Just a short while ago, Tuesdays were nothing more than mundane Monday follow-ups. They did little but remind us that the work week is nowhere near over. That is, until Taco Tuesday came along and shook up the game. We don’t like to exclude, but if you don’t like tacos, you definitely can’t sit with us.
New York City’s best bartenders don’t have a lot of time off. But when they do get a chance to go out, they know the best bars, the best places to eat, and all the late night spots. In VinePair’s new Night Out series, we’ll be speaking with some of the top bartenders in the […]
Danny Mena was at a mezcal conference in 2008 the first time he heard murmurings that the United States was in a mezcal boom.
Regardless of your feelings about bats, you owe them a thank you. Without bats, there would be no tequila. Just as you fuel your night on the agave spirit, bats fuel their night on agave nectar. The wild bat population in Mexico is directly linked to the agave crop that produces tequila, which can only […]
Tequila is one of the most popular spirits in the world, but the spirit can still be incredibly confusing. While it’s pretty widely known that tequila is made from 100 percent agave, most probably don’t realize that the spirit can only be made in certain parts of Mexico.
On January 13, 1964, an understated newspaper clipping from the Associated Press came out of Mexico. It claimed that a car in Mexico City was running on a rather unorthodox source of fuel. “Tests performed here established that the new turbine-powered Chrysler would run on 80-proof tequila,” the clipping read. But the story of the car that […]
Riesler Morales knows the secret to better Margaritas, and he wants to share it with the world. Morales, a bartender from Mexico City and the man behind Patron’s Margarita of the Year, swears by putting a layer of red wine on top of his Margaritas — and if you try it for yourself you’ll understand […]
Tequila is the most important part of a Margarita. Without tequila, it’s really not even a Margarita (looking at you Chili’s Vodkarita). So the main question is: Which type of tequila should you use? TL;DR: Blanco tequila.
As the days get longer, nights become shorter, and temperatures slowly creep up day by day, there’s only one thing we want to be drinking in our cocktails: tequila. Nothing conveys summer or Cinco de Mayo like this magnificent Mexican liquor. Tequila-based cocktails don’t have to always be Margaritas. In fact, tequila goes well with an array […]