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    Quote Originally Posted by tanstaafl2 View Post
    Will have to try it again of course, perhaps on its own, but I don't recall it being any of that when we tried it. It was just light and thin without much of anything else. The fact that it is so light may have let it be overshadowed by other spirits that day.
    I could see that happening with Centinela. The peppery bite of others could very well make it seem bland. The same could be said for more aged tequilas. It's often an early pour for me, so I may have to try the other way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Power View Post
    I could see that happening with Centinela. The peppery bite of others could very well make it seem bland. The same could be said for more aged tequilas. It's often an early pour for me, so I may have to try the other way.
    The Dobel Maestro barrel pick we selected (it was not a standard off the shelf bottle which tends to be a bit more bland to me) was finished in French Oak so it definitely had some spice/pepper to it as well as retaining a fair agave taste despite both being aged and filtered. I was actually quite surprised and pleased with it especially considering the price. Don't know if it would be a regular pour as I don't much care if it is clear or colored but a very decent sipper. The El Mayor anejo held up against it but perhaps the Centinela just didn't have enough "oomph" to hold its own.
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    Not a real big Tequila drinker,nor a beer guy, however a few weeks back I took the wife out for lunch and decided to try something a bit different, a Dosarita, it was good and they gave me the recipe. I went out and bought the ingredients,and had me a few this past weekend,just for a change up from the bourbon thing.

    2 parts Tequila, (I used Toro dorado Anejo)
    1 part Triple sec
    2 parts lime sour (I used Finest call, this was hard to find.. either on line, or I got it from a friend who ordered it thru his bar)

    Pour all these over ice first then add a bottle of Dos equis, ( I then mixed them, which I guess you can or not)

    Quite refreshing,drank 3 of these on Saturday, it was a good day.

    I suppose it would work with a bourbon also,may have to try it next time.
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    If you like a good hangover keep using store sour mix! Always better to make your own if you can.

    3 parts water
    3 parts sugar
    2 parts fresh lemon juice
    2 parts fresh lime juice

    Boil water and sugar to dissolve, let cool, add juice and shake.

    Can vary the parts as you like. Some use a 1:1:1:1 ratio to simplify it or make it a bit less sweet.

    Can use all lemon or all lime although I find a mix of the two works best to bring some nice tartness to the mix. Maybe a little more lemon and a little less lime for more tartness. Some add a touch of orange juice but too much can ruin it for me. Lasts about a week, maybe two, if refrigerated.

    Finest Call brand claims it uses cane sugar and agave nectar and no corn syrup or additives so maybe it is ok. But I suspect it will be good for only a week or so as well once opened. Making your own is probably cheaper as well!




    Quote Originally Posted by dSculptor View Post
    Not a real big Tequila drinker,nor a beer guy, however a few weeks back I took the wife out for lunch and decided to try something a bit different, a Dosarita, it was good and they gave me the recipe. I went out and bought the ingredients,and had me a few this past weekend,just for a change up from the bourbon thing.

    2 parts Tequila, (I used Toro dorado Anejo)
    1 part Triple sec
    2 parts lime sour (I used Finest call, this was hard to find.. either on line, or I got it from a friend who ordered it thru his bar)

    Pour all these over ice first then add a bottle of Dos equis, ( I then mixed them, which I guess you can or not)

    Quite refreshing,drank 3 of these on Saturday, it was a good day.

    I suppose it would work with a bourbon also,may have to try it next time.
    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

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    Max Power, this Tequila Forum is great! I've been stuck at home for a few days while I had people remodeling the house. I had always wanted to read the whole thread beginning to end. So far, I've made it to the middle. I couldn't wait to post, and give you a big thumbs up on one of your recommendations. Around page 3 or 4 you gave a bunch of brands that were good buys. Like I did early with bourbon, I started to keep some notes. That way I'd have a list to take hunting. Anyway, yesterday I tried Ultimo Agave Reposado and was blown away. Man, that is some of the best Tequila I ever had in my life. I also tried some Jimidor Reposado, but in my opinion, was not even close. I consider Jimidor ok for cocktails, that's it. I've been looking for Muchote, that you like. At this point I'm not sure if we get it in Indiana or not. I can't get liquor shipped here. Good news though, quite a few of the other brands you recommend I can find. How is El Charro? If I love Ultimo, what else should I try?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulO View Post
    Max Power, this Tequila Forum is great! I've been stuck at home for a few days while I had people remodeling the house. I had always wanted to read the whole thread beginning to end. So far, I've made it to the middle. I couldn't wait to post, and give you a big thumbs up on one of your recommendations. Around page 3 or 4 you gave a bunch of brands that were good buys. Like I did early with bourbon, I started to keep some notes. That way I'd have a list to take hunting. Anyway, yesterday I tried Ultimo Agave Reposado and was blown away. Man, that is some of the best Tequila I ever had in my life. I also tried some Jimidor Reposado, but in my opinion, was not even close. I consider Jimidor ok for cocktails, that's it. I've been looking for Muchote, that you like. At this point I'm not sure if we get it in Indiana or not. I can't get liquor shipped here. Good news though, quite a few of the other brands you recommend I can find. How is El Charro? If I love Ultimo, what else should I try?
    Thanks for the kind words. I know that you technically can't get liquor shipped to IN, but I know a guy with HUGE selection that will do it. PM me if you want the details. I'll help make some recommendations from his stuff as well. Salud!
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    Thanks for the offer. I seem to be able to find quite a few different ones locally. I also don't pass up chances to hunt when I'm out of town. My sis-in -law lives in LA too. She'd probably help me out if I asked. So far I've see at least a half dozen or more of the lesser known ones you guys have liked.

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    I tried the El Charro Reposado. It's a lighter color than Ultimo, not quite as viscous. I think it's a decent Tequila with no rough edges.

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    Re: Tequila Forum

    I had some El Tesoro Blanco yesterday. Don't remember it being this good...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frodo View Post
    I had some El Tesoro Blanco yesterday. Don't remember it being this good...
    It's one that you probably appreciate more after having a few other tequilas. It's a bit vegetal, but has the right amount of agave sweetness and pepper at the end to round it out. I didn't like it as much initially as I do now either.
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