Category: Tequila

Tequila Review: ArteNOM Seleccion 1414 Reposado

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The world of tequila is a complicated one, torn between large commercial producers that use the latest technology, and smaller, more craft-oriented producers that do things the way that distillers have for generations. There is not necessarily a clear advantage to taking one path or the other – great tequila can be made by companies … Read more

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with Cocktails

September 16 is Mexican Independence Day. I know what you're thinking: Isn't that Cinco de Mayo? Good question! But no. September 16, 1810 was the day that the war of independence broke out between Mexico and Spain. (Mexico, of course, was part of the Spanish Empire back then, and under the rule of a Spanish Viceroy.) … Read more

Tequila Review: Z Tequila (Blanco, Reposado and Añejo)

I first became aware of Z Tequila when they won two Double Gold medals at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition earlier this year — an impressive feat for a small distillery with very limited distribution (currently only in Texas and California). This was a tequila I had to find out more about. Z Tequila … Read more

Cocktail of the Day: The Last Minute

In celebration of the launch of his new book, The Last Minute, my friend Jeff Abbott has created a cocktail. It's called, appropriately enough, The Last Minute. In this video, he shows you how to make one. The Last Minute, the second thriller featuring Sam Capra, is already getting some great reviews. Booklist called it "a … Read more