The Aztec legends tell of the origin of Earth, and of an evil Goddess in the heavens named Tzintzinmitl.
Tzintzinmitl blocked the light of the Sun and kept the Earth in darkness. Quetzalcoatl, supreme God of the Earth, grew weary of her abuse and rose into the sky to put an end to the injustice. On his way, he encountered the fertile diva Mayahuel, granddaughter of Tzintzinmitl. He fell instantly in love with Mayahuel and took her back to Earth to live with him.
When Tzintzinmitl realized what Quetzalcoatl and Mayahuel had done, she went mad with rage and set out to find them. They hid from Tzintzinmitl but she pursued relentlessly. Desperate, the two lovers turned themselves into trees, thinking that Tzintzinmitl would not be able to find them. They dreamt that when the wind blew they could lightly brush against each other and in some way remain together forever.
The evening stars saw what Quetzalcoatl and Mayahuel had done and revealed the plot to the wrathful Goddess. Tzintzinmitl wanted to destroy Quetzalcoatl. She cast a powerful bolt of lightning that struck Mayahuel dead. Grieving and furious, Quetzalcoatl buried the remains of his beloved and advanced to the sky. With help from the Gods, he slew Tzintzinmitl, and thus was the Earth freed from darkness.
The Gods witnessed Quetzalcoatl’s grief and sought to comfort him. They caused a marvelous plant to grow from the exact spot where his cherished Mayahuel was buried. This plant they called Agave. It is a plant thought to have special properties. Agave produced an elixir that would comfort Quetzalcoatl’s soul. He shared his drink with man, who would christen it “Tequila…”
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Tequila Aficionado’s Alex Perez and Mike Morales taste and discuss Embajador Blanco tequila.
Embajador tequila is made from 100% Blue Weber Agave. Our agave fields, distillery and bottling facility are all located in Atotonilco in Los Altos de Jalisco, Mexico. We use a blend of modern & traditional methods.
12 oz Dr. Swami Top Shelf Margarita Mix
4 oz Embajador Premium Reposado
1.5 oz Gran Gala
Half a Fresh Lime (hand squeezed)
In a large glass, pitcher or shaker add all ingredients (except lime juice) and mix. Salt the rim of a couple of margarita glasses or one large Ambassador size one, fill with ice and pour. Top off with the fresh squeeze lime juice and stir one last time. Enjoy this one with friends & family!
Fluffy’s Chock-lit D’lite
1oz- Embajador Premium Tequila (Reposado)
1oz- Kahlua French Vanilla
2oz- Godiva Chocolate liqueur
1/2oz- Gran Gala liqueur
1oz- Irish cream
1 cup of Ice
Step 1: Prepare a lowball style glass by rimming it with chocolate sprinkles. Place chocolate syrup & sprinkles into individual plates. Dip glass into syrup then dip into sprinkles to coat rim lightly & then swirl some chocolate syrup around the inside of the glass.Step 2: Fill up shaker with ice, add in all alcohol ingredients, cover & shake (15sec). Pour with ice into prepared glass. Garnish with chocolate shavings (optional). Mmm..Mmm Mmm…DAMN that’s good!
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