Tequila

Skinny Girl Margarita

The Margarita is most likely the number one requested summer cocktail. The problem is that very few people actually enjoy a genuine Margarita. Early in its history it was a simple drink--related to the Daisy class of alcoholic drinks--which consisted of tequila, triple sec, lime and salt. Sadly, over the last… [Continue]

The Margarita Recipe

One of the crown jewels in the cocktail world is the Margarita. Like some of the classic French and Italian recipes every chef should know, the Margarita is something that every bartender knows. Since it's such a well known, and simple, cocktail you'd think getting a decent Margarita would be easy. Well, that… [Continue]

Patron Anejo Tequila

patron tequilaTequila 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… [Continue]

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… [Continue]

Diablo Cocktail

While I was thinking about what to write, I glanced up and notices my collection of Food & Drink magazines from the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO). I decided somewhere in one of those magazines there must be something that would inspire me to write. The first issue I pulled out was from the summer of 2004 and had a recipe for the Mint Divine, a rye, mint and lemonade recipe. Basically… [Continue]

Don Eduardo Tequila

don eduardo tequilaSometimes 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… [Continue]

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… [Continue]

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