Like Drinking Outdoors? This One's For You

Summer may be dwindling, but our hankering for the season's fresh ingredients remains. Plus, we're still trying to soak up as much of the warm weather as possible before the inevitable return of brisk temperatures. This weekend, we're ditching the bar-and-resto scene and committing ourselves to our back porches balconies and rooftops for grilling, relaxing, and at-home cocktails. To get us going, Avión Tequila has three solid recipes for the perfect concoctions. It's official: We're trading in Tequila Sunrises for these delish sunset-hour drinks.
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Elevated Margarita

2 parts Avión Silver or Reposado
1 part fresh lime juice
½ part agave nectar

Combine ingredients in shaker with ice, and shake vigorously. Fine strain over fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wheel.
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Avión Watermelon Martini

2 parts Avión Silver or Reposado
1 part fresh lime juice
4 one-inch cubes fresh watermelon
Squeeze of agave nectar

Muddle watermelon with agave nectar in a mixing glass. Add remaining ingredients, and shake vigorously with ice. Fine strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and garnish as desired.
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Avión Lemonade

2 parts Avión Silver
1 part fresh lemon juice
1 part simple syrup
Top with club soda

Build ingredients in a Collins glass with ice, and stir. Garnish with a lemon wedge and mint leaf, if desired.
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