a shot of tequila. Lime, orange and grapefruit juices combine with tomato juice, jalapeño, salt, pepper and hot sauce to create a complex chaser.
Cayenne, Tabasco, Worcestershire, celery salt, fresh lime juice, salt and pepper are the right formula to take your favorite Mexican lager to the next level of spicy, savory and satisfying.


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