Archive for the ‘Ryan Kelley’ Category

Tequila Pairing Challenge with Tequila Don Fulano

…At The Patio in San Diego By Ryan Kelley  Tequila pairing dinners are always an adventure. Like fine wine, tequila has a way of inspiring and challenging chefs to marry just the right food to match the myriad and often complex flavors inherent in well-made, artisanal tequila. So when my friend Tequilier Mario Marquez invited […]

Suerte Blanco

Suerte Blanco Review & Tasting Notes

The Spanish word “Suerte” translates to “luck.” The bottles of all three Suerte expressions are decorated with a marketing-friendly rabbit designed by a tattoo artist in a native Mexican (Aztec/Mayan) style. It’s accompanied by a Partida/spirit bird-style origin story. This time, tequila was discovered by a farmer’s wife who saw a rabbit getting tipsy on […]

My Quest for a Universal Frozen Margarita Recipe

By Ryan Kelley | 07.24.12 Over the last month I’ve been developing and testing a recipe for frozen margaritas. I just published my findings at Examiner.com. Cocktails are what the Examiner readers want, especially today—Happy National Tequila Day! But for you, my fellow tequila-sippers and adventurous explorers of agave spirits, I thought you might like […]

A Taste of Tequila and Tamales by the Bay 2011

Highlights from A Taste of Tequila and Tamales by the Bay event in San Francisco and the Tequila Rocks! competition, sponsored by Casa Noble. Never miss and article or review again – Subscribe now! * indicates required Email Address * Email Format html text View previous newsletters.

Winning Cocktail Recipes from Tequila Rocks

By Ryan Kelley | 05.09.11 On April 17, 2011, fourteen of the Bay Area’s best mixologists competing in the Tequila Rocks cocktail competition, sponsored by Casa Noble Tequila, at A Taste of Tequila and Tamales by the Bay, an annual benefit event for Benchmark Institute. Each contestant had five minutes to mix an original cocktail […]

Tamales, Tequila, and Casa Noble Tequila Rocks! Cocktail Competition

By Ryan Kelley | 05.09.11 A couple weeks ago, I had the pleasure to serve on the judging panel for the Tequila Rocks competition at A Taste of Tequila and Tamales by the Bay, an “a-maize-ing” event benefitting the Benchmark Institute (a training and performance development organization dedicated to increasing the quality and quantity of […]

Hecho Dares to Pair Tequila and Sushi in San Francisco

By Ryan Kelley | 04.28.11 Highly Recommended The pairing of tequila and sushi is a relatively new concept, but not without precedent. It was pioneered by establishments such as Sushi-Teq in Boston, Richard Sandoval’s Zengo chain, the New York and Las Vegas Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grills and Nick-San in Los Cabos and Mexico […]

Don Pilar Tequila Blanco

By Ryan Kelley | 04.15.11 Highly Recommended Overview NOM 1443 – Grupo Industrial Tequilero de los Altos de Jalisco, S.A. de C.V. Agave comes from ranches owned by Jose Pilar Contreras (“Don Pilar”) near the town of San Jose de Gracia in the highlands of Jalisco. Cooked in autoclaves for 24 hours; left to cool […]

Tequila 29 Two Nine Blanco

By Ryan Kelley | 03.21.11 Highly Recommended Overview NOM 1499 – Casa Tequilera de Arandas, S.A. de C.V. in the highlands of Arandas. (This distillery is also home to Mejor Tequila, Jurado Tequila, and 3 Amigos Tequila.) ABV is 38% (76 proof) but will be sold in the U.S. at 40% (80 proof). Agave is […]

Tequila 29 Two Nine Reposado

By Ryan Kelley | 03.21.11 Highly Recommended Overview NOM 1499 – Casa Tequilera de Arandas, S.A. de C.V. in the highlands of Arandas. (This distillery is also home to Mejor Tequila, Jurado Tequila, and 3 Amigos Tequila.) ABV is 38% (76 proof) but will be sold in the U.S. at 40% (80 proof). Agave is […]

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