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The name Red Rooster is a play on words referencing the savoriness of the cocktail, since the recipe idea came from the Mexican chunky-style salsa pico de gallo, which means rooster’s beak. This cocktail was created for and built around the flavor profile of Fortaleza Tequila, whose blanco is incredibly herbaceous and vegetal. The rooster is also a big part of the Sauza family’s history and family crest. Guillermo Sauza is the sole owner … Read more
With Mexican Independence Day coming up, reader Kanhaiya thought this cocktail would be appropriate to share. Tequila, Dark Rum combined with pineapple, orange and lime juice and a touch of nutmeg are combined for a tasty treat to toast the day.
We recently had the pleasure to taste Tequila Avión, a new brand produced of Blue Weber Agave found in the highest regions of Jalisco, Mexico. The brand, launched in July, by the founder of MarquisJet, is a labor of love. Not a product of Entourage, the HBO series, where Avión has been featured this season. The folks at Avión met an Entourage producer and the rest is history. It was cool to see Mark Cuban … Read more
2 oz. vodka
1/2 oz. dry gin
1/2 oz. dry vermouth
1 tbsp. tequila
Pinch of salt
2 oz. tomato juice
Combine in a shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into a Collins or other tall glass.
Atomic Bodyslams to Whiskey Zippers
by Adam Rocke
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At this past week’s Tales of the Cocktail, Kahlúa Coffee Liqueur hosted the daily coffee bar, complete with baristas and bartenders. This year, Kahlúa held a contest in the Mixolosuem to find their featured “brunch” cocktail. After rigorous testing at a NYC bar, Kaiser Penguin, Rick Stutz’s creation, the Black Paloma, was chosen the winner. A fresh, crisp combination of tequila, Kahlúa, lime juice, and grapefruit juice, this one sure opened my eyes after arriving … Read more
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