Tequila is the fastest growing spirit category in north america. Quite simply it is a brandy made from agave plants, some are aged while others are not. If you are still drinking jose cuervo you are crazy! and no wonder you don’t like tequila, its that bad. There are so many good tequilas out there, that have complex flavours that rival sipping rums and scotches. When looking for a nice tequila try look for tequilas made from 100% Blue Agave and has been aged. It is worth it to invest a little more money when buying a tequila for sipping and using in cocktails. Remember simple cocktails will always taste better when made with quality ingredients.
Tonight at Untitled Eats we will be warming it up with some proper tequila sunrises and other great cocktails. Here is the menu, if you can’t make it down (apparently there is a snow storm) and want to try some cocktails at home send me a message and will get back to you with the recipes. Take care!
Pendennis Club: Gin, Apricot Brandy, Lime, Peychaud’s Bitters
Rum Daisy: Rum, Curacao, Lime, Orange and Angostura Bitters
Compass Club: Scotch, Raspberry, Lemon, Egg White
Judge, Jury, Executioner: Rye, Dubonet, Dry Vermouth, Barrel-Aged Orange Bitters
3 Ways – Tequila Sunrise
Classic: Tequila Sunrise – Tequila, Orange, Grenadine
Twist: Italian Sunrise – Tequila, Grapefruit Soda, Lime, Campari
Reinvention: Mexican Rose – Mezcal, Lemon, Cassis, Grenadine, Soda
Classic Cocktail Suggestions: Martini, Manhattan, Sidecar, Daiquiri, Old Fashioned, Old Pal, Dark & Stormy, Negroni, French 75, Sazerac, Hemingway Daiquiri, Red Hook, Last Word.