Tequila

Tequila

The Genesis of Tequila’s Bad Name?

While researching some drink history in old newspaper archives, I came across this great article/story about tequila. Though I’m sure it was written in a humorous "tongue-in-cheek" style, it doesn’t paint tequila in a very good light. However, we have all heard the stories about how tequila causes hallucinations and crazy stuff happens when people drink it, but there has never been any real proof. It is a fact many people prefer to drink tequilas […]

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Don Eduardo Tequila

Sometimes described as “white lightning”, tequila has developed a reputation of being a spirit that’s harsh and unsophisticated. Maybe many years ago the production standards were not what they are today, or maybe the really good tequila just didn’t get past the local population. If you had a source of great tequila, would you share it? Luckily times have changed and many great tequilas are making their way into new markets. These crafted tequila’s are […]

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Tequila Maria

One of the things you can count on in the cocktail, and culinary, world is variations on existing recipes and it just happens that this months Mixology Monday is on “Variations”. Generally, a variation of a recipe comes about because people get bored of the same old thing, don’t like something, or sometimes out of necessity. Taking something that is established and applying a twist is also a fun way to experiment, and I try […]

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Patron Anejo Tequila

Tequila is a schizophrenic spirit. On one hand, it is some people’s worst nightmare, on the other hand it can be regarded as a super premium spirit to be savored and enjoyed like the finest of scotches. Patron 100% agave tequila falls into the later category. This tequila is not the one from your college nightmares and doesn’t have any relationship to paint remove. If you are looking for a smooth tequila, to broaden your […]