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semperfimom
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Tequila - Thu, 11/13/08 3:13 PM
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What is everyones favorite? We like Patron. What is available in your area? There is quite a variety in Michigan, but SoCal has quite the shopping experience! How do you drink it? Mixed? Sip? Shots?
My favorite is margaritas.

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RE: Tequila - Thu, 11/13/08 3:17 PM
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1) Don Julio 1942 Anejo.
2) Any Cazadores variety.
3) Any of the Cabo varieties.
4) Herradura tequilas
5) Sauza tres generaciones tequilas.


Patron is a popular brand, so I often have to drink it when I am out at the bar since many places only offer that as a top shelf option. It is not one of my favorite brands.

I drink tequila nightly, and with the expense of the ones I drink, I sip it. Love the taste, and differences between the anejo's, reposado's, and blanco's.

semperfimom
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RE: Tequila - Fri, 11/14/08 9:22 AM
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Nice to meet you KingCrab. You truly understand tequila. My knowledge is very limited. Don Julio is the best we've tasted, and buy it for special occasions. The last time was when our son came home on leave from Camp Pendleton with his wife. We've had Sauza before, but haven't tried the tres generaciones. My husband has a friend come over on weekends to play pool, and that's when we sip Traditional. I brought home a bottle of Chaya reposado, and we'll sample that this weekend.

There are flavored tequilas, coffee, or the ones aged in bourbon barrels. Don't care much for them.

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RE: Tequila - Fri, 11/14/08 9:40 AM
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Ditto on The Three Generations. I sip the anejo and use the blanco to make margaritas. The anejo is an excellent sipping tequila IMO. I need no condiments with it.

LOVE the 'I Dream of Jeannie' looking bottles.

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RE: Tequila - Fri, 11/14/08 2:17 PM
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I'm with KingCrab. Any of the Cabo varieties. Very smooth. Also, I'm in agreement about the Patron at certain establishments. I have to be careful though; to much makes me a bit "loco". I prefer to do shots.

KingCrab
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RE: Tequila - Fri, 11/14/08 3:32 PM
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semperfimom,

nice to meet you as well. Extend my thanks to your son for his service to our country. I am a beginner at tequila(only been drinking it regularly for 3 or 4 years), but know what I like.

I am not much for the flavored tequilas either, but I really enjoy some of the subtle flavors a distiller can impart in the tequila, like vanilla, or chocolate in some brands. I really enjoy going to Mexican restaurants that have "flights" of tequila where you get about a 1.5 oz taste of 3 or 4 different brands, varieites. In Chicago, I had a few flights at the bar at Frontera, they offered a mezcal flight as well as reposado, and anejo.

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RE: Tequila - Fri, 11/14/08 3:42 PM
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Most major brands have both a 100% version and a cheaper (I think 40%) one.

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RE: Tequila - Fri, 11/14/08 3:52 PM
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The only thing my BF ever brings home is Patron Silver label, however when we sailed to The Keys we took a couple of bottles of Milagro Silver, it was decent, we sip both.

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RE: Tequila - Sat, 11/15/08 12:01 AM
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I have not had tequila in quite a bit but back in the day it was...

Lick back of hand. Apply salt. Lick off. Down tequila. Finish with a little lime. Say "no thanks" for an offering of the worm. Lather rinse repeat.

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RE: Tequila - Sat, 11/15/08 8:26 AM
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quote:
Originally posted by CCinNJ

I have not had tequila in quite a bit but back in the day it was...

Lick back of hand. Apply salt. Lick off. Down tequila. Finish with a little lime. Say "no thanks" for an offering of the worm. Lather rinse repeat.


if you need salt, lime, and are downing tequila you might not drinking the good stuff(100% agave, aged, etc.).

I like mine serve "neat" in rocks glass, or a snifter, and I sip and enjoy each sip. Don Julio 1942 typically costs around $25 a glass when I am out, and over $100 a bottle at the liquor store.

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RE: Tequila - Sat, 11/15/08 8:40 AM
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Gran Centanario reposado sipped. If you like oak this is nice!

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RE: Tequila - Sat, 11/15/08 9:28 AM
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The last time I drank Tequila, I came down with a bad case of handcuffs...but I like Patron.

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RE: Tequila - Sat, 11/15/08 9:48 AM
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Or, as Joe Nichols sings, "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off."

Any brand will do.

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RE: Tequila - Sat, 11/15/08 10:52 AM
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Can't drink the stuff anymore; a few cases of waking up in a strange place with no idea how you got there will do that. I don't know what it is, but tequila seems to bring on a different (and less enjoyable) buzz than other liquor. I'll stick to beer. My wife loves the stuff, though. I can't tell the difference between cheap & good since she only drinks it mixed.

cy

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RE: Tequila - Sat, 11/15/08 10:04 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by KingCrab

quote:
Originally posted by CCinNJ

I have not had tequila in quite a bit but back in the day it was...

Lick back of hand. Apply salt. Lick off. Down tequila. Finish with a little lime. Say "no thanks" for an offering of the worm. Lather rinse repeat.


if you need salt, lime, and are downing tequila you might not drinking the good stuff(100% agave, aged, etc.).

I like mine serve "neat" in rocks glass, or a snifter, and I sip and enjoy each sip. Don Julio 1942 typically costs around $25 a glass when I am out, and over $100 a bottle at the liquor store.



I am talking about a trip in the way back machine, when I was young, and wild.

I could sip anything I want at a bar (at this point) but I do not have the taste for tequila anymore.

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RE: Tequila - Sun, 11/16/08 5:00 AM
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Sauza Tres Generacriones (three generations)straight,
Margarita mixes for marinating the fish.

semperfimom
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RE: Tequila - Sun, 11/16/08 8:45 AM
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Wow, I never knew I didn't know so much about tequila. It can lead to some hilarious fun, but I'm a little too old for that kind of drinking anymore. We'll be going back to San Clemente next summer to see our new granddaughter. I'll be more informed this time!
I had read once that farmers were tearing out the blue agave to plant corn for fuel. I about cried.