I know we’re all surprised it’s May already – where has this year gone? But let’s rejoice and celebrate that we’re finally getting to the spring and summer and enjoying the sunshine that is finally arrived. And with Cinco de Mayo tomorrow, celebrate with you favorite tequila. When was the last time you tasted tequila? Really tasted it, not just in a fruity too-sweet margarita that covers up the true tequila flavors, but perhaps on it’s own? It’s as varied and full of character as any wine and Casa Noble Organic Tequila is no different. Casa Noble harvests their agave at 14 years maturity, unlike other tequilas where the agave is picked between five and seven years. The extra time allows the tequila to develop a perfect water/sugar balance that ensures the final results are sublime every time. As a single estate grown and USDA certified organic tequila, they show a true commitment to quality, small batch manufacturing and sustainability. Each part of the tequila making process is meticulously controlled and monitored, right down to the hand blown bottles!
With each tequila pick out notes that appeal to your palette.
- Tequila Blanco : Is an un-aged silver tequila, with citrus notes that pair well with guacamoles, like this one from Cooks with Books! Or try it with a squeeze of lime straight into the tequila glass so you can sip and savor both flavors in tandem.
- Tequila Reposado: Spending 364 days in French White Oak barrels, this tequila has an herby and almost woody flavor to it. The French White Oak barrels lend caramel and vanilla notes to the tequila which dance on your tongue and finish smooth.
- Tequila Anejo: (our group’s favorite of the night) takes a whopping 14 years to produce! Like the Resposado aged in French Oak barrels, this tequila is almost like whiskey! So if you’re a whiskey fan, give this one a try! It’s nutty and spicy notes really glean themselves from the oak barrels and the aged tequila. It’s tantalizing and so much fun to taste. Everyone picked out different notes from this beauty it was quite a conversation starter!
So bring your friends together and try a new way of tasting. You never know what qualities you will find and what new drink will become your new staple. If you’re still stumped on what to pick up your Cinco de Mayo party try any of these great tequilas and test them yourself! To get your started I have an easy to make and easy to drink margarita that really lets all those flavors and tequila notes shine. Try this on for size.
1 ½ ounces Casa Noble Blanco Tequila
½ ounce Triple Sec or Orange Flavored liqueur
1 Tbsp Lime Juice
1 tsp Agave Nectar
1 cup Ice + More
Salt for rimmed glass
In a shaker, combine Casa Noble Tequila, Triple Sec, Lime Juice and agave nectar. Add in one cup of ice to the shaker, cover and shake.
To salt the glass rim, run a slice of lime over the rim of the glass and dredge rim of glass into a small bowl of salt. Add additional ice to the glass if desired. Pour shaken margarita over the ice and serve immediately with a slice of lime on the rim of the glass.
*Fine Print* I was not compensated for this giveaway. Casa Noble tequila sent me a sample of all of their Organic Tequilas for me to host a tasting party with friends. All opinions are my own.