Are you looking for cocktail recipes for this holidays? This is “El Festivo”, with complex flavors, but refreshing and hoppy finish.
1.5 oz Casa Noble reposado tequila
0.5 oz Del Maguey Vida mezcal
2 dashes Orange bitters
1 oz Agave nectar
1 oz Lime juice (freshly squeezed)
1 oz of fresh orange juice.
One pinch of ground clove
Half bar spoon of grated Chocolate Abuelita
Topped with tamarind soda.
Garnished with orange wheel and grated Chocolate Abuelita.
Recipe by: @jaimeqiu
A good friend told us he wanted to bring ‘Agave Wine’ to his restaurant and after some research, we came to the conclusion that there cannot be an agave wine as wine comes from the vid and its made from grapes. There may be an Agave distillate that can’t be called Tequila for a number of reasons, but not wine, as this brand calls its product. He finally got it and this is the one, what do you guys think?
2. MEZCAL (1994)
3. OLINALÁ ( 1994)
4. TALAVERA (1997)
5. CAFÉ VERACRUZ (2000)
6. BACANORA (2000)
7. ÁMBAR DE CHIAPAS (2000)
8. SOTOL (2002)
9. MANGO ATAULFO DEL SOCONUSCO DE CHIAPAS (2003)
10. CAFÉ DE CHIAPAS (2003)
11. CHARANDA (2003)
12. EL CHILE HABANERO (2008)
13. VAINILLA DE PAPANTLA (2009)
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Here’s the answer to our Agave Trivia:
Which kinds of Agave used for Mezcal in Oaxaca can only be carried by horse carts or mules and why?
R: Some of the Agaves that can only be carried by horse cart or mules are: Espadín, Tobalá Silvestre & Tobaziche because of the extreme areas where they naturally grow.
Tequila is the result of the encounter of two worlds. This are México and Spain, as it involves the agaves from Mexico and the distillation techniques from the European Continent.
When the Spaniards came to Mexico, they saw the natives drinking the fermented juices from the Agave and decided to bring their distillation techniques to ‘purify’ it and get a stronger spirit known as mezcal wine or ‘aguardiente’. They promoted the agave production and were the ones who laid the foundations for its elaboration.
Mayahuel was the fertility goddess and she was represented as the goddess with four hundred breasts. Quetzalcoatl ‘the feathered serpent’ fell in love with her and brought her down to earth to live with him. Tzintzimitl was Mayahuel’s grandmother and evil goddess; she did not approve this so she went looking for them until she killed Mayahuel.
Quetzalcoatl was so mad that flew back to the sky to take revenge and killed Tzintzimitl. He cried his lover’s death after every night on her grave. Other gods saw this and decided to grow a plant in her burial site. This plant would have hallucinogenic properties so he could drink the elixir from it and comfort his soul.
The legend says that some natives from Jalisco were hiding from a lightning storm inside a cave when a lightning stroke an agave plant cutting it in half and cooking it for them to try it. They later tried their fermented juices and noticed a personality change attributed as a gift from the gods.
Tequila comes from Agave, which is not a cactus as some may think. An Agave is a Succulent and belongs to the Lily family; its been closely related to the Aloe plant. There are more than 200 kinds of Agave, but Tequila comes only from Agave Azul Tequilana Weber (Blue Agave Tequilana Weber). This Agave was studied and classified by Franz Weber, a German Botanist in the late/early 1800/1900’s. He was brought by the Cuervo Family who were the first to produce Tequila.
First of all we want to thank you for coming to our blog. We are a group of Agave enthusiasts who want to learn from and share with everyone. Here you will find posts about everything related to Agave and its derivates. We provide a space where you can share that interesting fact you just found about and learn from what others have to say.
**Not to be confused with our dear friends from the Tequila Interchange Project (TIP) http://www.tequilainterchangeproject.org/