Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Just wanted to share...


  • 3 oz. sweet and sour (I prefer Finest Call)
  • 1.5 oz. Sauza Anejo Commemorative tequila
  • 0.5 oz. Cointreau
  • 0.5 oz. Presidente brandy
  • A splash of lime
  • A splash of orange juice

Shake all ingredients with ice, serve over ice. Salt the rim if you desire, I generally do not.

Now, that's the original recipe except I like adding a bit more citrus (hence the lime and OJ), but I am becoming disgruntled with the Commemorative tequila. First, it almost seems like Sauza is disowning it. If you Google "Sauza tequila" you'll be hard-pressed to see them confessing, let alone bragging, about distilling Commemorative.

Second, and I admit I was delinquent in not catching this, despite being labeled "Anejo", this is not a 100% agave tequila. This is akin to making a fine margarita with Jose Cuervo Gold. You. Just. Can't. Do. It.

Strange, though, all the above still makes for a fine drink. I would encourage you to follow my lead, though, and explore the use of other, truer, better tequilas. Don Julio Anejo is awesome, as is Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia...either mixed as above or straight from the bottle, why dirty a glass?

But since these are $65-$120 a bottle, I think I need to find something a little cheaper.

Ah, a quest. It's good to have a quest....

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