Founder’s Feature: Interview with Blair Salisbury of El Cholo Restaurants

Alexander Perez interviews Blair Salisbury of El Cholo Restaurants at their annual event in Pasadena. Alex Perez interviews Blair Salisbury of El Cholo Restaurants @ElCholoLA. Click To Tweet El Cholo Restaurants have been a part of LA since 1923 @ElCholoLA Click To Tweet       Find the El Cholo Family of Restaurants online here … Read moreFounder’s Feature: Interview with Blair Salisbury of El Cholo Restaurants

Sipping off the Cuff: Ixa Organic Silver Tequila

Alexander Perez and Mike Morales taste and review Ixa Organic Silver Tequila. Ixa Tequila The ancient Maya believed in magic water and so do we. We make IXÁ with fully matured agave plants and traditional techniques which are becoming increasingly rare — like slow, clay oven steaming, and fermenting & distilling with agave fibers. All this to … Read moreSipping off the Cuff: Ixa Organic Silver Tequila

Tequila Penasco Anejo by Steve Coomes

 The Ohio Valley’s schizophrenic spring weather has had an unexpectedly positive effect on my home liquor cabinet. Since it’s been too warm for the furnace and too cool for the air conditioner, the house temp has averaged about 75 degrees for two months. And one of the most notable beneficiaries is Tequila Penasco Anejo (the … Read moreTequila Penasco Anejo by Steve Coomes

Founder’s Feature: Sammy Hagar & Cabo Wabo Tequila

Alexander Perez, Founder of Tequila Aficionado, interviews Sammy Hagar in this classic Founder’s Feature from the Tequila Aficionado vault. Sammy Hagar has since sold Cabo Wabo to Campari, but he continues to live the Cabo Wabo lifestyle that he describes in the interview.   Look for our reviews of Cabo Wabo tequilas Blanco, Reposado, Anejo … Read moreFounder’s Feature: Sammy Hagar & Cabo Wabo Tequila

Hornito’s Lime Shot: A Must-Have For the Kitchen But Don’t Drink It!

…But It’s Against Everything I Believe In! I’ll be honest, I wasn’t all that excited about reviewing Hornito’s Lime Shot but the folks who do Hornito’s PR were so nice that I thought I’d set aside my prejudicial notions and give it a whirl for their sake.  As it happens, I was correct in my … Read moreHornito’s Lime Shot: A Must-Have For the Kitchen But Don’t Drink It!

The Education of a Tequila Drinker – Ladies Talk

About The Education of Tequila Drinkers As with any education, we understand that not everyone gets it completely correct the first time out.  Every tequila aficionado has experienced a learning curve.  If you’re new to tequila, understand that it is a complex spirit and takes time and experience to fully appreciate.  If you’re a long-time … Read moreThe Education of a Tequila Drinker – Ladies Talk

Lime Free Margarita

Lack of Limes Severe rain and disease have driven the cost of limes to triple in value.  When it’s essential to your food and beverage menu, what do you do? For Barbara Sibley, owner and executive chef of La Palapa Cocina Mexicana, necessity quickly becomes the mother of invention. Using less lime in food garnish … Read moreLime Free Margarita

Sipping Off The Cuff: Mexican Moonshine Anejo

Mexican Moonshine Anejo Alexander Perez and Mike Morales taste and review Roger Clyne’s Mexican Moonshine Anejo Tequila on this episode of Tequila Aficionado’s Sipping Off The Cuff.  They also nominated it for the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards. Roger Clyne’s @mexmoonshine is a 2014 Brands of Promise nominee! See why here Click To Tweet     … Read moreSipping Off The Cuff: Mexican Moonshine Anejo

Tequila Distilleries and Brands (NOM List 19 May 2014)

Tequila Distilleries & Brands Updated Our updated list of tequila distilleries and brands, the “Nom List”, as of 19 May 2014, is now available for download in both PDF and Excel formats. Click on any of the underlined items within the list to be taken directly to our reviews, articles, tasting notes and features on … Read moreTequila Distilleries and Brands (NOM List 19 May 2014)

New Tequila Aficionado App for Android

Necessity is the Mother of Invention Mobile browsers don’t always work as quickly as we’d like them to.  With all the trips we make to liquor stores and cross referencing we need to do with the Tequila Aficionado website and Nom List, we knew we could find value in an app.  What we weren’t sure … Read moreNew Tequila Aficionado App for Android