Two Tequilas You Need to Try

WORDS KEN GARGETT Tepid as rain off a rusty roof. One of my more favoured descriptions of tequila. Fair to say that I am perhaps not the most avid fan of this Mexican spirit. And yes, a bad experience, about which nothing should be put in print. The Eagles’ ‘Tequila Sunrise’ is not my favourite…

How To Make an El Diablo

SPONSORED GLASS: Highball INGREDIENTS: 45ml Don Julio Silver Tequila 20ml Fresh lime juice 20ml Créme de Cassis 120ml Ginger beer METHOD: Add ingredients to a highball glass and fill with ice. Float the cassis on top GARNISH: Lime wedge  

Cocktail of the Week: Blood Orange Margarita

A delicious, bitter sweet cocktail that’s sure to become your new favourite drink this spring. Makes 1 drink GLASS Coupette INGREDIENTS 30ml Altos Plata Tequila 15ml Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur 15ml Campari 10ml Fresh lime juice 30ml Blood orange juice 10ml MONIN Agave Syrup GARNISH Blood orange wedge METHOD Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker…

Celebrate a world of tequila at Sydney’s Tio’s on Sunday July 30

Sydney’s finest agave spirits bar, Tio’s Cerveceria is inviting all fans of tequila to come along in celebration of World Tequila Day, which was officially on Monday 24th July. This Sunday, July 30, Tio’s will be showcasing some delicious, independent tequilas, both in neat form and in some bespoke cocktails. Tio’s have run a month-long…

World Tequila Day: 5 Delicious Cocktails to Try

Señores and señoritas, our favourite day is upon us. This Monday 24 July, we will bring out the fiesta spirit and celebrate World Tequila Day, and what better way to do just that with a delicious cocktail in hand. Not your classic margarita, we love the colour and flavour of these 5 recipes. They’re simple…

Jen Hawkins, Jake Wall and Sesión Tequila

From modeling and property management to setting up their own spirit brand, Jennifer Hawkins and Jake Wall tell us about their fondness of tequila, Mexico and what drew them to their latest venture, Sesión. Explore Drinks: Lovely to meet you both and thank you for being a part of the autumn edition of explore DRINKS….

Top 5 Tequila Cocktails

Tequila is often associated with cheap shots and a hangover you’d rather forget. What many don’t know is that there are numerous premium quality tequilas that testify against this and showcase just how incredible this white spirit can be, and we’ve found the perfect one. Here we’ve put together our top 5 tequila cocktail recipes,…

CASAMIGOS ‘House of Friends’

Words by Ashley Pini This is a story about adventure, passion, friendship and Mexico; it’s about being free-spirited, not playing by the rules and just doing what you love – what makes you happy. Away from the limelight, George Clooney and Rande Gerber are just two guys looking to kick-back, get away from the hustle…

Summer Cocktail Hour with Ben Davidson

Summer in Australia is a great time of year. With long balmy days and an abundance of fresh seasonal produce, it’s the perfect time to entertain and treat your guests to delicious and refreshing cocktails. Ben Davidson, explore Drinks Curator has created refreshing summer drinks that taste great, are simple to mix and will have…

Espolón Tequila is throwing Day of the Dead Parties Across Australia

The Day of the Dead is approaching November 1st and Espolón Tequila is hosting events across the country to celebrate. The award-winning handcrafted tequila is made from 100% pure Weber Blue Agave, finished with a decorative label that pays a powerful tribute to the Mexican artists and their portrayal of the country’s rich story and…

Don Julio Gonzalez – the Man Behind the Tequila

In 1942, in the hills of Jalisco, surrounding the village of Atotonilco El Alto, Don Julio Gonzalez founded his distillery, La Primavera; a region known for its rich red soil and ideal microclimate for growing agaves.   We’ve just launched our latest print magazine entitled Explore Gin, Tequila & Vodka, for your definitive guide to spirits…

Welcome to the World of Gin, Tequila & Vodka

We’ve just released our latest print magazine – explore GIN, TEQUILA & VODKA. Talk to any spirits connoisseur about gin, tequila or vodka and they’ll become misty-eyed with excitement; given the chance, they will go above and beyond to open your eyes, mind and taste buds to the unique characteristics of each tipple. A group unfairly…