Roasting & Toasting for Thanksgiving with Don Julio

On November 5, Tequila Don Julio hosted the latest edition of their Farm to Shaker dinner series in New York City in collaboration with New York Chef Daniel Sharp and Bartender Angela Laino. Below, you’ll find recipes and images of the innovative menu Chef Daniel and Angela collaborated on together for this special event. Each … Read more

Celebrate Autumn with Don Julio Tequila

Don Julio Bloody Maria    Ingredients: 1 ½ oz Tequila Don Julio Blanco 5 oz Don Julio Bloody Maria Mix* 1/2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice Picked Escabeche** for Garnish  Preparation: Mix all ingredients in cocktail shaker. Shake and strain over ice. Garnish: Pickled Escabeche   *Don Julio Bloody Mary Mix Ingredients: 24 oz Organic Tomato … Read more

The Miracle Men Behind Milagro Tequila


[Moises (Moy) Guindi, one of the two dynamic founders of Milagro tequila, and J.P. DeLoera, Milagro’s Texas Brand Ambassador, hung around after The San Antonio Cocktail Conference held in January, 2015. Tequila Aficionado Media chased down these two gentlemen for a rare chat at the bar of the luxurious Westin Riverwalk Hotel.] Ambassadors For the Modern Mexico The time was 1997, … Read more

Announcing the 2014 Brands of Promise Nominees!

As you can guess by our announcement date, we’ve had a full year of tastings and reviews.  While we still have video reviews of several brands left to broadcast, we wanted to share our list of nominees with you: [Tweet “2014 Brands of Promise Blanco Tequila Nominees #BOP2014”] Blanco Tequilas Fubar (only) Tromba Caos Piedra … Read more

2014 Brands of Promise

[Tweet “2014 Brands of Promise Blanco Tequila Nominees #BOP2014”] Blanco Tequilas Fubar (only) Tromba Caos Piedra Azul Titanium Penasco Trianon Don Nacho (regular) Don Nacho (extra premium) Calavera (lowland agave; brick oven baked/autoclave) Huizache Circulo Cesar Chavez Cabresto Demetrio Whispering Eye Gaviota Senda Real Don Fermin Blanco High Proof Astral (46% ABV) Blanco High Proof … Read more

Astral Blanco Tequila Review

Astral Tequila Mike Morales and Alex Perez taste and discuss Astral Blanco Tequila, nominating it for the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards. [Tweet “Astral Tequila “I like it a lot” says Tequila Aficionado”] [Tweet “Astral Tequila “Big and beefy””] About Astral Tequila Astral Tequila is totally unique and reminiscent of the way tequila was made 150 years ago … Read more

David Suro’s Amazing Tequila 101

Special thanks to for providing such a great video of David Suro’s presentation and staff training on tequila at Local Lime in Arkansas.  This is one of the best Tequila 101s we’ve seen yet!  A brilliant businessman, Suro-Piñero has made it his life’s mission to preserve and promote the tequila industry, a surprisingly complex … Read more

Baron Blanco Tequila Review

Baron Blanco Tequila Mike and Alex were so impressed with Baron that they nominated it for the 2014 Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Awards in both the Blanco and Packaging categories. [Tweet “Congratulations to @BaronTequila for nomination to the 2014 Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Awards”] [Tweet “Sipping Off The Cuff™ with @BaronTequila at Tequila Aficionado”] … Read more

Don Pilar Tequila Blanco

By Ryan Kelley | 04.15.11 Highly Recommended Overview NOM 1443 – Grupo Industrial Tequilero de los Altos de Jalisco, S.A. de C.V. Agave comes from ranches owned by Jose Pilar Contreras (“Don Pilar”) near the town of San Jose de Gracia in the highlands of Jalisco. Cooked in autoclaves for 24 hours; left to cool … Read more