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Patrón is shouting Sydney-siders 10,000 caviar bumps with their next tequila cocktail

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If you thought tequila was tasty enough, try elevating it with a bump of caviar. Yes, you read that right! To celebrate the fast approach of summer and the launch of the world’s first quadruple-distilled prestige tequila PATRÓN EL CIELO, Patrón has teamed up with some of Sydney’s coolest Mexican bars and restaurants to give away 10,000 luxe Umai Heritage caviar bumps with every PATRÓN EL CIELO cocktail from a limited-edition menu. Naturally we had to sample this from our favourite tequila-joint, Taqiza (who have a new home in Bondi that is even prettier than the first on!). Trying the PATRÓN EL CIELO on the rocks was a heady, smooth and sweet experience, that was only heightened by the saltiness of the caviar. The perfect pairing nobody knows about, but now we can’t stop thinking of. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Milpa Collective (@milpa.collective) If straight tequila isn’t your jam (no matter how smooth), there are also two delicious PATRÓN EL CIELO cocktails on the menu: If you want to live the luxe life and experience the new release from Patrón with some caviar, you can do so for a limited time from the following Milpa Collective Mexican venues:

We’re calling it. This is the drink of the summer: tequila seltzer

While we’re in the dead of the coldest winter Australia has felt in a very long time, our friends in the UK are having the hottest summer on record (our global warming post will be coming later!). One positive is we can take early notes of what everyone is drinking and get excited for what is sure to be a sweltering summer Down Under. What’s in everyone’s esky? Tequila Seltzers! If you’re not a seltzer lover, we’re sorry to say that they’re here to stay, but they’ve had a sophisticated glow up and tequila is the tipple of choice over vodka or the unknown spirit in most seltzers. Tequila Kings Rey Loco have released two new ready to drink seltzer flavours to get you sorted for every BBQ: Tequila Lime and Soda and Tequila Bloody Orange and Soda. The Rey Loco Tequila Lime and Soda is a perfectly blended and balanced combination of lime and soda, producing a refreshing sparkling, slightly sweet, citrus tequila taste. While many love the traditional tang of lime with tequila. While the Rey Loco Tequila Blood Orange and Soda showcases another delicious citrus combination by blending authentic tequila with fragrant blood orange topped with effervescent soda. While many tequila premix brands use an agave spirit, Rey Loco is unique in the fact that both drinks are made with 100% real tequila, while also both being 99 calories. By creating Rey Loco using real tequila, Aussies can be sure that they are drinking an authentic premix that tastes and is the… Read More

Cazcabel Tequila has all your cocktail needs covered this Christmas

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Who doesn’t like kicking off the holiday festivities with a tequila cocktail? Summer has officially arrived and Christmas is just around the corner so it’s time to up the entertaining ante with Cazcabel Tequila, which recently launched its premium range in Australia.  Cazcabel Tequila is created in an independent micro-distillery in the town of Arandas, located in the highlands of the Jalisco mountains in Mexico. The elevation of Arandas ensures that the agave are well hydrated and that they have mineral and nutrient-rich soil which allow them to grow larger than anywhere else in Jalisco. The recently launched range includes Blanco, Coffee, Reposado and Honey.  Cazcabel Blanco Tequila – At the heart of Cascabel’s range, the spirit is fashioned from sun-baked blue weber agave from the heart of the Jalisco region. Fresh, crisp and with a rustic hit of earthy agave, this tequila is truly one to be sipped and savoured. RRP $64.99. Cazcabel Reposado Tequila – Rested in American oak barrels for nine to eleven months, it balances the clean and earthy agave flavour of the double-distilled Blanco with the complex but subtle aromas of toasted oak. RRP $69.99. Cazcabel Coffee Tequila – Using the fresh and earthy base of the Blanco, Cazcabel Coffee Tequila blends in a roasted sweet hit of luxury coffee for the perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness. It’s a stunning shot that can be used in innovative cocktails or enjoyed neat over nice. RRP $59.99. Cazcabel Honey Tequila – This multi-award-winning tipple is one of the world’s first honey… Read More

Tequila with a conscience: creator of the sustainable farm-to-glass Altos Tequila offers bartenders and venues a chance to shine

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By bartenders for bartenders. Born out of a desire to fulfill a perceived gap in the market for a high-quality tequila for cocktails, mixologists Dre Masso and the late Henry Besant collaborated with master distiller Jésus Hernandez to create Altos Tequila in 2009. Crafted from 100% blue agave in the heart of Los Altos, Mexico, the farm-to-glass spirit works to retain its authentic Mexican roots whilst continuing to grow as a modern brand; each tequila partly utilizes the 500-year-old traditional Tahona method, prior to being distilled in small copper pot stills. Sustainability is at the core of Altos Tequila’s production processes, with the Altos distillery in Jalisco, Mexico consuming 47% less water than the industry standard and implementing a zero-waste landfill certification plan. A key sustainability practice is Altos’ promotion of sustainable businesses to the venues they supply to, working with local artisans to produce reusable drinking vessels fashioned in a local style, and utilizing local flora and fauna behind the bar. Pernod Ricard celebrated Altos Tequila’s commitment to the environment and launched their new sustainable bar initiative, Cantina Ecológica, with an intimate lunch at Chula in Potts Point. Over tostadas, tacos, and flan, Altos Tequila 100% and The Tahona Society co-founder Dre Masso introduced the competition for bartenders and venues. Bartenders and venues can enter Cantina Ecológica by submitting a mini-business plan outlining their innovative initiatives to drive sustainability in the hospitality industry. Eight competitors will be selected to showcase their initiative during a dedicated Altos Cantina Ecológica week held in February 2019 in… Read More