By Rajeev Mokashi
Long considered a lowbrow spirit, today tequila is one of the most popular libations in the world. You may remember tequila shots and margaritas featured in cinemas as the stuff that fueled your desire, but there’s more to this blue agave-fueled liquor whose history spans almost 400 years.
Most of us associate tequila shots with wild nights during college, doing something stupid enough to regret the next morning with a terrible hangover to boot. The customary practice of licking salt before and sucking a lemon wedge after the shot was to make up for the complex taste. As such, the ritual of licking, shooting, and sucking became more primal than the tequila itself. Charming it was, and those were the days.
Though tequila still continues to reign as a party drink, aggressive multi-level marketing has earned it a position in the pantheon of globally recognised cocktail recipes, from Margaritas and Sunrises to Palomas and Negronis. If you’re a tequila lover like we are at TheGlitz, then gear up, because not only is it National Tequila Day on July 24, but we have some fascinating Dos Flamos tequila based cocktails to add fun to your party.
INTRODUCING DOS FLAMOS TEQUILA
The name directly translates to “twin flames.” Dos Flamos is inspired by a narrative from old Mexican folklore about soulmates and their love stories. The volcano signifies the lovers’ passion, with the eruption representing their final union. Produced by La Cofradia, Dos Flamos has been distilled in the heart of Jalisco for over half a century, using the finest Agave and age-old distilling traditions. Tequilas from Jalisco’s highlands are sweet with mineral, fruit, and floral notes.
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FACTFILE ON TEQUILA EXPRESSIONS
Blanco is tequila that is not aged and bottled within two months right after distillation.
Oro AKA Gold are blends of unaged and aged tequilas. Same as Blanco but given a golden hue by adding caramel for flavour.
Reposado, or rested tequila is put in wooden cask and aged between two months to one day less than a year.
Añejo is Reposado tequila that is further put in smaller cask and aged from one year, up to one day less than three years.
Extra-Añejo is Añejo which is further stored in wooden cask for more than three years.
DOS FLAMOS BLANCO
Aroma: Light and refreshing with fruity and vegetal notes, distinctive notes of agave and the terroir of Jalisco on the nose
Palate: Elegantly balanced notes of citrus fruit, cut grass and a soft earthy finish
Signature Drink: Cool-Cucumber Margarita
DOS FLAMOS ORO
Aroma: Citrus, grilled peppers and sweet spices
Palate: Rich and zesty on entry followed by smoky peppery notes and a smooth finish of cinnamon and vanilla
Signature Drink: Mexican Martini
Tequila is a product of Mexico. It can only be called tequila if it’s from Mexico. It carries an appellation of origin.TheGlitz.Media
Taste summer in the glass. It’s so easy, you can craft one at home regardless of the season. Combine 60 ml of Dos Flamos Blanco tequila, 60 ml of grapefruit juice and 15 ml of Agave nectar with lots of ice into a cocktail shaker. Rim your Collin glass with lime and salt. Finally pour the drink into the glass and garnish with fresh grapefruit slice. We bet you’ll love this one.
This classic tequila drink is everybody’s favourite and a must-drink for National Tequila Day. So let’s get the recipe. Pour 60 ml of Dos Flamos Oro Tequila, 100 ml of orange juice, 15 ml of lime juice, and lots of ice into a shaker. Shake it up for about a minute. Rim the glass with lime and pour over the ice. Then, for the most exciting part of this drink, drizzle about 20 ml of grenadine syrup into the drink, keeping it layered. Garnish with a lemon wedge, and say cheers!
Let’s par-tay! We’re always fond of Negronis; come join the party. In a mixing glass, add 30 ml of Dos Flamos Oro Tequila, 30 ml of Select, 30 ml of Dry Vermouth, and a ginger shrub. Fill a chilled old-fashioned glass halfway with ice. Strain the drink into the glass, adding fresh ice. Garnish with an Orange twist, and you will have the most vibrant Negroni of the year.
COFFEE CONCUSSION MARGARITA
Mix 60 ml of Dos Flamos Blanco Tequila, 60 ml of Cold brew or Coffee liqueur, 15 ml of lime juice, and 15 ml of Agave syrup into a shaker. Shake vigorously for one minute. Rim an old-fashioned glass with salt. Add lots of ice. Shake, strain, and pour into the glass, and garnish with a lime wheel or wedge. The recipe not only looks super refreshing but is also super smooth and stunning on the palate.
Enjoy with F-R-I-E-N-D-S.
From the classic to the oddly delicious, Rose Rizz is sure to tantalize your taste buds. In an old-fashioned glass, pour 60 ml of Dos Flamos Oro Tequila, 15 ml of Vermouth Rosso, 30 ml of Blood Orange Syrup, and 15 ml of Lime juice. Top it up with Ice and 60 ml of Sparkling wine. Garnish with Dried Rose Petals. This refreshing and flavourful cocktail is perfect for all seasons.
Made with a few ingredients, this Tropical Fiesta recipe is a tasty twist on the classic drink. Combine 60 ml of Dos Flamos Blanco Tequila, 60 ml of Cream of Coconut, 15 ml of Lime juice, and lots of ice in a cocktail shaker. Rim the old-fashioned glass with lemon, salt, and spice mix. Shake and strain the cocktail in the glass over ice. Garnish with a lime wedge and a tropical flower. A crowd-pleaser on any given day.
And indeed, it goes without saying, as always, do drink responsibly.
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