Tequila

Guadalajara Tourism's Instagram contest celebrates everyone's favorite blue agave spirit...
Tequila Herradura is famous for not rushing spirits into the bottle. The Mexican distiller originated the reposado classification in 1974 and extra añejo in 1995. It even ages its blanco for 45 days...
In Las Vegas earlier this year, at Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill in Caesars Palace, I committed a sin. Knowing the restaurant stocked fine tequilas, I ordered a Premium Margarita made with Partida Elegante...
This list of 10 top lesser-known spirits isn’t about comfort zones. It’s about spirits that you probably haven't heard of, all of which have been released in the past year, and which have some...
Although punch generally conjures up thoughts of 1950s-style bowls of sherbet and soda, traditional punches are appearing with regularity on hip Brooklyn cocktail lists as well as at new restaurants...
The Collins is another classic with a somewhat confusing past. The original cocktail was named for its creator, John Collins, who was a bartender in a London hotel in the early 1800s. His recipe,...
Grab some chips and prepare your taste buds for authentic flavors from south of the border. Every evening at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, a specially trained chef-guacamologist prepares guacamole for...
It’s summer, and that means, inevitably, that it’s time to drink tequila . Sure, it’s fun to think iconoclastically and declare that the calendar cannot dictate what one wants to drink. But the lure...
The margarita is one of the world’s most famous cocktails, and it lends itself to experimentation like no other. Whether you’re throwing an epic cookout or just chilling around your pool, spice...
We’ve been noticing something lately: Along with the upswing in upscale Mexican food and drink in town, many south-of-the-border-focused spots are taking their drinking underground. Literally. In the...
The New York City cocktail bar Pouring Ribbons , renowned for its creative cocktails and gracious hospitality, decided last autumn to entirely do away with the typical seasonal drinks menu in favor...
New York's The London Bar debuts a Billionaire Margarita with the most exclusive ingredients...
These aged tequilas prove that the once derided spirit has come into its own…
Mezcal is sometimes referred to as “Mexico’s other spirit,” since it is not as well-known as tequila and its occasionally sweet or spicy and always smoky flavors can be off-putting to the uninitiated...
The Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, located on Banderas Bay on Mexico’s west coast, is now offering what it calls the Ultimate Tequila Tour , a special day trip that gives four guests a behind-the-...
Until fairly recently, there were only three categories of tequila: blanco, which is unaged; reposado, barrel aged from two to 11 months; and añejo, barrel aged for one year or longer.
Two days of tequila tastings with a tequilero to guide you, special dinner set up with candles and torches, a suite for three nights, and more
In contrast with the bad-boy image of yesteryear’s tequilas—which were often associated with dusty, cork-stoppered bottles in equally dusty saloons—today’s premium tequilas are strictly controlled by...
Created by David Grapshi of Sazerac, Harlen Wheatley of Buffalo Trace, and the tequila master distiller Miguel Cedeño Cruz, the Expresiones del Corazón collection brings tequila to the forefront of...
For years, the oldest official tequila classification was añejo , which defined tequila that had been barrel-aged for 12 to 35 months. And yet many of Mexico’s maestros tequileros— master...
Small batch, boutique, artisanal, and subtle are not words one typically associates with tequila, but Casa Dragones ($250) is deserving of them all. Soft and luxurious, its flavor is reminiscent of a...
To make a superb extra añejo —a tequila aged three years or longer—requires not only a superb añejo but also an equally superb blanco , for they all emanate from the same distillate. Last year,...
The Mayans were producing alcoholic beverages from the agave plant more than 500 years ago, but the pinnacle of such drinks in modern times—at least as far as extra añejo is concerned—has been...
Its luxuriously thick bottle from Saverglass in Feuquières, France, and massive, Mayan-inspired gilded cap by jewelry designer Bill Wall both suggest to the uninitiated, even before their first sip,...