5 Ways with Tequila

Turns out Tequila isn’t all about the face you make after you lick the salt and bite the lemon.

Here are 5 fives easy and delicious ways to use Tequila from our friends at Cuervo

Firstly, some quick facts about Tequila.

  • Tequila is made from the heart of the blue agave plant
  • To be called Tequila, it must be produced in Tequila, Mexico
  • The Gusano (worm) at the bottom of the bottle is not present in Tequila. This is found in Tequila’s less famous cousin, Mezcal. 

There are 5 types types of Tequila:

  1. Tequila Silver (Blanco – Plata – White – Platinum)
  2. Teuila Gold (Joven, Oro)
  3. Tequila Reposado
  4. Tequila Añejo (extra aged)
  5. Tequila Extra Añejo (ultra aged)

 

So now we know about it, how should we consume it? Here’s our thoughts on the subject.

  1. Straight

We never advocate for “shooting” tequila, instead we say say sip! So ditch the salt and lemon and replace with Cinnamon Sugar and a squeeze from an orange wedge and enjoy at your leisure with no more sour faces!

  1. Mexpresso Martini

This is a delicious, potentially even better, version of an espresso martini (Big call)

  • 45ml Tequila (recommend Jose Cuervo Traditional)
  • 30ml Espresso
  • 10ml Agave Syrup

Method:

Add all ingredients to a shaker.

Give the shaker a good shake  – the more you shake, the more foam you will get.

Double strain into a chilled Martini glass.

Watch it settle & that amazing foam rise – yas!

  1. Frozen Margarita

The perfect drink on a hot summer’s day.  This recipe serves 2 so it’s perfect to share.

  • 60ml Jose Cuervo Especial
  • 30ml Triple Sec
  • 60ml Lime juice
  • 2 cups crushed ice – or small chunks of ice

Method:

Fill a blender with ice and add ingredients. Blend and pour into a chilled cocktail glass.

To be extra fancy, rub a lime wedge over the rim of each glass and dip the glass into salt

  1. Par-loma

After something with a little less kick? This low alcohol cocktail will be sure to impress. Fresh, flavoursome and super tasty!

Standard Drinks: 0.6

  • 20ml St Germain Elderflower Liqueur
  • 10ml Jose Cuervo Tradicional
  • 2 x Lime Wedges
  • Grapefruit Soda
  • Lime zest to garnish

Method:

Fill a highball with ice. Add St Germain & Jose Cuervo.  Squeeze Lime wedges and add to glass.

Top up with grapefruit soda, stir and garnish with a lime zest.

  1. Pina Coco

This twist on a Pina Colada is definitely worth the effort.

  • 45ml 1800 Coconut
  • 15ml Bushmills 10-year-Old
  • 10ml Licor 43
  • 30ml Fresh Pineapple Juice
  • 5ml Fresh Lime Juice
  • 5ml Sugar Syrup

Method:

Fill a glass and add all ingredients.  Stir well.

Garnish with fresh pineapple, slice of lime and a sprig of mint.

So that’s our take on Tequila, hope you enjoy some of these mexi-delights sometime soon.