National Tequila Day! What Kind Of Tequila Are you?

July 24th is National Tequila Day and Tequila Herradura is here to help you find out what kind of tequila you are!

Classic, reliable or a cocktail drinker?

Indulge in Tequila Herradura Silver crafted using 100% blue agave and aged in American white oak barrels for 45 days. Light straw in color with aromas of herbs, cooked agave, fruit, hints of vanilla and wood, the tequila offers sweet, mild cooked agave notes with a touch of oak. Expect a smooth and clean finish.

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La Fortuna

Ingredients

2 parts Tequila Herradura Silver

1 part Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice

½ – ¾ part Agave Nectar (to taste)

1part Pomegranate Juice

Preparation – Combine all the ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake hard so that some of the ice melts, then strain over fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wedge.

An innovator? 

Treat yourself to a bottle of Tequila Herradura Reposado, the first Reposado in the tequila industry. Aged in American white oak barrels for 11 months, this copper color spirit has aromas of cooked agave with hints of anise, fruit and spices. The taste is smooth with sweet notes of cooked agave, vanilla, butter and dried fruit resulting in a smooth, sweet finish with a hint of brown spice.

Horseshoe Margarita

Ingredients

2 parts Tequila Herradura Reposado

1 part Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice

½ – ¾ part Agave Nectar (to taste)

Preparation – Combine all the ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake hard so that some of the ice melts, then strain over fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wedge.

An old soul, a thinker, intense?

A bottle of Tequila Herradura Añejo is for you. This expression is aged in American white oak barrels for two years. Dark copper in color with intense cooked agave, spice, toasted oak and nutty aromas, Tequila Herradura Añejo is smooth with notes of dried fruit and toasted oak resulting in a smooth, sweet and slightly spicy finish.

La Ciudad

Ingredients

2 parts Tequila Herradura Anejo

½ part Sweet Vermouth (Carpano Antica)

½ part Ancho Chili Liqueur

3 dashes Chocolate Bitters

Preparation – Combine all the ingredients in a mixing glass with ice, stir, then strain into coupe glass. Garnish with 2 brandy cherries.

A true connoisseur?

Try Tequila Herradura Selección Suprema, the first Extra Añejo in the tequila industry. It is aged in American white oak barrels for four years, dark amber in color and has intense cooked agave, spices and floral notes. Its complex balance of cooked agave, rich vanilla, toasted oak and dried fruit. It is creamy and smooth with a long aftertaste.

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Paloma

Ingredients:

2 oz. tequila (blanco or reposado recommended)

6 oz. grapefruit juice

Splash of club soda1/2 oz. fresh lime juice

Salt or sugar for rimming (optional)

Lime wedge and maraschino cherry, or grapefruit wedge for garnish (optional)

Directions: Rim glass with salt or sugar. Fill glass with ice. Add tequila and lime juice, and stir. Top off with grapefruit juice and soda. Stir again. Garnish and serve.

A purist?

Try Tequila Herradura Colección de la Casa, Reserva 2015 –Directo de Alambique (Directo). This small-batch tequila is produced using only the finest blue agave plants, harvested at the peak of perfection. It is then fermented with natural yeast amid the warm breeze and citrus trees of Casa Herradura, a process entirely unique in the industry. Finally, it is bottled direct from the still at 110 proof, preserving the fresh, youthful flavor of Herradura’s beautiful tequila, a taste unchanged since 1870. The result is a crystal-clear tequila with robust notes of sweet agave, green pepper, citrus, and a hint of herbs and spice. Taken together, these notes provide a smooth, complex, and prolonged presence. A bold tequila expression for true tequila lovers.

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Spiced Old Fashioned

Ingredients

2 tsp Maple syrup
2 slices Fresno chile
2 or 3 dashes Angostura Bitters
2 oz Partida Añejo Tequila

Preparation

In an Old Fashioned glass, muddle the maple syrup, chile and bitters. Add the tequila and fill with ice. Stir, and garnish with an orange twist and another slice of Fresno chile. 

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