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Lisa Pietsch Spices it Up with Peligroso Cinnamon Tequila

I sat down the other evening to taste Peligroso Cinnamon.  I knew Peligroso was good to begin with so I aerated it with the Vinturi Spirit Aerator to allow it to show me what it had.  As it happens, Peligroso Cinnamon has all the right stuff.  This isn’t some girly bottle of silliness with all sorts of additives. This is 84 proof Peligroso 100% Blue Weber Agave Silver Tequila with 100% natural cinnamon extract.

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From its rich golden color to its sweet nose of natural cinnamon, we were pleased with the pour.  I found the nose somewhat reminiscent of the Big Red gum I remember chewing as a child.  Like De La Tierre Maple Tequila, I was pleasantly surprised by the very natural flavor.  It wasn’t an overpowering, over-the-top syrupy infusion but a bright spicy beverage with a warm, medium finish.

This is something I’d drink by the fire at the lodge after a day of downhill skiing.  If you want something for a liquid dessert that hits the spot without being overly sweet or heavy, this is it.  This is a sipper, a mixer, and a great juice to cook with.  In fact, it felt so much like dessert to me that I was inspired to use it in an apple crisp.

The Peligroso Cinnamon Apple Crisp made for a deliciously light dessert, not your grandmother’s apple crisp.  If you’re looking for a little something sugar free and diet friendly after your holiday ham, give this recipe a try:

Peligroso Cinnamon Apple Crisp

Ingredients:

2 Cans Light Apple Pie Filling

1/2 C Cranberries (dried or fresh)

1/4 C Peligroso Cinnamon Tequila

1T + 1t Saigon Cinnamon

1 C Oats

1 C Whole Wheat Flour

1/2 C Butter

1t Baking Soda

1 C Splenda

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Empty 2 Cans Light Apple Pie Filling (made with Splenda) into a crock pot.  Mix in 1/2 cup cranberries (I used Low Sugar Craisins, but you could easily use fresh), 1/4 cup Peligroso Cinnamon Tequila and 1 teaspoon Saigon Cinnamon.

Top with a mixture of 1 cup oats, 1 cup whole wheat flour,1/2 cup butter, 1 Tablespoon Saigon Cinnamon, 1 teaspoon baking soda and 1 cup Splenda.

Cover and cook on high until the syrup bubbles up from below, then leave on warm for about an hour.  Serves eight.

Whether you have it for dessert or breakfast, this is a guilt free recipe made extra tasty with Peligroso Cinnamon Tequila.

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Sipping off the Cuff: El Arco Anejo

Tequila Aficionado’s Mike Morales and Alex Perez taste and discuss El Arco Anejo.

According to Gregory Meyer of El Arco Tequila Company:

The double oxygenation process is done post distillation by running the tequila over a stone like waterfall at 3 Mujeres (twice) right before bottling the blanco… This allows the tequila to oxygenate naturally and (open up) if you will…which we found produces a smoother tequila… There is no mechanical injection or force of Oxygen in the juice… We should probably explain that process better on our POS..everything we do at 3 Mujeres is “old process” “craft”..

This is done post distillation for all levels of tequila including all of the reposed class..

As you know we currently sell the Blanco and Anejo now in the US and will soon be bringing in our Rep and an Extra Anejo that is taking on a full 4 yr white oak barrel age and is to die for… 

It’s funny you say that it would be a great mixing tequila…you couldn’t be anymore right!… We have become a huge hit with mixologist as they love crafting cocktails with el Arco…we are very quickly becoming known as Mexico’s unofficial craft tequila and as such have been branding ourselves as such…

www.crafttequila.com

We have spread our wings to 7 states as of now and looking to turn on 3-5 more by spring of ’14

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Sipping off the Cuff: El Arco Blanco

Tequila Aficionado’s Mike Morales and Alex Perez taste and discuss El Arco Blanco.

According to Gregory Meyer of El Arco Tequila Company:

The double oxygenation process is done post distillation by running the tequila over a stone like waterfall at 3 Mujeres (twice) right before bottling the blanco… This allows the tequila to oxygenate naturally and (open up) if you will…which we found produces a smoother tequila… There is no mechanical injection or force of Oxygen in the juice… We should probably explain that process better on our POS..everything we do at 3 Mujeres is “old process” “craft”..

This is done post distillation for all levels of tequila including all of the reposed class..

As you know we currently sell the Blanco and Anejo now in the US and will soon be bringing in our Rep and an Extra Anejo that is taking on a full 4 yr white oak barrel age and is to die for… 

It’s funny you say that it would be a great mixing tequila…you couldn’t be anymore right!… We have become a huge hit with mixologist as they love crafting cocktails with el Arco…we are very quickly becoming known as Mexico’s unofficial craft tequila and as such have been branding ourselves as such…

www.crafttequila.com

We have spread our wings to 7 states as of now and looking to turn on 3-5 more by spring of ’14

El Arco BlancoOhio

Tennessee

Indiana

Kentucky

North Dakota

Connecticut

Rhode Island

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Sipping off the Cuff: Embajador Anejo

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Tequila Aficionado’s Alex Perez and Mike Morales taste and discuss Embajador Anejo tequila in this Sipping off the Cuff ™ tequila tasting program.

Find more Sipping off the Cuff programs (and their bloopers) on the Tequila Aficionado YouTube Channel here: http://www.youtube.com/user/Tequilaaficionadomag

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Sipping off the Cuff: Embajador Reposado

Tequila Aficionado’s Alex Perez and Mike Morales taste and discuss Embajador Reposado tequila.

Embajador Reposado

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…”

To Comfort the Soul

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