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Tequila

Wed Apr 26, 2006 11:14 pm

I'm really not a tequila fan, but for various reasons, I need to get ahold of some.....

Is there a "good" kind? Maybe something smoother and less vomit inducing?

Thanks, guys. If all goes well, there'll be pics :wink:
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Re: Tequila

Wed Apr 26, 2006 11:16 pm

mac_h8r1 wrote:
I'm really not a tequila fan, but for various reasons, I need to get ahold of some.....

Is there a "good" kind? Maybe something smoother and less vomit inducing?

Thanks, guys. If all goes well, there'll be pics :wink:

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Wed Apr 26, 2006 11:17 pm

herradura anejo, or a good mezcal
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Wed Apr 26, 2006 11:17 pm

Getting ready for Cinco de Mayo?
 
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Wed Apr 26, 2006 11:19 pm

Cabo Wabo.

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Wed Apr 26, 2006 11:28 pm

Tequila is the devil...
wait, are you buying?

Nevermind... I LOVE tequila
 
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Wed Apr 26, 2006 11:43 pm

just buy the absolute cheapest thing you can get your hands on . pour it out and piss in the bottle it will taste way better than any tequila you can buy :D
 
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Wed Apr 26, 2006 11:47 pm

Anything in the $10 range is decent enough for a mixed drink. If you are not gonna mix, then I'd say anything above $15 for a 750.
 
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Thu Apr 27, 2006 12:01 am

Tequila makes me sick just smelling it. I've had it before, and it's bad. Ugh. But, I hear Cabo Wabo is supposed to be really good. Get the Blanco.
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Thu Apr 27, 2006 12:02 am

Mmmm...

1800 is good stuff, too.
 
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Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:23 am

Never been much of a tequila fan. Probably has something to do with the fact that I got really, really sick on the stuff once as a teenager.

Beer, Scotch and Bourbon (but not cheap Bourbon -- that's even worse than tequila!) are my poisons of choice. :wink:
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Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:38 am

There is such a thing as a good sipping Tequila. Ignore the uninformed.

Don Julio is my preference (gold or silver, they're both good) -- I spent quite a bit of time in Jalisco tasting various brands and it was my favorite. Cazadores Reposado has a lot of fans as well -- it's aged in Kentucky oak barrels which gives it a mellow flavor.
 
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Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:39 am

Beer, Scotch and Bourbon (but not cheap Bourbon -- that's even worse than tequila!) are my poisons of choice.


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Thu Apr 27, 2006 2:12 am

Yeah, cinco de mayo is on its way, and some girls are coming over tomorrow to my place...they want to take body shots. I'll take a look to price Cabo Wabo, but I think Sauza may be what I end up with.

Thanks for the suggestions.
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Thu Apr 27, 2006 2:41 am

Patron Silver FTW!

And UberGerbil has some good suggestions as well. Having Mexican In-Laws has its advantages. :)
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Thu Apr 27, 2006 4:43 am

Though I've had very bad experiences with tequila in the past, 9 shots in 10 minutes plus two large glasses of redbull & vodka = alcohol poisoning, people keep swearing that there's good tequila out there. I just can't get close to "the good stuff" because the smell of tequila in general brings up memories of me vomiting off and on for 4+ hours.

As we all know Jose Cuervo is not what you would call "the good stuff"., and it's what I happened to be drinking that night. Cuervo is a mixto, which means that it's not made from 100% blue agave. Mixto's tend to have that terrible burning sensation and terrible taste that tequila is famous for, while the 100% blue agave tends to be a lot smoother and tastier. The rule of thumb tends to be that if you need salt and lime/lemon, then it's generally not a good batch.

What you need to do is find a tequila that is 100% blue agave, such as Cabo Wabo, and see if it says how long its been aged. Depending on how much you want to spend, much like any other spirit, the longer its aged and where it comes from increases the price.
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Thu Apr 27, 2006 4:56 am

In the four or so years I've been regularly drinking, I've had Tequila only twice, and will hopefully never have it again. The thought of drinking it as part of a body shot makes me consider it again, but only momentarily.
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Thu Apr 27, 2006 5:30 am

Tequila is on my banned list along with Goldschlager.
 
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Thu Apr 27, 2006 7:00 am

If you're looking for some just to do shots, then you should go with the gold stuff, but if you want to make mixed drinks then get the clear stuff. At least that's what the guy in Mexico explained to me when I was there. I ended up buying some clear stuff as my shooter days are over.
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Thu Apr 27, 2006 7:37 am

Hoser wrote:
If you're looking for some just to do shots, then you should go with the gold stuff, but if you want to make mixed drinks then get the clear stuff. At least that's what the guy in Mexico explained to me when I was there. I ended up buying some clear stuff as my shooter days are over.


I pretty much agree with that sentiment.

Patron, Sauza, Cuervo (and others) - all are/can be good.

I usually make margarita's when I'm in the mood. I prefer using extra lime juice (with triple sec or another similar mixer) then the traditional mixers that are sour/bitter. One can get away with this easier if you choose better 100% blue agave tequila. That bottle of Sauza (three generations) that someone (Redeye I think) brought to TR BBQ #1 a couple years ago was fantastic - still have some left. For a really good bottle, be prepared to spend $30-50.

Never aquired the taste for Mezcal personally. "Eat the worm dude" 8)

What the different variations mean:
plata or blanca ("silver" – aged no more than a couple of months)
oro or joven abocado ("gold" or "bottled when young" – "silver" tequila colored to resemble aged tequila)
reposado ("rested" – aged about a year)
añejo ("aged" or "vintage" – aged from 1 to 3 years)
 
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Thu Apr 27, 2006 7:41 am

Hawkwing74 wrote:
Tequila is on my banned list along with Goldschlager.


<3 goldschlager, aftershock too!
 
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Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:15 am

Another vote for the Don Julio..prolly the best ive ever had..the Cuervo Reseva isnt bad either..or the Milagro Select. You wont go wrong with any of them :wink:
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Thu Apr 27, 2006 9:35 am

I have to agree with the other guys who said Patron. I like it chilled.
 
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Thu Apr 27, 2006 9:57 am

eckslax wrote:
Beer, Scotch and Bourbon (but not cheap Bourbon -- that's even worse than tequila!) are my poisons of choice.


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DITO :P .... got to go i will have to have one... :D
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Thu Apr 27, 2006 10:40 am

Here's the stuff I got from Mexico. So far I've only made a few Tequila Sunrises out of it. I gotta find some other recipes to try out this summer. Very good as far as I'm concerned.
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