Cocktails & Spirits

Justin Timberlake's Tequila Makes Appearance at AAA For 20/20 Experience (Recipes)

Justin Timberlake's rise from Mouseketeer to major recording artist, actor, and heartthrob will probably be studied by pop anthropologists 500 years from now.

But, for now, Timberlake is alive and coming to the American Airlines Arena for his 20/20 Experience world tour on Wednesday, March 5. As expected, the concert is sold out (although resale tickets are available, starting at a shockingly reasonable $140), but those lucky enough to have their paws on some special VIP passes can drink in Timberlake's talents and charms both literally and figuratively.

The singer, who recently launched his Sauza 901 tequila, is offering a smattering of fans a taste of his spirit at the pop-up Sauza 901 lounge at his concert, which is accessible only with a special VIP pass.

The tequila is a collaboration between Sauza tequila and Timberlake. The 901, by the way, is a nod to the star's Memphis hometown area code (and the time the evening starts to get interesting...9:01 p.m.). You can bet that means the crowd will erupt in a massive toast at that exact time, so plan to have a fresh cocktail in your hand.

If, like us, you're non-VIP, here are some recipes so you can toast to Justin at home...right at 9:01 in the 305.

Memphis Mule

2 oz Sauza 901 tequila

4 oz ginger beer

juice of 1/2 lime

Build over ice, garnish with fresh wedge of lime.

Palm Springs

2 oz Sauza 901 tequila

6 oz grapefruit soda

1 1/2 oz lime juice

Salt (for rimming glass)

Lime wedge

Rim a Collins glass with salt, build over ice and garnish with fresh wedge of lime.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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