National Tequila Day 2018

Hello Tequila Lovers. Welcome to National Tequila Day 2018. It is of course one of the happiest days of the year!

Quick Masterclass:

Tequila is a regional distilled beverage and type of alcoholic drink made from the blue agave plant, primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, 65 km northwest of Guadalajara, and in the highlands (Los Altos) of the central western Mexican state of Jalisco. Tequila must use only blue agave plants rather than any type of agave. Agave grows differently depending on the region. Blue agaves grown in the highlands Los Altos region are larger in size and sweeter in aroma and taste. Agaves harvested in the lowlands, on the other hand, have a more herbaceous fragrance and flavour

Mexican laws state that tequila can only be produced in the state of Jalisco and limited municipalities in the states of Guanajuato, Michoacán, Nayarit, and Tamaulipas.

Info Source: Wikipedia

The are 5 types of tequila:

Tequila silver – most commonly used in margaritas – tequila in it’s purest form – unaged

Tequila gold – where colours and flavourings have been added prior to bottling or it may be a silver Tequila blended with reposado and/or añejo tequila. It is also often used as a mixing tequila

Tequila reposado – rested and aged tequila – usually aged for 2-11 months

Tequila añejo – aged for at least a year – smoother, richer and more complex

Tequila extra añejo – aged for more than 3 years – extremely smooth and complex

Info source:

Now for the drinks!

Grapefruit and Ginger Paloma

  • 45mls blanco tequila
  • 15mls cointreau_officiel
  • 30mls Pink Grapefruit Sparkling Drink
  • 15mls freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 15mls freshly squeezed ruby grapefruit juice
  • 10mls Ginger Cordial
  • Rim is Salty Paloma Dynamite


Pomegranate Margarita

  • 45mls tequila
  • 15mls Grand Marnier
  • 45mls Lime Juice
  • 15mls homemade Grenadine (pomegranate syrup)


Tommy’s Margarita

  • 60ml Reposado Tequila
  • 30mls Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
  • 15ml Agave Syrup
  • Rim with black lava seat salt


Orange and Chilli Margarita

  • 45mld chilli infused tequila
  • 15mls Cointreau
  • 45mls freshly squeezed orange juice
  • Dash of Lime Juice
  • Rim is chilli flakes


Coconut Blue Hawaiian 

  • 50mls blanco tequila
  • 25mls Blue Curaçao (Vok)
  • 50mls Coconut Milk
  • 100 grams frozen pineapple
  • A good couple of drops of Jalapeño cocktail spice
  • Rim is Tajin




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