Dec
4
2016

Things to do in or near Merida (Yucatan)

7 things to do in or near Merida, Mexico   info-Europa

Mezcal is a type of Mexican alcohol that many people associate with tequila. Tequila is mezcal that comes from the Tequila region of Mexico. The Yucatan is not famous for producing mezcal, however, it is still widely enjoyed in the region. Apoala, which is on the corner of Calle 55 and Calle 60 in Merida, offers flights of mezcal. The bar staff is knowledgeable and helpful.

Dec
4
2016

Muddled Blueberry & Tequila Cocktail

Try This Refreshing Muddled Blueberry & Tequila Cocktail Recipe

Something Blue Cocktail

Ingredients 2 oz. blanco tequila, 3/4 oz. lemon juice, 1/2 oz. simple syrup made with turbinado sugar, 6 to 8 blueberries, muddled

  1. Drop a handful of fresh blueberries into shaker. Muddle (aka crush) the berries until they form a rough paste.
  2. Add simple syrup and lemon juice to the shaker, followed by tequila.
  3. Add ice, cover, and shake.
  4. Use a second small strainer to double-strain the drink into a glass. Enjoy.

 

Dec
4
2016

Padma Lakshmi says sip tequila

Padma Lakshmi says you should sip on tequila this winter

The 46-year-old actress — and author of a new cookbook, “The Encyclopedia of Spice and Herbs”—talks us through tequila food pairings, shares her signature spicy margarita — and a bevy of other ways to enjoy the versatile liquor…

Padma Lakshmi says you should sip on tequila this winter

Dec
3
2016

Iowa City restaurant’s exclusive tequila

Iowa City restaurant El Patrón offers exclusive tequila   Little Village

Iowa City restaurant El Patrón – Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar (109 E College St., Iowa City) is offering a specialty barrel of tequila through a partnership with El Mayor, a tequila producer that has been operating out of the Mexican state of Jalisco for four generations.

The Barrel Select El Mayor Añejo Tequila is available in drinks at the restaurant as well as a limited number of bottles at John’s Grocery in Iowa City…

Dec
2
2016

3 Patron Tequila Cocktails (video)

3 Perfect Tequila Cocktails You’ll Want to Serve at Every Party

We asked Top Chef alums to share their favorite drinks made with that guaranteed party hit—tequila—and they came back with these crazy-delicious …

Dec
2
2016

Cheech Marin’s Mezcal

Cheech Marin is promoting a new ‘substance’ in Miami

He’s throwing parties during Art Basel to celebrate his passion for Chicano art and to introduce his line of Tres Papalote Mezcal, which is 100 percent …  On Saturday, Marin will host a specialty mezcal tasting at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

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Dec
1
2016

Pepe’s goal: Make Tequila Great Again

This Distiller Wants To Make Tequila Great Again… And He Doesn’t Care How Long It Takes    UPROXX

Pepe Hermosillo has a saying: “Do things the right way or not all.” As Casa Noble’s Founder and Maestro Tequilero, that saying is honored through every step of the tequila-making process. “There are a few different ways distillers are cooking their agave nowadays – many looking to cut corners to save money and create higher yields,” says Hermosillo.   Hermosillo is dedicated to evolving Casa Noble as a reputable, high-end spirit that goes beyond industry standards to celebrate the unique flavor of blue agave. He also doesn’t really care how long this process takes. He’s shown ridiculous levels of patience in making his small-batch tequila and he isn’t going to speed up the process any time soon. That’s just not how he rolls…

Dec
1
2016

City in a Glass: Tucson

City in a Glass: Tucson  Paste Magazine

Agave spirits like mezcal, which are now trendy around the country, were popular here a decade ago. Every cocktail menu in town has drinks made …  Back then Eichhorst could only stock a handful of mezcal bottles behind his bar. Now he has 60 mezcals, plus all his other bottles of bacanora, high-end tequila and additional interesting agave distillates. He continues to lead groups of bartenders on trips to Mexico every year to learn more about the spirits.

 

Dec
1
2016

Tequila & mezcal… what’s happening?

Tequila & mezcal… what’s happening?    The Drinks Business

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Acres of Agave Azul Tequilana plants in the fields at Tequila Quiote, in Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico. Picture credit: tequilasource.com

In 2002, aboard a BA flight returning from a week in Mexico, and flying back to LHR with eleven hours to kill, I put pen to paper and wrote an article ‘Tequila in crisis’.    I was unprepared for what happened when it hit the newswires; earning me around 20 radio and two TV interviews within a week of writing. I had no idea then of the press interest in Mexico / Tequila.   Fifteen years later, I went to visit the distillery, La Alteña, in the Tequila highlands where our Tequila Villa Lobos comes from, and now I seem to be writing the same article, except this time, it’s much more serious and far more urgent!…

Nov
30
2016

Tequila Is The New Napa Valley

Tequila Is The New Napa Valley, Or At Least It’s On Its Way There

Huffington Post

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A look at the fields where the agave plants that go into Jose Cuervo’s Reserva De La Familia product are grown and harvested (photo credit: Hugh McIntyre)…  In an effort to turn the region into a Napa Valley-esque tourist destination, the Cuervo family, alongside many others who have an interest in seeing more people find their way to Tequila, have invested heavily in the town and the area, both monetarily and in terms of effort. In just the past 10 years or so, the city of Tequila has seen a boom of hotels, restaurants, and tourist-friendly spots opening up left and right…