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San Antonio Cocktail Conference Media Party

[The fourth annual San Antonio Cocktail Conference was held from January 15 to January 18, 2015 here in San Antonio, Texas.  Tequila Aficionado Media attended with particular interest in all events surrounding agave spirits.] Wednesday Night Media Party #SACC2015 As most of San Antonio’s cocktail culture creatures were safely at home in their jammies on the eve […]

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A Bartender’s Tip from Germán González

In this clip, Germán González, distiller of T1 Tequila Uno and Tears of Llorana, reveals the difficulty in getting consumers to sip 100% agave tequila and shares a technique that a particular bartender uses to educate drinkers who ask for T1 in a cocktail. A thoughtful bartender or mixologist will always serve the customer in […]

La Palapa Cocina Mexicana Celebrates National Tequila Day!

La Palapa Recipes You Can Create at Home What is more appropriate to enjoy on National Tequila Day than an authentic Mexican culinary experience you can accomplish at home with the direction of Barbara Sibley, chef-owner of New York City’s La Palapa Cocina Mexicana.  She graciously provided us with three exceptional and easy to replicate recipes […]

Cool Off with the Don Julio Cucumber Mint Margarita

Don Julio Cucumber Mint Margarita While tequila may be Mexico’s national spirit, we’re thrilled to see its popularity recently skyrocket in the United States.  From Margaritas and Bloody Marias to Palomas and Sunrises, tequila cocktails are being served up with regularity at thousands of bars, restaurants and homes across the country. In honor of National Tequila Day on July 24th, […]

Celebrate Summer with Don Julio

Don Julio Celebrates the Solstice Saturday, June 21st marks the official first day of summer, and what better way to celebrate the summer solstice than with specialty cocktails from Tequila Don Julio. Try mixing up a Highway 71, a spirit-forward beverage made with complex, quality ingredients including Tequila Don Julio Añejo, coconut infused sweet vermouth and chocolate mole bitters. A summery twist […]

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 […]

Perfect Pairing: Memorial Day BBQ with Hornitos Lime Shot

Hornitos Lime Shot Yes, we went there!  The good folks at Hornitos were kind enough to send us some samples so we did what we do – Tasting & Testing.  Look for our review of Lime Shot – and the reason why you absolutely must have this in your kitchen – coming this week! According […]

Alternative Margaritas in Response to the Lime Shortage

Alternative Margaritas Make the Lime Shortage a Non-Issue With the ongoing lime shortage and resulting high prices in fresh limes, people will need to get a bit more creative about their standard Memorial Day Weekend fare.  We’ve decided to dedicate this week to helping you make the most of your tequila this coming holiday weekend. Some […]

Happy Mother’s Day from Patron

Mother’s Day Cocktails from Patron Mother’s Little Helper Patrón XO Cafe Dark Cocoa 1.5 oz. Patrón XO Cafe 1.5 oz. Espresso 1 oz.   Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.   Mom’s Sweet Dream Patrón XO Cafe Dark Cocoa 2 oz. Ultimat Vodka 0.75 oz. Caramel Syrup 1 oz. Caramel […]

Are You Watching the Mad Men Premiere Tonight?

Suit? Check. Sexy Secretary? Check. An Old Fashioned? Check! Ask yourself: What would Don Draper do?  Blanco?  Reposado?  Anejo? Click To Tweet   That might be Don Draper’s checklist for the final season of Mad Men… knowing the twists, turns and cliffhangers awaiting viewers; Hornitos hoped to offer our readers a taste of Draper’s favorite […]

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