Tag: Mexico

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

Drink Recipe: Sangrita

Not to be confused with Sangria, the Spanish wine and fruit punch, Sangrita (“little blood”) is the traditional accompaniment to tequila in Mexico. This spicy, tangy, tomatoey beverage is the perfect accompaniment to agave spirits. It helps to cleanse the palate between drinks of tequila, dampening the fire with a little kick of its own. … Read more