With Vintage Spirit Stocks Dwindling, Collectors Turn to Recently Discontinued Bottlings
VinePair | Tequila
by Robert Simonson
2d ago
In the basement of Brooklyn’s Long Island Bar, there are several boxes of booze. There is a case of Hepple Gin, the British spirit that was once part of the bar’s house Martini; there are four cases of Beefeater Gin, two of the 47 percent ABV version and two of 44 percent ABV; there are two cases of Elijah Craig 12-year-old bourbon; and two bottles of Evan Williams Single Barrel bourbon. All the bottles in question belong to Toby Cecchini, the co-owner of Long Island Bar. And none of them are ever going to be used in the bar’s cocktails. That’s because, in one way or another, they are the las ..read more
Visit website
Cool Off With the 18 Best Summer Highballs
VinePair | Tequila
by Olivia White
2d ago
When the summer rolls around, it inevitably brings some scorching sunshine with it. On those dog days, a tall glass of something refreshing can be necessary — especially at happy hour. Enter: the Highball. Typically consisting of a spirit, soda, and ice, Highballs don’t require much effort, which is ideal when there’s already sweat rolling down your neck. That said, this straightforward format also presents an opportunity for some seasonal experimentation. The spirit-and-soda base provides a blank canvas for mixologists and at-home bartenders to easily create more complex libations. When it c ..read more
Visit website
The VinePair Podcast: Inside Mayenda Tequila’s Unique Approach to Tequila
VinePair | Tequila
by VinePair Staff
4d ago
Sponsored by Mayenda Tequila. If you were to stand in front of the ovens that slowly roast agave piñas, your nose would be flooded with the sweet scent of caramel. But don’t take our word for it, just ask Jesús Susunaga Acosta, master tequilero at Mayenda Tequila. Those elusive, decadent aromas are usually lost during the agave distillation process, a fact that left Acosta determined to recapture them. With a background in biochemistry and decades of experience in the spirits industry, he was just the man for the job.  The usual tequila distillation process involves eight steps; May ..read more
Visit website
Don Julio Passion Fruit Tequila Spritz
VinePair | Tequila
by Lisa Lagace
5d ago
The article Don Julio Passion Fruit Tequila Spritz appeared first on VinePair ..read more
Visit website
Don Julio Horchata Blanco Martini
VinePair | Tequila
by Lisa Lagace
1w ago
The article Don Julio Horchata Blanco Martini appeared first on VinePair ..read more
Visit website
Don Julio Launches Five Limited-Edition, Cask-Finished 1942 Expressions
VinePair | Tequila
by Olivia White
2w ago
On Tuesday, Don Julio unveiled five limited-edition, cask-finished expressions of the brand’s signature 1942 tequila to be sold at auction. The añejo expressions will undergo an extended finishing process in barrels that previously housed Crémant, orange wine, ruby port, Madeira wine, and bourbon. Only one barrel of each expression will be released, and will be exclusively available through online auction on BlockBar.com with bids starting at $35,000. The global auction, which is currently live, will close on June 20, 2024 at 10 a.m. EST. Following the auction’s close, each winning bidder wil ..read more
Visit website
We Asked 20 Bartenders: What’s the Most Underrated Tequila? (2024)
VinePair | Tequila
by Ash Croce
2w ago
Tequila is incredibly popular in the United States, and over the next two years, it’s on track to dethrone vodka as the nation’s best-selling spirit. Everyone is trying to get in on the game, including actors, athletes, supermodels, and the like launching their own brands. With such incredible growth and such a crowded market, it can be overwhelming for enthusiasts scanning store shelves and trying to figure out which bottle to take home. And sometimes, the in-stock hidden gems get eclipsed by bigger, more popular brands. Labels can begin to blur together, stress sets in, and a simple choice ..read more
Visit website
The Pioneering Process of Mayenda Tequila Reposado Double Cask [Infographic]
VinePair | Tequila
by Gabrielle Pharms
2w ago
Sponsored by Mayenda Tequila. For some, the story of tequila begins in the sky where gods and goddesses dwell. According to Aztec legend, the feathered serpent god Quetzalcoatl fell in love with Mayahuel, the goddess of fertility, and spirited her away to earth to escape the unwavering eye of her possessive grandmother. In a moment of transformation, Mayahuel was reborn as an agave plant, one imbued with extraordinary properties. Today, she is known as the goddess of agave. For Mayenda Tequila, this legend serves as a guiding light for the artistry and enchantment of authentic Mexican tequila ..read more
Visit website
The Cocktail College Podcast: Techniques: Preservation
VinePair | Tequila
by VinePair Staff
1M ago
This episode of “Cocktail College” is brought to you by Tequila Don Julio. Don Julio González followed his heart over his head. He loved his land, agave, and community — basically, every choice he made was for exceptional tequila, something I know you can appreciate, “Cocktail College” listener. He did it por amor, and this is how people from Mexico basically live every single day. Hecho en México, loved everywhere, head to www.donjulio.com/tequila-drinks for a list of cocktails to create with Don Julio’s expressions. Made with love in every drop. Preservation was born out of necessity for hu ..read more
Visit website
The VinePair Podcast: How Big Can the Paloma Get?
VinePair | Tequila
by VinePair Staff
1M ago
Earlier this week, we published our Paloma feature exploring the origins of the beloved Mexican cocktail and the myriad ways it’s been riffed upon in the United States. From easy batched versions to more technical clarified and carbonated expressions, the Paloma has been referred to as the cocktail of tequila’s future, perhaps replacing the Margarita in terms of popularity. But just how high can the Paloma soar? There are several signs pointing to the Paloma’s potential success: U.S. drinkers are just starting to come around to more bitter ingredients, which could pave the way for grapefruit ..read more
Visit website

Follow VinePair | Tequila on FeedSpot

Continue with Google
Continue with Apple
OR