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Additives in tequila? I bet you’ve never thought about it. But whether you are for or against additives it’s useful to know how they are used, the rules that govern them, and how to sleuth them out. We asked Sergio Mendoza,

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Tequila has changed a lot since the early days. Most producers have switched from time consuming, old-school methods to high-efficiency production. But has this trend helped or harmed the overall quality of tequila? We decided to find out in the most

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It may be difficult to believe, but just over 9 new tequila brands are launched each and every month, according to the data in our own Tequila Matchmaker NOM database. This might make it sound like there are a wide variety

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Extra Añejos — the most aged and expensive form of tequila — attracts all palates, from seasoned tequila drinkers to newbies who find their rich oak flavors reminiscent of other dark spirits. This is still a relatively new category for tequila.

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“Innovation,” is a term capable of striking fear in the heart of a tequila fan. Although embraced in nearly all other aspects of modern life, when this word is applied to the production of tequila, it usually means that profit and

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For years tequila geeks have been having a debate as polarizing as Coke vs. Pepsi: Which location produces better tequila, the “Highlands” or the “Lowlands” of Jalisco, Mexico? (By the way, we object to the term of “Lowlands” to describe the

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Don’t you just love change? Let’s face it, most of us don’t, which is why it can be downright scary when theres a change to your favorite tequila. When the bottle changes you can’t help but worry if the tequila has

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Did you know that tequila and beer are best friends? It’s totally true. They’ve been spotted hanging out with each other for many years, and in some of the coolest night spots in the world! The final installment of our 3-part

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Tequila and beer – what a perfect pair! Both go so well together you can drink them side-by-side with a smile. In part 2 of our 3-part series of Beer & Tequila cocktails, we get fancy by creating a “beer reduction.”

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We’ve often thought that beer and tequila make great drinking companions, and it turns out we’re not alone. One trend we’re starting to see on restaurant menus in California are “Beer and a Shot” – where a certain tequila is paired

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We’ve never had to start off a story with a disclaimer before, but here it goes: DO NOT attempt to make this cocktail recipe at home. This is the “most dangerous tequila cocktail in the world.” Luckily, we had Dustin Haarstad,

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Fall is definitely here – what better time than to hunker down at home with a fine tequila-based cocktail to warm the spirits? Yes, please! Here at TasteTequila we are always looking for great tequila cocktail recipes, and we have to

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Straight, sipping tequila is usually what’s on the menu at our house, but every once in a while I’m in the mood for a tequila-based cocktail – nothing too fruity, or blended, but a good old spirit-forward concoction. That’s when we

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I’ve been a long-time Bloody Mary fan, but I’m not a fan of vodka. Tequila is my beverage of choice. (Go figure.) Luckily, you can substitute tequila for vodka, and PRESTO! you’ve got a tasty “Bloody Maria“. Creating an amazing Bloody

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The Don Fulano brand of tequilas are created at the La Tequileña distillery (NOM 1146), which is located right in the center of the town of Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico. It has a very large aging room with a variety of different

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Living in Mexico for 2 years, you would have thought we would have had ready access to every tequila ever created, but this is not the case. Although 100% of all tequila in the world is created in Mexico, the vast

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Everyone has a bad college experience that somehow involved tequila. (Go ahead, admit it, you have one too.) As a result, people can be hesitant about tequila later on in life. We run into this situation all the time, and have

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Next up in our “Tequila Mix Master” series is the always-entertaining Adam Stemmler of the Blind Tiger Cocktail Company. Adam is constantly coming up with innovative tequila-based cocktails, and his “Heartland Smash” is no exception. It uses Fortaleza reposado tequila, muddled

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Our “Tequila Mix Masters” series continues with rockstar bartender and mixologist Dustin Haarstad of the Blind Tiger Cocktail Company. In this installment, he shows Scarlet how to make a Tequila Sazerac using Fortaleza Añejo tequila. “A sazerac is the New Orleans

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We’re back with another installment of our “Tequila Mix Masters” series, with our special guest, rockstar mixologist Adam Stemmler of Blind Tiger Cocktail Company. “Keeping Up with the Carthusians” uses two very special ingredients: Casa Noble Crystal tequila, and Green Chartreuse.

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