Patrón

Patrón is one of the most recognisable brands in the world. The distinct shape of the bottle, the highly rated liquid produced and the fact that it’s not been around for long makes Patrón one of the most talked-about brands in the world, and it’s done wonders for the tequila category. But what is it exactlyContinue reading “Patrón”

Excellia Tasting Notes

One category that I’ve been enjoying a lot of lately is tequila. I’ve been surrounded by many brands lately and I’ve never once complained. Excellia is one of them. Excellia is the result of a partnership between two men – Jean-Sebastien Robicquet, founder of EWG Spirits & Wine, ground-breaking brand creator and producer (G’Vine gin and Esprit deContinue reading “Excellia Tasting Notes”

Olmeca Tasting Notes

After showcasing tequila recently, I’ve been waiting to try out one that has caught my eye in more the bottle than anything. Once you realise the brand, and the logo, you can understand the link – its name? Olmeca. Olmeca is produced at Destileria Colonial de Jalisco in the town of Arandas, Jalisco in WesternContinue reading “Olmeca Tasting Notes”

Don Julio Tasting Notes

Tequila is another one of those brands that can split opinion right down the middle. As explained when i touched on blended whisky, stigma seems to carry most onto the trend that tequila is there to be slammed down with some salt, lemon and lime. Well i couldn’t agree more. It’s traditional to mask theContinue reading “Don Julio Tasting Notes”

AquaRiva Tasting Notes

Everyone loves a celebrity endorsement and drink brands are no exception. Ciroc vodka have P Diddy, Atlantico rum have Enrique Inglesias and Cointreau have Dita Von Teese, but on the odd occasion, brands are created or have significant input into a liquid. Crystal Head is a collaboration involving Dan Aykroyd, Manchester band Elbow created theirContinue reading “AquaRiva Tasting Notes”

Day of the Dead with Olmeca

Check out the following for some ghoulish fun this halloween involving Olmeca tequila! Let’s face it – Halloween’s for kids. So this autumn, get on board with the Mexican fever that’s sweeping the UK and celebrate Mexico’s big national holiday, Day of the Dead, with some Latin cocktails from award-winning Tequila, Olmeca Altos. Day ofContinue reading “Day of the Dead with Olmeca”

The Liquorists Tequila Trail Review

Last week I took part in the latest installment of the hugely popular spirit trails hosted by the ever knowledgeable The Liquorists, with this night focusing on that sometimes forgotten category – tequila. A ‘veteran’ so to speak of these trails (I’m now on eight and counting – living up to my Drinks Enthusiast name!)Continue reading “The Liquorists Tequila Trail Review”

Calle 23 Tasting Notes

Drinks Enthusiast has lately been expanding out into the category of Tequila, with Calle 23 the first to grace the pages. Not many consumers choose tequila as their drink of choice, unless it’s mixed in a margarita or tequila sunrise, and it probably gives many glimpses of nightmare sessions from their youth with lemon andContinue reading “Calle 23 Tasting Notes”

24 Days of Christmas Cocktails – Day 15

Nearly on the home stretch now, and we have Patrón tequila leading the way! Day 15 – The Bell Tolls – Patrón Glass – Rocks glass Ingredients – 60ml Patrón Añejo 25ml herbal liqueur 50ml white grapefruit juice 15ml cane syrup Method – Combine all ingredients into an ice-filled shaker, shake and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with aContinue reading “24 Days of Christmas Cocktails – Day 15”

Funkin Puree Passion Fruit Margarita & Cosmopolitan Tasting Notes

Funkin Puree are a well-known brand of fruit purees commonly used in most bars and restaurants. When I contacted Funkin regarding the use of their purees back when I worked at Casa Tapas, they sent me 3 ready-to-serve pouches to try – Cosmopolitan, Mojito and Passion Fruit Margarita. The Mojito pouch has unfortunately long gone but today I review the other two classics. Passion Fruit MargaritaContinue reading “Funkin Puree Passion Fruit Margarita & Cosmopolitan Tasting Notes”