Tequila flavored mixology lessons with Camarena

Tuesday night, Brad and I were lucky enough to attend a Camarena Tequila mixology class at AT&T Park, followed by a Giants game. San Francisco bartender and cocktail extraordinaire Duggan McDonnell. It was great to talk about tequila mixing beyond the classic margarita or tequila sunrise, especially this close to Cinco De Mayo!

Awesome bar set up for the Camarena Tequila mixology event.

We mixed up 3 different cocktails during the event, sampling the Camarena Silver Tequila and the Camarena Reposado Tequila. Both tequilas are 100% agave and 100% tasty. I’d like to share my favorite of the three drinks with you, the Diablo Splash Hit, which is sort of like a tequila-infused sangria. And if you float the wine on top just right, it creates a lovely layer of red on top.

Diablo Splash Hit, Photo by James Waynauskas Photography
Diablo Splash Hit
Photo by James Waynauskas Photography

Diablo Splash Hit Recipe


  • 2 oz Camarena Reposado Tequila
  • 1/2 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 heavy teaspoon agave nectar
  • 2 oz ginger beer
  • 1 oz California Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Lemon slice for garnish


  1. Pour tequila, lime juice, agave nectar and ginger beer in a highball glass, in the order listed
  2. Stir ingredients together
  3. Add ice, then float 1 ounce of Cabernet Sauvignon on top
  4. Garnish with lemon slice

The Giants ended up losing the baseball game to Arizona, but the cocktails helped make the loss a little less ick. Plus we got to hang out with the Giants’ 2010 and 2012 World Series Trophies:
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