De la Tierre Maple Tequila Review

From the De La Tierre Website:

The story is simple, It all started out with an epiphany that hit Troy Bilodeau January 31st 2010.

A then long time friend Wayne Rezunyk and Troy put their heads together and started testing that day, this was followed with a little research (tasting) okay okay a lot of research, then they agreed that they maybe on to something. Countless hours of, testing and researching and the duo came up with what is now “De la Tierre” Maple Liqueur Tequila. With a lot of effort, belief, luck and unquenchable desire to make this spirit a true blend of Canadian and Mexican taste at their finest, “De la Tierre” Maple Liqueur Tequila was born !

Extensive “testing and researching” later and partnering with Ralph Berezan who had the same desire and vision, we are now able to offer a unique flavored Tequila, the only Canadian Maple flavored Reposado currently on the world market. The name De la Tierre is slang in Spanish for “from the Earth or of the Earth” as both the Canadian Maple tree and the Mexican Agave plant are grown in the Earth.

No longer just for our friends and family, you are invited to enjoy this very special blend of spices, 100% pure Canadian maple syrup, mixed with a gold medal winning 100% Blue agave Reposado Tequila from Mexico. “De la Tierre” Maple Liqueur Tequila will be available for the enjoyment of all.

We hope you enjoy the plethora of tastes that this flavored Tequila has to offer!

About De La Tierre Maple Liqueur Tequila

We use an awarded Reposado Tequila as our base. This is a Highlands Tequila also know as from ‘Los Altos’. We also use pure maple syrup from the largest producer in the world, Citadelle Co-Operatives in Plessesville, Quebec, and pure cinnamon oil from Sri Lanka. While all ingredients are organic and gluten free we do not claim the ‘finished product’ as organic, as it is a lengthy process to receive official ‘organic’ designation in the US market. We have 2 names, Maple Liqueur Tequila in Canada, and Maple Cinnamon Liqueur in the US. This needed to be done for approval in each country for the trade name and ultimately to appease the Tequila Regulatory Council in Mexico (Mexican Federal Government). The Tequila Regulatory Council has complete control over the word ‘Tequila’ world wide under Appellations of Origin. This is the same reason it is called ‘Champagne’ in France and sparkling wine for all other countries.

We purchase our glass from a Mexican manufacturer and only ship in labels, maple, and cinnamon. The distillery mixes our formula and ‘Hand labels’ our finished product for outbound shipping.

A little side note, flavouring of Tequila has only been allowed since 2009 and we began in 2010.

We received a 2011 silver medal at San Francisco World Spirits Competition in March of that year. We put the first bottles produced on a shelf in BC at the end of August 2011, only 5 months later – not a bad start for us! We then received a bronze medal for the 2013 Brand of Promise from Tequila Aficionado in Texas followed by a bronze medal for 2014 Spirits of Mexico Competition in San Diego.

Currently selling in British Columbia, Alberta, and Texas! We’re expecting many more areas to come, stay tuned!

De La Tierre Maple Tequila Pound Cake Recipe

De La Tierre, Maple Tequila Pound Cake, RecipeWhen I have lots of work to do, I usually bake something at the same time. The attention necessary to cooking properly provides the moments necessary for me to quiet my ADD mind so I’m more capable of focusing on the work. This week, I had several jobs I needed to take care of that became major exercises in problem solving so finally getting to the Maple Walnut Pound Cake recipe I wanted to twist with De La Tierre’s Maple Tequila was just what the doctor ordered.

Before you cringe at the maple & tequila combo, you should know that it is my opinion that this is a fantastic liqueur.  You can read my review here.

So let’s get to the cake!

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De La Tierre Maple Tequila Pound Cake

Ingredients

  • De La Tierre, Maple Tequila Pound Cake, Recipe1cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup Splenda
  • 1cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1teaspoon salt
  • 1cup De La Tierre Maple Tequila Liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon maple extract
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup walnut pieces

Maple Tequila Pound Cakewith De La Tierre Maple Cinnamon Tequila

Directions

  1. IDe La Tierre, Maple Tequila Pound Cake, Recipen mixer bowl cream butter and sweeteners.
  2. Mix in tequila, extract and eggs.
  3. Add all other ingredients and mix until fluffy.
  4. Turn into greased 10 inch cake pan and sprinkle with walnuts.
  5. Bake in 300-degree oven 55 minutes, until knife inserted into center comes out clean.
  6. While hot, drizzle with 1/4 cup maple mixed with 1 Tablespoon tequila and garnish with additional walnuts if desired.
  7. IMG_0248Cover hot cake with aluminum foil until syrup mix is absorbed.
  8. Serve warm or refrigerate and serve cool.

*For a sugar-free version, substitute Splenda for Sugar and use sugar-free maple flavored syrup.

For more recipes using De La Tierre Maple Tequila Liqueur, click here.

De La Tierre, Maple Tequila Pound Cake, Recipe

Maple Nut Coffee Cake Recipe with De La Tierre Maple Tequila

Maple Tequila…and a cake?  What?

2014-08-18 09.44.49De La Tierre Canadian Maple Tequila.  You might not think that maple and tequila go together.  After all, it’s a strange mix of Canada and Mexico, right?  Well, as it happens, they do go together delightfully.  Read my review of this unlikely pairing here.  This product goes by different names depending upon which country you’re in (labeling laws) but De La Tierre is technically a liqueur.  It is a 100% agave reposado base made with real maple, not that imitation stuff, so don’t expect an overwhelming blast of maple.  The maple is gentle and very subtle.  Because I enjoyed this liqueur, I decided to use it in the Tequila Aficionado Test Kitchen.

2014-08-18 08.53.16Legal note: I should mention here that the brand owner was kind enough to supply the tequila, but I’ve supplied all of the other ingredients. 

My first go-round with this maple tequila was in Pumpkin Pie.  That was a raging success and we haven’t made pumpkin pie without it since.

Today, being quite nuts…er…having walnuts on hand, I decided it was time for a coffee cake.  I’ve made desserts, main courses and several side dishes with tequila, but this was my first shot at a breakfast item.  The tricky part was making it sugar free (I have reactive hypoglycemia).

Following is the recipe as I prepared it, without sugar.  I’ll include the options for a sugared version in parenthesis.

Maple Tequila Coffee Cake Recipe

Preheat oven to 325 degrees

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1 Cup Butter, melted

2 Cups Splenda (Sugar or Brown Sugar)

2 Cups Oats

1 Cup Flour

2 Tablespoons Cinnamon

1 teaspoon Nutmeg

1 teaspoon Maple Extract

Combine all of these ingredients in a bowl and mix well.  Set aside.

 

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1 Box Pillsbury Sugar-Free Yellow Cake Mix (or your choice of sugared cake mix)

1/3 Cup Coconut Oil

1/4 Cup De La Tierre Maple Tequila

1/2 Cup Water

3 Eggs

1 teaspoon Cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg

Mix vigorously by hand or with an electric mixer.

 

Assembly

Spray an 8″x11″ baking pan with nonstick spray.

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Sprinkle with 1/2 of the crumb topping.

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Cover with remaining cake batter.

 

Add 1 Cup Walnuts to the remaining topping.

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Poke with a spoon to push some of the topping into the cake.

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Bake at 325 for 50 minutes or until it tests done.

Remove from oven and cover lightly with aluminum foil to keep the moisture in as it cools.

Serve it up!

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Holiday Recipe: Maple Liqueur Tequila Pumpkin Pie

 

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de la tierre maple cinnamon liqueurWhen I tried De La Tierre Maple Liqueur Tequila, I was impressed with the natural maple flavor that took me back to my childhood and tapping maple trees in Maine.  (Click on the QR code to the right to read my review.)

Ever since then, I’ve been anxious to try cooking some favorite desserts with it, like Pumpkin Pie and Crepes Suzette.  I recently tried the Pumpkin Pie and it was amazing.  In case you’re looking for a good gluten-free, sugar-free recipe for Thanksgiving or just a tasty winter treat, give this one a try.  You won’t be disappointed!

De La Tierre Maple Liqueur Tequila Pumpkin Pie

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Combine the following ingredients in a large mixing bowl:
1 Cup nonfat dry milk powder

1.5 cups Splenda

2 teaspoons Saigon Cinnamon

1 teaspoon Salt

1 teaspoon Ginger

1/2 teaspoon Ground Cloves

1/4 Cup De La Tierre Maple Cinnamon Liqueur

2 Cups water

4 Eggs

1 (28 ounce) can pumpkin (about 2 cups)
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Spray an 11″x7″ glass baking dish with non-stick spray.

Pour mixture into baking dish.

Bake 15 min at 425 and then 50 min longer at 350.
Cool to room temperature, then cover and place in refrigerator to set overnight.

Serving suggestion: We cut it into squares and served it with Vanilla Cool Whip and a glass of De La Tierre Maple Liqueur Tequila on the side.

Bon appetit!

 

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De La Tierre Maple Cinnamon Liqueur

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“The maple trees of the north and the agave from the south have French kissed while dancing the Salsa.”

Lisa Pietsch (Quebecois, hockey and tequila lover) reviews her first taste of De La Tierre Maple Cinnamon Liqueur (Reposado tequila with real Canadian Maple Syrup added).

Read her full review by clicking here.

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