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…

Casamigos: Made By Friends, For Friends

When George Clooney and Rande Gerber’s shared passion for tequila turned into a hobby, the furthest thing from mind was to create a brand. After partnering with a distillery in Mexico, they created for themselves (and their friends) the tequila entitled Casamigos. The essence of the Casamigos story can be explained in the name; loosely translated…

Limited Edition Rolling Stones X Jose Cuervo Tequila

Jose Cuervo is commemorating its role in the infamous Rolling Stones 1972 North American tour, dubbed the ‘Tequila Sunrise Tour’, with limited edition bottles. As the story goes, the band drank their first ever Jose Cuervo Tequila Rise cocktail the night before the famed tour began. They took immediately to the drink, with it becoming…

Classic Cocktail Inspo for World Tequila Day

This Sunday July 24th is World Tequila Day. To celebrate, we’ve put together 5 classic tequila cocktail recipes for you to try.   Espresso Martini GLASS: Cocktail INGREDIENTS: 50ml Tequila 30ml Espresso 20ml Coffee Liqueur 5ml Sugar Syrup METHOD: Shake and strain into a chilled glass GARNISH: 3 x coffee beans Margarita GLASS: Cocktail INGREDIENTS: 50ml…

Dulce Vida Tequila Blanco

Dulce Vida Blanco Tequila is a great choice for vodka or gin drinkers looking to dabble in a new spirit. The crisp tequila is sweeter than most while still carrying the spice our agave fascination is famous for. At 100% organic and 100% agave we also love the consistency and truth of Dulce Vida. Dulce…

Agave Old Fashioned

Agave Old Fashioned Glass   Old Fashioned/Rocks   Ingredients   60ml Herradura Anejo 15ml Herradura Agave Nectar 2 Dashes of orange bitters   Method   In the bottom of the large rocks/old fashioned glass, combine 30ml of tequila, two dashes of orange bitters and 15ml Herradura agave nectar. Add two cubes of ice and stir…

Jalisco Highball

Glass: Highball Ingredients: 45ml el Jimador Reposado Lemon squash Method: Add tequila to an ice filled glass, top with lemon squash and stir thoroughly. Garnish: Fresh lemon wedge and large mint sprig

Sierra Sangria

Glass: 1.2L Jug Ingredients: 120ml Sierra Reposado Tequila 90ml Cointreau 90ml Cloudy apple juice 90ml Lemon juice 60ml Sugar syrup Method: Build all ingredients over ice in a jug and stir. Top with sparkling white wine Garnish: Selection of seasonal fruits – as passionfruit, strawberries, mint, limes or lemons

Horseshoe Bramble

The Horseshoe Bramble Glass   Rocks   Ingredients   30ml Herradura Plata 20ml Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur 20ml Fresh lemon juice 10ml Sugar syrup   Method   Shake all ingredients (except Chambord) vigorously and strain over lots of crushed ice. Float Chambord and allow to bleed through the drink.   Garnish: Fresh lemon wedge and…

Mex-Jito

Mex-Jito The Mojito – but ready for a Cancun holiday. Glass   Collins   Ingredients   45ml Blaco or Silver Tequila (we used el Jimador Blanco) 6-8 Large fresh mint leaves 30ml Fresh lime juice 30ml Sugar syrup Top with Soda Water   Method   Add mint leaves to the bottom of a tall glass…

Drink of the Week: Patron Paloma

The Paloma Often garnished with a slice of citrus and a pinch of black pepper, the Paloma is Mexico’s other well-balanced darling.