Tequila Mandala Dinner at Mercado

[On March 4, 2019, Founder Alex Perez was on hand at a special Tequila Mandala Dinner pairing that took place at famed restaurateur Jesse Gomez’s second Mercado location in Los Angeles, CA.  Here’s Alex’s report on that memorable evening.]

Foodie Heaven

Tequila Mandala Dinner at Mercado https://wp.me/p3u1xi-69PWhat do you get when you combine one of your favorite tequila’s with a top rated L.A. restaurant?  You get foodie heaven!

I had the privilege of visiting Mercado Los Angeles during their Tequila Mandala dinner recently, and I was thoroughly impressed.

In all transparency, my senses had already been excited with their exciting take on Mexican cuisine when Mercado opened a location in Pasadena, CA.

As for Tequila Mandala, this fine line is on my favorites list.

Put it all together, with both owners and the chef in attendance, and it was truly an experience.

For Starters

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We were set up in a private area with some sixty guests who were anxious to get tasting.  Co-owner, Jesse Gomez appeared and welcomed all of us and got things going.

For starters, the attentive wait staff brought out jicama shrimp tacos.  Crispy breaded shrimp on a jicama tortilla with chile de arbol aioli and Mexican slaw that included bits of mango.

It was paired with the refreshingly tasty Tequila Mandala Blanco and was a perfect accompaniment withTequila Mandala Dinner at Mercado https://wp.me/p3u1xi-69P its notes of fresh citrus on the nose and sweet roasted agave on the palate.

Barbecue and Grown-up Cocktails

Next up was a beef rib, perfectly braised, with guajillo mustard BBQ sauce and BBQ potato chips as a garnish.

The beef rib was rich, smokey and melted in your mouth.  For the small portion that was served, it was very satisfying.  I wanted to pick up the bone and eat up the last piece stuck to it–so I did!

This dish was paired with a “Special Cocktail” served by the Mercado bar manager Caesar, and made with strawberry, pomegranate, Aperol and Tequila Mandala Blanco.

It tasted like a grown up’s Margarita.  I’ll be experimenting with this one in my own bar, for sure.

The plates kept coming and so did Jesse and Chef José Acevedo, catering to our needs.  Their service and attention to every detail was superb.

Childhood Memories

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Next on deck was sope de chorizo con papas with cabbage, salsa de molcajete, crema fresca, tomatoes and cotija cheese.

The sope took me back to when I was a kid visiting family friends in Highland Park, CA.  His mom would make delicious handmade sopes.

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I started with a knife and fork, then of course, I picked it up with my hands like it is supposed to be eaten.  And, the Mandala Reposado was PERFECT.

This is a great reposado and a good example of why I say reposados are making a comeback.  Wood and dried fruit on the nose, and the cooked agave still shines through on the palate.  Hints of oak, vanilla and coconut also make an appearance.

The Home Stretch

Tequila Mandala Dinner at Mercado https://wp.me/p3u1xi-69PAnother tasty offering from Mercado’s menu was roasted chicken on a bed of Mexican rice and mole Oaxaqueño topped with a crispy kale.  The nuttiness of the mole was complemented harmoniously by the Mandala Añejo.

This beautiful añejo has dried fruit, oak and vanilla on the nose and sweet dried raisin, oak and vanilla on the palate.  It’s an añejo that wants to be like its big brother Mandala Extra Añejo.

The Crown Jewel

Dessert was a chocolate Abuelita tres leches cake over berries and cajeta sauce drizzled on the plate.  My mouth is watering just writing this!

Paired with this decadent dish was Mandala’s crown jewel, the Extra Añejo.

In the glass, I smelled dried fruits and nuts along with hints of toasted oak.  On the palate, an explosion of honey, vanilla, dried raisins and wood notes.

It is addictive and dangerous.

At Your Service

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The hospitality at this Mercado and Mandala event was fantastic.

Co-owners Jesse Gomez and Chef José Acevedo and staff came around to every table making sure all our needs were met.  I experienced the same great service and attention to detail at the Pasadena location, too.

Humberto Ibarra, one of the owners and importers for Mandala, and brand manager Moises Rivera, were on hand and visited every table and guest, preaching the Mandala gospel.

I died and went to Foodie Heaven.

But, I’ll be back!

Terralta Tequila Dinner at Elvira’s in Tucson

[*FTC Disclosure: Brands appearing on the Tequila Aficionado Wild Wild West 2017 Tour were vetted as Brand of Promise(c) Nominees and paid a nominal fee to be included.]

Welcome to Tucson

One of our first stops on the Wild Wild West 2017 Tour was to Elvira’s Tequila Cocina & Vino at its newest location on Congress Street in Tucson, Arizona.

The original Elvira’s restaurant was founded in 1927 in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.  The family’s first foray into the United States was in the Southern Arizona town of Tubac.

This Tucson location is a Latin American fusion concept that uses some of the best flavors and modern culinary techniques from around the world.

On this evening, we were invited by Creospirits importer, Enrique Ramos, to direct a tasting and pairing dinner featuring Master Distiller Felipe Camarena’s fabulous Terralta Tequila expressions.

Unparalleled Genius

Discussing the unparalleled genius of Felipe Camarena.

Unparalleled Cuisine

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Elvira’s newest chef, Travis Bowden, wowed guests with his diverse menu featuring Terralta as the key ingredient.

Here’s what Chef Travis had to say about raising the bar at Elvira’s with Terralta Tequila.

Since 1927

Billed as having over 250 wine options and three certified sommeliers on staff, not to mention a fine array of tequilas, Elvira’s Tequila Cocina & Vino is destined to be a Tucson destination location for fine dining for years to come.

 

If you are planning a trip to Arizona, we heartily recommend Elvira’s.  For more to do in Arizoona, check out this article on the 100 Best Things to Do in Arizona.

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Mix Up a Good Time with Scorpion Mezcal and Mexican Chocolate

If there’s one thing I love pairing with mezcals, it’s chocolate.  When you find a great quality mezcal that can hold it’s own against a dark chocolate, pair it.  The flavor combinations will open your palate to a whole new world of flavorful delights.  Here are just a few suggestions for pairing with the Scorpion Mezcal Sampler Box.

Grab a sampler of Scorpion mezcals, some adventurous friends, and make a few of these Mexican Chocolate desserts:

 

MEXICAN CHOCOLATE TART WITH CINNAMON-SPICED PECANS

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Marigold Cupcakes

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Chocolate Raspberry Tamale

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Frozen Mexican Chocolate Mousse

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Mexican Chocolate Pecan Pie

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Mexican Chocolate Brownies

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Scorpion Mezcal 4 pack sampler

Beverage Testing Institute’s Tastings 2014 International Review of Spirits Packaging Competition has awarded Scorpion Mezcal’s Silver 4-Pack Silver Sampler Gift Box several Gold awards and runner-up status for Best Gift Box.

Gold Medal – Creativity Category

Gold Medal – Graphic Design Category

Gold Medal – Form Category

Best Gift Box Runner Up

The attractive box is decorated with rustic artwork featuring an ancient still and stylized agave, with the top of the box showing the agave plants for each varietal.

Scorpion Mezcal’s award winning sampler gift box contains four 200ml bottles of Scorpion Mezcal Silver, each bottle containing a different variety of 100% de agave Mezcal. Included in the varietal bottles are:

1) Tobala (Estate Grown)

2) Espadin

3) Barril

4) Blue Weber (grown in Oaxaca)

Among the varietals listed are two award-winning silvers:  Scorpion Mezcal Tobala which took the Platinum Award and 97points from the Beverage Testing Institute which also received Best of Show at The Spirits of Mexico competition.  Scorpion Mezcal Espadin Silver also won several awards including Gold and 96 points from The Beverage Testing Institute and Best Mezcal Food & Wine Magazine.

Watch all our reviews on the sampler:

 

Be a Barbeque Hero with Del Bravo Tequilas

Be a barbeque hero this summer with these great recipes using Del Bravo’s tequilas – prepare at home or bring them to your next family or work event to really impress!

The true beauty of all of the selected recipes below is that they can all be prepared the night before a big barbeque event so the only thing left to do the day of your Q is to grill the meat and drink tequila.  (After all, those are the fun parts anyway.)

Click on the Pinterest Board below to see these recipes and more!

TEQUILA LIME COLESLAW WITH CILANTRO

A 5-minute side dish that feeds eight from the Chunky Chef.

Regular coleslaw gets a new spin with this tequila lime version! The tequila gives it an unique depth, and it’s sure to be a hit at your next party!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2-3 Tbsp fresh cilantro, minced
  • 1 Tbsp Penasco Tequila Blanco
  • 3 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 1/3 cup green onions, thinly sliced
  • 14 oz coleslaw mix (or equal amount of shredded cabbage and carrots)
  • 1/2 cup shredded red cabbage

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add the first seven ingredients to a large mixing bowl and whisk until smooth.
  2. Add all the vegetables and toss to combine them.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour, to allow the flavors to fully combine.

 

 

TEQUILA LIME SKIRT STEAK

Inspired by Fresh Everyday

A perfect-for-grilling entree that will make you the hero of any barbeque (at least in Texas).

Serves: 4

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tablespoons Route 66 Reposado Tequila
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 jalapeno, cored, seeded, and minced
  • 2 green onions, whites and green parts, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds flack or skirt steak
  • ½ teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine tequila, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, jalapeno, green onions, garlic cloves, brown sugar, and black pepper in a 1-gallon resealable plastic bag.
  2. Add skirt steak to the bag and seal.  Shake to coat the meat with the marinade. Marinate in the refrigerator overnight.
  3. Prepare a charcoal or gas grill for cooking.
  4. Remove steak from marinade. Discard marinade.
  5. Sprinkle both sides of the steak with salt and pepper.
  6. Place meat on hot grill and grill for 3-4 minutes per side, until internal temperature reaches 120 degrees. Remove meat from grill and allow to rest for 15 minutes.
  7. Thinly slice meat against the grain. Squeeze lime wedges over the meat.

Mexican Fruit Salad

Serves eight

Ingredients

  • 4 cups strawberries, hulled and halved (about 1 1/4 pounds)
  • 2 cups mangoes, chunks
  • 2 cups melon, chunks
  • 1 cup pineapple chunk
  • 1cup fresh orange juice
  • 1cup fresh lime juice
  • 1cup Diva Tequila
  • 1cup sugar
  • 1teaspoon salt
  • 1 -1 1teaspoon dried ancho chile powder

Mix it all together and taste the magic!  If, by some ridiculous fluke, you have leftovers, toss it all in the blender and freeze it in popsicle molds for grown up paletas.

 

DRUNKEN (BORRACHO) MEXICAN BEANS WITH CILANTRO AND BACON

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 Ounces, About 1 1/4 Cups Dry Pinto Beans
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Cooked Bacon
  • 4 Thick Slices Cooked Bacon, Cut Into 1/2 Inch Pieces
  • 1 Small White Onion, Diced Into 1/4 Inch Pieces
  • 1 Jalapeno Pepper, Stemmed, Seeded and Finely Chopped
  • About 2-2 1/2 Teaspoons Salt
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Penasco Reposado Tequila (We recommend 1/2 Cup)
  • 1/4 Cup Cilantro Leaves, Roughly Chopped

INSTRUCTIONS

  1.  Rinse the beans thoroughly and place in a slow cooker. Add 5 cups water and remove any beans that float.
  2. Add all other ingredients to the slow cooker and cook on high until boiling.
  3. Stir the beans regularly and add water as necessary to keep the liquid a generous 1/2 inch above the level of the beans.
  4. Cook overnight on low.
  5. Enjoy!

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 estate owned agave fields show themselves in the nose and flavor profile of Embajador Tequila.  For this reason, one of the easiest pairings with Embajador is anything that includes cinnamon or cloves – like churros!  Check out this pin to make these beauties to the right.

If you’re an oak head and prefer Embajador’s anejo, aged in Bourbon barrels, then we heartily suggest pairing with chocolate and/or caramel flavors.  The combination is one you’re sure to love!

Are you looking for a quick but amazing Valentine’s Day gift you can pick up at a moment’s notice?

Try a bottle of Embajador Anejo and a box of chocolate turtles!

If you’d like to make the turtles to the left, click here.

If you prefer Reposado, then we might suggest a white chocolate mousse garnished with raspberries.  The flavors and textures in each will marry well for a delicious treat.

Click here for the recipe to the right.

For the purist who loves the fresh light flavors in Embajador Blanco or a Valentine that prefers to eat healthy or has a restrictive nutrition plan, we suggest combining Embajador Blanco with a heart shaped fruit platter.  This one comes with an orange cream recipe for dipping.

No matter which expression of Embajador you choose to pair with tonight, we’re certain your Valentine will love you for it!

 

Click on the image below to visit the Embajador Tequila Pinboard for Valentine’s Day.  There are pairing suggestions to fit every palate.  Whether you’re looking for a last minute gift or something to celebrate a special occasion, these are all winners.  While you’re there, check out their margarita pinboard for National Margarita Day next week!

Santo Diablo Mezcal King Ranch Chicken Recipe

Most King Ranch Chicken recipes are pretty bland and not at all what you might expect from a Tex Mex standard. The beautiful thing about King Ranch Chicken is that everybody has a different recipe (and ours is the best).
Santo Diablo Mezcal King Ranch Chicken Recipe http://wp.me/p3u1xi-4v3Santo Diablo Mezcal King Ranch Chicken Recipe http://wp.me/p3u1xi-4v3Since we prefer our food on the spicy side, we make our King Ranch Chicken a little bit differently…

If you enjoy something spicy that you can cook up in a slow cooker for a cold winter day then this recipe is for you!

The first thing we did to liven this up is slow cook the chicken in Santo Diablo Mezcal.

(While I enjoy sipping Santo Diablo Mezcal, I have found that I really love cooking with it.)

When adding the other ingredients, we used diced tomatoes with Hatch Chiles instead of Ro-tel. Next we added cumin and red pepper. These few changes turned a bland cheesy chicken casserole into something entirely different.

Here’s how you can enjoy it too!

Santo Diablo King Ranch Chicken

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1/4 Cup Santo Diablo Mezcal

Place the first two ingredients in a slow cooker and cook on high until the chicken pulls apart easily with a fork.  Pull the chicken apart with a fork so you have a nice smoky pot of shredded chicken.  The add:

2 Cans Cream of Mushroom Soup

1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup

1 Can Diced Tomatoes and Hatch Chilis

1 Bag Frozen Fajita Mixed Vegetables

2 Cups Mexican Blend Shredded Cheese

2 Teaspoons Cumin

1 Teaspoon Red Pepper

Mix well and let it cook on high until bubbly.  Serve over steamed rice with a glass of Santo Diablo Mezcal.

Christmas Panettone with Embajador Tequila Recipe

Christmas Panettone with Embajador Tequila Recipe http://wp.me/p3u1xi-4vlIf you’ve tasted Embajador Tequila then you know that there’s always just a hint of orange. If you’ve visited the Embajador Distillery then you’ll know why. Orange groves surround their agave fields. It is because of this unique and very intentional terroir that Embajador Tequila pairs exceptionally well with orange, cloves, cinnamon, and Christmas!

That’s exactly why I chose to create a Panettone (traditional Italian Christmas bread) with Embajador instead of brandy.  In case you’re wondering, It is delicious!

Assemble the following ingredients in a bread machine (or bowl if you prefer Old World ways):

  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/3 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 6 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Softened Butter
  • 1.5 Teaspoons Orange Peel
  • 3 Tablespoons Embajador Anejo
  • 3.5 Cups Flour
  • 3 Teaspoons Yeast
  • 1 Cup Mixed Dried Fruit (I used Cranberry, Raisin, and Date)

I ran this on the Dough cycle so I could bake in a pan in the oven, but this will bake up just as easily in the bread machine.  If you choose the machine,  run it on a regular 2lb loaf cycle.  If you choose the oven, bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

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A cross section of the light, fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth goodness of Embajador Panettone.

 

Hail Cheesers!

[From September 11 to October 2, 2016, Tequila Aficionado Media, sponsored by 34 expressions representing 21 brands, embarked on a monumental RV road show dubbed, The Heartland Tour.  In these next passages, we recount the historic–and epic–highlights.  *FTC Disclosure: Brands appearing on the Tequila Aficionado Dia de Los Muertos & Heartland Tour had to be vetted as Brand of Promise Nominees and paid a nominal fee to be on the tour.]

Cheese and Agave Spirits?

Hail Cheesers! http://wp.me/p3u1xi-4xaWhen Lisa Pietsch, CMO of Tequila Aficionado, first pitched the idea of an Agave Spirits Tour through America’s Heartland, I had my doubts.

Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, several points in between, then, back home to Texas.

“Why don’t we call it the Control State Tour?” I asked, facetiously. “Or, ‘Escape from the Bourbon Belt?'”

After she punched me in the arm, she declared, “I want to do cheese pairings with agave spirits and Wisconsin cheeses.”

I rolled my eyes, but then she explained that the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board’s official website had listed ideal cheese pairings with wine, dark spirits and beer.

Tequila, mezcal and agave spirits were nowhere to be found!

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Cheeses of Mexico

“Imagine what pairings we could suggest to our readers with our sponsor’s agave spirits,” she urged.

It occurred to me that Mexico is a prolific cheese producing country and that many of their regional cheeses are made within the same states as some mezcals.

Surely, I thought, there are bars and restaurants in Mexico that serve some of the very best cheeses recognized worldwide with prize winning mezcals and tequilas?

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“Why not?” I said to Lisa. “Let’s do it.”

What follows is our enlightening and palate pleasing visit to Cheesers in the charming and picturesque hamlet of Stoughton, WI with proprietress, Peg Schuett.

Filling A Need

Lisa Pietsch explains to Peg Schuett, owner of Cheesers, what compelled us to seek her store out during our Heartland Tour.

Craft Cheeses Made by Masters

Peg Schuett, owner of Cheesers, describes her method of selecting the craft cheeses she carries.

She also explains the stringent regulations that it takes to become a Master Cheese Maker in the state of Wisconsin.

Award Winning Cheese

Peg goes on to list the award winning cheeses she proudly provides in her main display case.

Cheese From Family Farms

Peg continues to walk us through her prize winning cheeses produced at family farms.

Cheese Pairing

Lisa and I sample several of Peg’s suggestions while we try to decide which sponsored agave spirits brands would pair nicely with them.

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Together, we determine that Soltado, Route 66, and Santo Diablo Mezcal would pair deliciously with this group of cheeses.

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It’s Hard Work

Peg assures us that cheese making is hard work. Lisa admonishes me for not nosing my cheese properly like I do with agave spirits.

Serving Suggestions

Peg instructs us as to what optimal temperature cheeses should be served.

Just as each expression of agave spirits should be served at room temperature, serving sliced cheese follows the same rules.

Try cheese pairing with your agave spirits, and give Cheesers a call.  They ship everywhere!

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Mike Morales’ Puerco Pibil Recipe with Soltado Tequila

[Soltado Tequila was a paid sponsor of the Tequila Aficionado Heartland Tour and paid a nominal fee to be mentioned here and on our networks as we saw fit.  In the interest of full disclosure, we didn’t want to love Soltado but we do.  It makes an amazing Puerco Pibil.] 

Sharing this recipe could get Mike killed. Luckily, Johnny Depp is too busy restoring the balance to other countries while things get crazy up in the Tequila Aficionado kitchen.

 

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Ingredients:

  • 5lbs Pork Butt
  • ½ Cup White Vinegar
  • 1 Cup Lemon Juice
  • ½ Cup Orange Juice
  • 5 Tabespoons Ground Annato (Achiote)
  • 2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • ½ Teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • ½ Teaspoon Allspice
  • 2 Teaspoons Ground Cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon Black Pepper
  • 2 Teaspoons Salt
  • 2 Habanero Peppers, sliced
  • Healthy splash of Soltado Tequila

Instructions:

  • Line a 3 quart crock pot with banana leaves.
  • Place pork on the banana leaves in the bottom of the crock pot.
  • Add all other ingredients.
  • Fold banana leaves over the pork & liquids.
  • Cover with crock pot cover.
  • Cook on High for 4 hours.

De La Tierre Maple Tequila Scones Recipe

 The Tequila Test Kitchen is Always Open

We do a lot more cooking with tequila than we actually let on and it seems we should be sharing a lot more of our recipes with you. A few brands, like De La Tierre Maple Cinnamon Tequila and Diva Tequila, have opted in to our Tequila Test Kitchen Program so we’ve done quite a few fun cooking projects with them.  If you’d like to get your brand in on the Tequila Test Kitchen fun, especially now when we’re gearing up for summer barbeques, ceviches and granitas, email Recipes@TequilaAficionado.com and we’ll tell you how to get started!

De La Tierre Maple Cinnamon Tequila Liqueur makes a wonderful scone for brunch pairing or cocktail hour. Get the recipe at www.TequilaAficionado.com de la tierre, maple tequila, maple, cinnamon, raisin, scones, tequila scones

Yesterday, we made delicious scones with De La Tierre’s Maple Cinnamon Tequila.

Here’s the recipe:

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  • 3 Cups Flour
  • 2T Baking Powder (omit if using self-rising flour)
  • 1/2t Salt
  • 1 C Sugar (we use a non-calorie sweetener made with Stevia)
  • 1/2 C Butter (Softened)
  • 2T Coconut Oil
  • 1 C Raisins
  • 1t Cinnamon
  • 1/4 C De La Tierre Maple Tequila
  • 1 1/2 C Milk

de la tierre, maple tequila, maple, cinnamon, raisin, scones, tequila sconesMix all ingredients together well, then turn onto well-floured surface.

Fold several times, then pat to about one inch thick.  Use a large biscuit cutter to cut scones and then place on greased baking sheet.  (Makes 13)

Bake at 400 for 25 minutes.

Remove from oven, brush with additional tequila or melted butter and enjoy!

*Serving suggestion: Cut them open while hot and slather fresh maple butter on each piece.  Enjoy with a generous pour of Maple Cinnamon Tequila.

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De La Tierre Maple Cinnamon Tequila Liqueur makes a wonderful scone for brunch pairing or cocktail hour. Get the recipe at www.TequilaAficionado.com