Tequila is named for the nearest city where it was first crafted. Its origins trace back to the 1500s, after conquistadors ran out of brandy, and began distilling agave. A precursor to this beverage was a native fermented beverage called pulque that is still drunk to this day, which is similar in alcohol content to beer.
El Padrino de Mi Tierra is a brand of tequila that is distilled in Casa Maestri Tequila, Jalisco Mexico. This distillery is the most awarded in Mexico, offering many varieties of tequilas. A tequila Blanco is unaged or aged less than two months after distillation. The lack of aging exhibits the strongest flavor and harshest alcohol taste.
This tequila has a wonderful agave-forward aroma. Alcohol becomes apparent after a deep inhalation. Without aging, the aroma is very basic and lacks any other subtle notes.
Despite the lack of aging this tequila is surprisingly smooth for its style. It has the characteristic strong flavor with the harsh alcohol taste filling out the flavor.
I am always reluctant to drink tequila as it has a strong intoxicating effect. While I would not say that this is an excellent example of Tequila Blanco, it is a good one. If you are looking for new tequila to pick up I would say you should try this brand.
To give you some examples of cocktails to make with this alcohol look no further than the ones provided below. These drinks are named after some ships of the antagonistic aliens, the Affront, from the Ian M. Banks novel Excession.
Sac Slicer II
- 2 oz Tequila Blanco
- 0.50 oz Lime Juice
- 4.00 oz Mountain Dew
- 2 Lime Wedges
Use a lime wedge to wet the rim of a highball glass and attach a salt rim using a plate. Add ice and the ingredients to the highball glass. Garnish with the remaining lime wedge.
- 1.50 oz Tequila Blanco
- 1.50 oz Tamarind Nectar
- 0.50 oz Simple Syrup
- Fill Ginger Ale
- Lemon Wedge
Add ingredients except for ginger ale to a highball glass with ice. Fill with ginger ale and garnish with a lemon wedge.
Kiss The Blade
- 2.50 oz Tequila Blanco
- 0.50 oz Dry Vermouth
- 1 Dash Aromatic Bitters
- Lemon Wheel
Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel.