IZO Bacanora, from IZO Spirits, recently picke dup the Best in Category award at the 2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, and there’s a new cocktail in town to celebrate.

Created by by IZO’s Mixologist, Joree Weatherly, the El Caballo Blanco is the perfect Cinco De Mayo cocktail and inspired by the Margarita. The idea behind this drink was to create a margarita that was stirred and not shaken. The clarified apple syrup compliments the mesquite smoked Bacanora and is balanced out by the citric, malic, and tartaric acid tincture. This is the perfect way to enjoy a new take on the margarita for your holiday celebrations.

Produced in Sonora, Mexico, IZO Bacanora is double distilled in copper and stainless steel. Aromas of desert minerals combine with smoky tones of anise, apple, and pepper to produce a full-bodied, smooth finish.

The distillery’s official tasting notes describe the IZO Bacanora as robust and aggressive, exhibiting bold smoke with vibrant pops of lime and fresh black pepper and a lingering smoke.

“We are delighted that the judges at San Francisco World Spirits Competition awarded the IZO Bacanora such a prestigious award. We focus on bringing flavorsome, good quality agave spirits to the world, and are thrilled at the recognition,” said Co-Founder, Gaston Martinez.

IZO’s El Caballo Blanco

  • 2oz Izo Bacanora
  • .5oz Clarified Apple Syrup*
  • 2 Dashes Citric, Malic, & Tartaric Acid tincture

Combine ingredients in a mixing glass, stir and pour over a large rock. Garnish with an expressed orange peel and sal de gusano.

*Juice apples and then drip filter through a coffee filter. Cut the clarified juice equal parts by weight with sugar.

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