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  • Lowering The Bar: Your Pocket Agave Guide
    August 8, 2018 Mish Sukharev

    Lowering The Bar: Your Pocket Agave Guide

    Welcome back to Lowering The Bar - our series on answering some of the most common questions we get from our curious visitors. Today we put together some Agave cliff notes to help you dive deeper into the wild, diverse world of tequilas, mezcals and all things agave!
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  • Will the real Margarita please stand up?
    July 30, 2018 Patrick Smith

    Will the real Margarita please stand up?

    The Margarita is perhaps the most oft quaffed cocktail in America, where people who don’t even consider themselves cocktail drinkers will still regularly order one. It’s almost a category all it’s own, millions of them served daily by the veritable “Tex-Mex Industrial Complex”, that inescapable Americanized Mexican restaurant with the same 7 ingredients served in various guises along with any variety of fruit flavored ‘rita your little heart desires. But what is a Margarita, really?
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  • La Fortaleza Distillery Takes The Scenic Route To Create Perfect Tequila
    July 24, 2018 Joe Barwin

    La Fortaleza Distillery Takes The Scenic Route To Create Perfect Tequila

    Have you ever had that moment, when you look back at your family’s history and think about how far we’ve gotten from their hands-on work, and how much of the knowledge held by our grandparents and great grandparents has been lost? Guillermo Sauza saw his great-great-grandfather Cenobio’s tequila empire whittled down to the family’s agave farm and the mothballed La Fortaleza distillery, turned into a literal tequila production museum. Meanwhile the Sauza brand and distillery continued to grow in the hands of an international conglomerate. So Guillermo decided to do something about it.
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  • Causing A Stir With Agave: Six Spirit-Forward Tequila and Mezcal Cocktails
    July 10, 2018 Patrick Smith

    Causing A Stir With Agave: Six Spirit-Forward Tequila and Mezcal Cocktails

    Agave spirits, much like Mexico itself, have a complicated relationship with American drinkers. Our common association with Agave spirits is that of parties, fruity drinks, and bad decisions. Margaritas are the first, and often only drink that comes to mind when folks are confronted with the question of Agave cocktails, maybe a Paloma if they are especially well traveled and sensitive to local proclivities. But again, like Mexico, Agave is so much more than this.
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  • January 19, 2018 CJ Best

    If you love Bloody Mary's and Margaritas, you'll love this cocktail

    I REALLY love Bloody Marys and Margaritas. They are my go-to cocktails whether I’m drinking out, or mixing at home. I wanted to find a way to marry the spicy, savory, flavors of a Bloody Mary and the salty citrus and pepper notes of the Margarita. My two favorite drinks in one! When you combine 2 of your favorite flavors sometimes it works out horribly (orange juice and tooth paste) and sometimes it's dynamite. T-N-T cocktail recipe below.
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  • January 17, 2018 Joe Barwin

    Venus Spirits’ El Ladron: 3 Bottles & 6 Cocktails

    Venus Spirits has been making organic spirits since 2014, including gin, whiskey, and their funkily categorized El Ladron ‘Blue Agave Spirit’. Made with blue agave from the Highlands of Mexico, it’s not technically tequila since it’s distilled in Santa Cruz. While it loses a label, what it gains is Venus’ hand-pounded copper Alembic still.
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