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Luxury Tequila & Cocktails

Friday, May 5 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm



14 out of 22 available
Tequila Class$59.98

We run this class  before Cinco de Mayo just to remind you that their is such a thing as brilliant tequila. Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexican culture that means many things to many people. But to us, it’s all about that famous blue agave juice from Jalisco, more commonly known (and heartily consumed) as Tequila.

We’ll taste through a selection of the finest small producer blanco, reposado and anejo varieties, as well as provide insider tips — demonstration included, natch — for making the perfect tequila cocktail. No pickled bugs allowed!

Put down that margarita mix, register for the class, and become a tequila aficionado.


Previous Tasting Sheets for our Luxury Tequila Class

Luxury Tequila & Cocktails, May 2013

The Cocktails

Blood Orange Paloma  (blanco tequila,  blood orange soda, and lime)

Margarita (blanco tequila, Triple Sec, and lime)

Matador (blanco tequila, unsweetened pineapple juice, and lime)
Luxury Tequila
1. Corzo Tequila Silver
Luxury & Oak
1. Casamigos Blanco Tequila

2. Casamigos Anejo Tequila


The Tequila Cocktail Class, May 2013

Santa Carla (Tequila Collins)
2 ounces silver tequila
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
3/4 ounce simple syrup
3 dashes grapefruit bitters
sparkling water such as San Pellegrino
garnish: lemon wheel and mint sprig

Fill Collins glass with ice. Add tequila, lemon juice, simple syrup, and bitters directly into the glass, top with sparkling water and stir gently. Garnish with lemon wheel and mint sprig.

Elderflower Tequila Slipper
2 ounces silver tequila
1 1/4 ounces elderflower liqueur, preferably St-Germain
4 dashes grapefruit bitters
1 slice of grapefruit

Combine tequila, elderflower liqueur, and bitters in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Stir until chilled, and strain into a coupe. Garnish with grapefruit.

Siesta ( Hemingway Daiquiri)
2 ounces silver tequila
1/2 ounce Campari
1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 ounce freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
garnish: grapefruit twist

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, then add tequila, Campari, lime juice, grapefruit juice, and simple syrup. Shake well and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with grapefruit twist.

Rose #4 (Margarita)
Salt, for rimming the glass (optional)
1 1/2 ounces tequila blanco
1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 ounce Cointreau (not Triple Sec)
If using salt, place in a shallow dish. Moisten the rim of a rocks glass with a dampened paper towel, then dip in salt. Fill the glass with ice; add tequila, lime juice, and Cointreau; and stir a few times until chilled. Serve immediately.

All the King’s Men
1 1/2 ounces reposado tequila
1/2 ounce Amaro
1/2 ounce ruby port (we like Noval Black)
1/2 teaspoon agave nectar
1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 to 2 ounces ginger beer
For garnish: 1 paper-thin slice fresh ginger, 2 blackberries (optional)

1 Combine the tequila, Averna, port, honey, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Cover and shake for 10 seconds.

2 Fill a Collins glass with ice. Simultaneously strain the mixture and pour the ginger beer into the glass. (Or strain mixture into glass, top off with ginger beer, and stir gently.) Garnish with ginger slice and blackberries. Serve immediately.


Friday, May 5
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
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