Juicy lemons - currently in season - are the perfect addition to a cocktail.

Juicy lemons – currently in season – are the perfect addition to a cocktail. (Photo/Getty Images)

Perfect for winter, 3 sunny citrus cocktails

In many parts of the country it’s cold and gloomy right now — but it’s also citrus season. Deliciously fragrant and juicy, grapefruits, clementines, lemons and oranges have hit store shelves across the nation and there’s nothing better for a winter pick-me-up than a cocktail infused with the flavor of bright, sweet-smelling citrus. And given that the acidic bite of citrus is one of the year’s hottest Latino food trends, there’s no better time than the present to whip up one of these winter citrus cocktails.

Tequila, hibiscus and orange juice is combined to create a beautiful tribute to Mexico's culinary heritage.

Tequila, hibiscus and orange juice is combined to create a beautiful tribute to Mexico’s culinary heritage. (Photo/Courtesy Junior Merino)

El Angel Cocktail

Celebrated mixologist Junior Merino’s tribute to Mexico features tequila, fragrant hibiscus flowers and fresh orange juice in cocktail that at once represents the bounty of flavors and products present within Mexico’s treasured cuisine. Get the recipe here.

Learn how to make a classic Peruvian pisco sour at home.

Learn how to make a classic Peruvian pisco sour at home. (Photo/Nina Terrero)

Peruvian Pisco Sour

A proper Peruvian pisco sour is nothing without the addition of fresh lime. Considered the national cocktail of Peru, this drink is at once sour, sweet and bold, making it the perfect aperitif. Get the recipe here.

MIxologist Antonio Gonzales has created a cocktail that reflects his Mexican-American heritage.

Mixologist Antonio Gonzales has created a cocktail that reflects his Mexican-American heritage. (Photo/Courtesy Antonio Gonzales)

Thyme to Enjoy

Silver tequila comes alive with the kiss of citrus grapefruit and herbaceous notes of thyme, this tequila cocktail is refreshing with its unique blend of sweet and savory flavors. Get the recipe here.

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