What's everyone been drinking recently. I've fallen in love with Calle 23 over the recent weeks. Great juice at a great price and might be limited to Europe in the future.
Tonight I had a Tequila Sunrise at a party. It's the second time I had one, the first time was at a restaurant in Bushnell's Basin, NY called Richardson Canal House, about 15 years ago. That one was good but this one was better. Both had a characteristic watermelon colour but the second one was bigger in flavour and the tequila showed through more.
The day-glo color recalls the 60's and 70's when the drink was probably at its peak.
That's a good point Max because the tequila in it didn't match the mix perfectly. The distinctive flavor of a decent (it was a high-end bar) but not necessarily complementary tequila meant that the flavors didn't quite cohere. I liked the melon-like fruitiness of it though and would try again with the right tequila.
Incidentally it occurs to me mezcal probably wouldn't work, any brand, but maybe I'm wrong..
Sitting down with a nice selection with friends tonight:
Calle 23 Blanco
4 Copas Anejo
Should be a nice night of sipping.
Haven't read the entire thread yet, but it's nice to know this is here. I sort of left Tequila behind when I moved into bourbon, but my explorations of that universe were interesting, and I'm glad to understand why tequila is a truly fine spirit, to be enjoyed and respected, rather than scoffed at as simply a source of hangover stories from spring break trips.
My favorites were Riazul Anejo (very Cognac-like to my palate, and complex) and Don Julio 1942, which was simply awe-inspiring.