Gone are the days of bad tasting tequila done quickly as a shot with salt & lime to disguise the lingering harsh throat burn.
Tequila has been making a silent come back as a delicious drink to sip with ice or made into a yummy cocktail. The harsh tequilas that we drank in our teens and twenties were most likely Mixos, which have only 51% of Agave Syrup in them, the other 49% is made up of cheap syrups and flavours.
Always look for 100% Agave Syrup. The Agave plant takes 6-8 years to harvest, so this is definitely a liquor that takes it time to get right and thus deserves to be slowly enjoyed.
A measure of Blanco Tequila
A splash of Triple Sec (optional, replace with a small bit of orange juice or omit)
Freshly squeezed Lime Juice
A splash of freshly squeezed Lemon Juice
A squeeze of Syrup (Agave to keep in the tequila spirit, or any syrup that you fancy)
A splash of Soda
Pair with Nachos, Guacamole & Salsa
THE PALOMA COCKTAIL
Fresh Lime Juice
Fresh Grapefruit Juice
Syrup to taste (optional)
Pair with Fish Tacos, cooked on the BBQ for that extra deliciousness!