Feb
25
2017

3 Great Margarita Recipes

How to make the perfect margarita – three great recipes

“It started in the 1930s with the Daisy cocktail, which was originally made with gin, but by a lucky mistake a bartender in Mexico picked up tequila …

Feb
25
2017

Mucha Liga Tequila

Tequila Bottles Take The Shape Of Luchadores    PSFK

Tequila Bottles Take The Shape Of Luchadores

…Promoting culture and diversity is a tool that brands can use to make their products stand out from the rest. Mucha Liga Tequila is embracing its heritage by modeling their bottle and brand after lucha libre, Mexico’s version of professional wrestling. These unique tequila bottles take the shape of a human head, the front of the bottle covered with the signature mask worn by a luchador…

Feb
25
2017

Oyamel’s mezcal festival

How to Eat Your Way Through DC This Week    DCist.com

Chef José Andrés kicks off Oyamel’s (401 7th St. NW) 10th annual Tequila and Mezcal Festival this Monday evening. The party, with tickets for $49, includes over a dozen agave tasting stations, passed bites and cocktails, and live music. And José knows how to throw a party. The festival goes on for two weeks with special dishes and cocktails featuring mezcal. On March 6 and 7, ticketed dinners will pair Oyamel dishes with artisan mezcals and tequilas and those at the bar between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. those evenings can have some free tastes of the featured spirits.

Feb
25
2017

Herradura – turning agave waste into fuel?

Mexico tequila maker has a shot at turning agave waste into fuel

TEPIC, Mexico, Feb 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – One of Mexico’s most famous tequila companies, Herradura, hopes to turn into fuel the …  Herradura, Mexico’s second-biggest tequila company behind Jose Cuervo, says that by drying out the 150 tonnes of fibrous agave waste it generates per day and turning it into biomass to fire up the huge boilers it uses to steam the plant, it could potentially generate 30 percent of the energy it needs.  “Simply, we have to squeeze out the water to recycle it and use it as a fuel,” said Guillermo Rodelo, director of engineering at Herradura’s plant in Amatitán, a few miles from the colonial town of Tequila in Jalisco state…

Feb
24
2017

Casa Noble’s Alta Belleza Tequila

Why Casa Noble’s Alta Belleza Tequila Is Not to Be Missed in Vegas

With a family history of tequila-making that reaches back two centuries, Jose “Pepe” Hermosillo, Casa Noble’s CEO and founding partner, has tequila …

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…With a family history of tequila-making that reaches back two centuries, Jose “Pepe” Hermosillo, Casa Noble’s CEO and founding partner, has tequila in his blood. This legacy just went ultra-luxe with a limited-edition release of an exceptional añejo, the Alta Belleza ($1,200). Hermosillo shares the journey of this outstanding expression…

Feb
24
2017

A taste of Tequila, Mexico

Among the blue agave, a taste of Tequila, Mexico   Denver Post

Blue agave fields on the outskirts of Tequila, Mexico. The hills surrounding town are dotted with the native plan. Some of the older stalks stand …

Feb
22
2017

Ilegal Mezcal Enters Distribution Agreement

Ilegal Mezcal Enters Distribution Agreement with Southern Glazer’s Transatlantic Division    BevNET.com

Antigua, Guatemala (February 21, 2017) — Ilegal Mezcal, a handcrafted brand of Mexican artisanal liquor that has made a name for itself with bold guerrilla ad campaigns and strong political positions, announces it is entering into a national distribution agreement with Southern Wine & Spirits (“Southern Glazer’s”), the North American wine and spirits distribution company…

Feb
22
2017

6 Mezcals to Smoke Up Your Margaritas

6 Mezcals to Smoke Up Your Margaritas    VinePair

Swap out that tequila with Mexico’s smoky signature smoky spirit, mezcal. Mezcal margaritas add an enticingly smoky element to this classic cocktail, …

Feb
22
2017

For National Margarita Day…

For National Margarita Day, make the drink exactly how you like it

That classic concoction of tequila, lime or lemon juice, and an orange liqueur like triple sec — with salt on the rim of the glass… Keep your margarita classic with Herradura’s Horseshoe Margarita, which aims to emphasize the tequila with the simplicity of the recipe.

Feb
22
2017

Bartender competition (Chicago)

Nunn on the Run: Tasting Tequila Herradura   ChicagoPride.com

Tequila Herradura traveled from the distiller in Jalisco, Mexico to Chicago, Illinois to be spotlighted in a heated bartender competition on Feb 20…