“One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor.” – George Carlin
Planning on a ‘staycation’ for the time being? Expert mixologists from Velas Resorts shared their recipes for a Classic Margarita, Horchata Margarita, and a Hibiscus Margarita. The Wheatgrass Margarita from Grand Velas Los Cabos may be more desirable if you’re wellness-focused. Or, kick up your morning coffee with the new Tequila Sunrise using Tequila Cream at Grand Velas Los Cabos, which is made with Blanco Tequila, coffee, milk, cinnamon, and anise.
Here are some tips from star mixologist at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, Vicente Diaz, on drinking Tequila:
- Use a medium to large glass, such as a champagne flute, instead of a shot glass as the extra space encourages the oxygenation process and helps release the tequila’s natural flavors and aroma.
- For your first sip of tequila: swirl the tequila around in the glass to help the oxygenation process. After the second sip, inhale through the nose, swallow the spirit over your tongue, and exhale. This process softens the tequila’s flavor.
- Dining and Tequila Pairing: Silver tequila pairs well with seafood, salads, or pasta. Reposado tequila, featuring a caramelized flavor, goes well with enchiladas and tacos. Feeling spicy? Go with Anejo tequila as it will stand up to the spicy flavor. Ultra-aged tequila is best paired with bitter or bittersweet foods or milk chocolate. Gold tequila pairs best with sweet flavors or with high-fat cuts. You can also research what kind of tequila pairs best with certain dishes.
Classic Margarita Recipe
1 oz. Lemon Juice
2 oz. Tequila or Mezcal
1 oz. Orange Liquor (like Cointreau)
Garnish: Tajin Clasico Seasoning (ground chile peppers, sea salt, and dehydrated lime juice)
Since bars may be closed in your area, you can use the tips above and have a Virtual Fiesta to get in the spirit of Tequila Day! These cool Zoom backgrounds from Velas Resorts will add to the ‘fiesta’ vibe.
Looking to explore more about Tequila while in Mexico? Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit offers a private tour.
Travelers with a serious case of wanderlust (hand raised!) can plan a tequila-filled trip with Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit’s exclusive Private Tequila Journey. Along with a private plane or luxury car to Tequila, located in the northern portion of the state of Jalisco, the experience includes a tasting at Mexico’s oldest tequila house, Casa San Matías; a class to learn traditional and modern tequila making processes, including cutting agave leaves, learning how to cook the plant, and the grinding, processing and distilling methods; lunch (paired with San Matías’ tequilas) among the agave fields; and much more.