Dec
24
2014

El Funibundo from El Nivel in London

Season’s Greetings from Tequila Connection and a holiday cocktail from El Nivel in London.  

Cocktail of the week: El Funibundo from El Nivel, London’s first Agaveria

Barchick’s cocktail of the week: El Funibundo from El Nivel   Evening Standard

When you think of tequila you probably imagine shots, tacky table salt and unappetizing slices of lemon, rather than delicious cocktails. Sure everyone …

Dec
24
2014

Tequila brands to watch in 2015

The Tequila brands to watch in 2015   The Spirits Business

The new darling of the spirits industry is none other than Tequila. With its sweet flavour, super-premium credentials and “craft” status, brands are …

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Dec
24
2014

El Agave in Old Town San Diego

A Mexico City experience in Old Town San Diego   Coast News (blog)

A margarita like the “Perfect Cadillac,” shown above, is a popular mix with tequila.  Tequila tasting should include, right to left: Blanco, Reposata and Anejo.  On the far right, a “tomato juice chaser.”A margarita like the “Perfect Cadillac,” shown above, is a popular mix with tequila.  Tequila tasting should include, right to left: Blanco, Reposata and Anejo.  On the far right, a “tomato juice chaser.”

Dec
24
2014

Fresh Mexican expands to Boca

Fresh Mexican expands to Boca   SouthFlorida.com

…Margaritas ($5.50-$12) and more than 100 tequilas complement bestsellers, such as Burrito Cancun with grilled shrimp ($13.99) and bacon-wrapped shrimp served fajita style, called Camarones Con Tocino ($14.95)…

Dec
24
2014

Tacocraft Taqueria & Tequila Bar

Tacocraft Taqueria & Tequila Bar announces grand opening date  South Florida Business Journal (blog)

Tacocraft Taqueria & Tequila Bar will host its grand opening Jan. 2 in downtown Fort Lauderdale…

Dec
23
2014

Tequila exports exceed $1bn

Tequila exports exceed $1bn for first time   The Spirits Business

Tequila exports exceeded US$1 billion for the first time in history in 2014, the National Chamber of the Tequila industry (CNIT) has reported…

Dec
19
2014

American agave spirit “Tatanka”

American agave  Boulder Weekly

Agave, the plant most widely known for its use in the making of tequila, is staking its claim in Boulder with the release of Tatanka, an American agave … “We can’t call it tequila, so why should we bother trying to get blue weber agave?” says Palmer.  After tasting multiple samples and conducting experiments on other plants, Roundhouse settled on Agave salmiana…

Dec
19
2014

La Fogata Features Maestro Dobel

La Fogata Features Maestro Dobel Tequila This Month   (San Antonio)

La Fogata is once again featuring a new tequila for the month of December. This month, the restaurant will be serving Maestro Dobel Tequila, Silver, … The bar staff at La Fogata have picked three special drinks to complement the restaurant’s wonderful food. The first is a Skinny Margarita, made with Maestro Dobel Tequila, agave nectar, fresh lime juice and a splash of orange juice. The second drink, the Blood Orange Margarita, is made with Maestro Dobel Reposado Tequila, blood orange liquer, triple sec and fresh lime juice. The Spanish Margarita is the last special drink, and it is made with Maestro Diamante Tequila, fresh lime juice, agave nectar and bitters topped with ginger beer…

Dec
19
2014

NEW NOM TEQUILA GRILL AT CROWNE PLAZA

AUTHENTIC MEXICAN TASTES AT THE NEW NOM TEQUILA GRILL AT CROWNE PLAZA   TravPR.com (press release)   Ventura Beach

The cuisine at NOM Tequila Grill might have its culinary roots in Mexico with French and Spanish influences, but the ingredients on the menu are farm …Not surprisingly, the restaurant incorporates tequila into many of its dishes. It offers mixed cocktails, and 17 different kinds of tequila from the bar—by the shot or in flights of three (“tequila flats”).

Dec
18
2014

Fajita Republic Cantina to open in Utica

New Fajita Republic Cantina to open in Utica on Monday   The Macomb Daily

…On the beverages side, Fajita Republic boasts 101 tequilas ranging from $5 to $200 per shot. The latter is a Dos Lunas Special Reserve Tequila served in a destillate glass, which customers can take home…