Tequila Recipes: Ultra-Premium Craft Tequila Cocktails Revive the Spirit

Tequila Recipes: Ultra-Premium Craft Tequila Cocktails Revive the Spirit
  • Foodable Mixologist creates Premium Artisanal Tequila Cocktail Recipes

  • Embajador shares their Ultra-Premium Craft Tequila

Today, Foodable unveils our brand new Smart Bar with our Master Mixologist, Oscar Castaneda. For such a momentous occasion, what else could we christen the set with than Tequila! Oscar introduces us to Embajador Tequila in 3 ways. Ever had sipping tequila? Well my culinarians, you’ll want to try this one.

Embajador Tequila produces premium 100% Blue Agave tequilas, offering incredible value to patrons.

For his first beverage, Oscar pairs the Platinum tequila with fresh mixes to match the quality of the spirit. Using a strong beet puree, homemade cilantro syrup, and a homemade jalapeno syrup (both using coconut sugar), he balances the tequila for a sweet and savory taste. Then in true Tequila form, he adds a lemon-lime sweet and sour mix giving a beautiful layered effect.

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It’s Official, Patrón Was Welcomed to the Bacardi Portfolio This Week

It’s Official, Patrón Was Welcomed to the Bacardi Portfolio This Week

As Cinco de Mayo approaches, many will be celebrating the Mexican holiday with tequila and most likely, a margarita.

Made from the world's finest Weber Blue Agave, one of the most popular tequila brands Patrón is now owned by a company that was founded more than 156 years ago in Cuba.

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This week, the super-premium spirits company, Bacardi, announced its acquisition of Patrón, the leading manufacturer of super and ultra-premium distilled spirits— widely known for its super-premium tequila.

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Will Small Tequila Producers Be Able To Compete With Agave Price Hikes?

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The increasing demand for Tequila from all around the world has caused a massive shortage of the plant it is made from— Blue Agave.

That’s right! Agave. The same type of plant Mezcals are made from except this species, in particular, can only be produced from the state of Jalisco in Mexico to be considered Tequila.

The biggest indicator that Tequila is in high demand?

Simple. Prices have hiked.

The succulent plant used to make the iconic Mexican liquor has sextupled in price in the past two years.

Smaller distillers have already experienced a hit big enough to resource to risky measures— like using immature agave plants as young as four years old, according to “Reuters.”

“The younger plants produce less tequila, meaning more plants have to be pulled up early from a limited supply - creating a downward spiral,” as reported by “Reuters.”

Agave plants are considered mature at age seven.

This could mean a worse shortage for this year and the years to follow until possibly 2021.

It is not clear how long it will take until the shortage begins to hit larger distiller players, but what’s for sure is that the price hikes will make it much more difficult for smaller tequila producers to compete.

“Reuters” estimated Agave prices from 2017 were 17.5 percent higher at 22 pesos per kilo ($1.18 per 2.2 lbs) than in 2016, which were at 3.85 pesos per kilo.

To learn more read, “Reuters.”