Happy Valentine’s Day from Embajador Tequila

Happy Valentine’s Day! Have you ever wondered what to pair with tequila for a Valentine’s celebration?  Embajador Tequila has put together a Pinterest board to help you with surprising your Valentine, or maybe just treating yourself and friends, to some delightful holiday pairings. If you’ve had Embajador, you’ll know that the orange groves surrounding their … Read more

1921 La Crema Tequila Liqueur Scones Recipe

If you’ve seen any of my social media posts then you know that I am big on baking. If I find a great flavored tequila I feel the best test for it is to use it in scones. If my crew of taste testers eats them up quickly then I know I have a winner. … Read more

21 Things to Do with 21 Tequila Bottles

Anyone can figure out 21 things to do with 21 Tequila.  Any tequila from a distillery like Nom 1414 is easily sipped or mixed in a million different combinations of cocktails.  But what I found particularly inspiring about 21 Tequila is the bottle. These are not aluminum bottles to be simply tossed away, they are … Read more

Diva Tequila Waffles Recipe

Few infused tequilas are done well, but when you find one with as versatile a flavor profile as Diva Tequila, it’s worth taking the time to experiment with it.  I’ve been using Diva Tequila in the kitchen for years now and heartily recommend adding Diva Tequila Waffles to your next brunch menu. Diva Tequila Waffles … Read more

Caprese Salad with Siempre Tequila

The first time I tried Siempre Tequila, I knew immediately that it’s herbaceousness would work perfectly in a vinaigrette. Now when most people consider using tequila in a salad dressing they want to start adding avocados and limes and getting all kitchy on the Margarita theme. But I’m here to tell you that you need to … Read more

Sipping Off the Cuff | Kapena Infused Tequila

Kapena is Li Hing Infused Tequila with natural flavoring, artificial coloring, and artificial sweetener. They select the finest Weber Blue Agave plants to create a premium 100% Agave Tequila that is then infused with select Li Hing flavoring. The result is an ultra premium distilled spirit with a unique island flavor. Kapena means “Captain” in … Read more

Glazed 888 Pecan Pound Cake Recipe

This recipe was adapted from a bourbon pecan pound cake. After looking at the ingredients itseemed to me me that Tres Ochos anejo would work especially well. One of the tricks of baking with tequila is to know how much tequila to use and what varietal so as not to overwhelm the other ingredients. When … Read more

Women In The Tequila Industry: Leticia Aceves Alvarez

Women In The Tequila Industry: Leticia Aceves Alvarez of @EmbajadorTquila Click To Tweet I first met Carmen Leticia Aceves Alvarez in July 2016, during my investigative visit to Fabrica Santa Rosa.  The distillery is responsible for such fan favorite tequilas as Alma de Agave, Crótalo, Cabresto, and their flagship brand, Embajador. At a round table … Read more

Men In Mezcal: Douglas French

Pioneer Mezcalero, Doug French of @ScorpionMezcal shares his story. Click To Tweet Pioneer innovator, Douglas French, founder of Scorpion Mezcal kicks off a new feature on Tequila Aficionado called Men In Mezcal. Establishing his distillery in Oaxaca in 1995, Scorpion has just celebrated its 20th anniversary as the original leader in introducing entry level mezcals … Read more

2016 Brands of Promise Awards, Finale

Congratulations to all the winners and the nominees for the 2016 Brands of Promise Awards! Click here to download the complete list of nominees & winners in a convenient PDF for your 2017 shopping list! Nominees & winners, feel free to download your medals by clicking on the appropriate images below:            … Read more