Handcrafted from 100% Blue Agave grown in the highlands of Jalisco, Espanita Artisanal Tequila has quickly become a favorite of bartenders across the country.
Espanita was recently recognized for their commitment to quality with gold medals and overall high scores at 2020 USA Spirits Ratings, MicroLiquor Spirit Awards, Beverage Testing Institute and others.
The brand currently has three expressions – Blanco, Reposado, and Anejo.
As the first in the lineup, the Blanco is bottled fresh from the still for a bright and peppery aroma with an intense, clean, and herbaceous flavor profile. The aroma has hints of marzipan and chocolate mint, with sage, bay leaf, and lemongrass. On the palette the entry is silky smooth with a creamy texture and vibrant, light-to-medium body that has notes of black peppercorn, rosemary, hazelnut spread, thyme, and agave. Expect a long herbal finish with a smooth and mellow lingering agave sweetness.
After aging for six months in lightly charred American oak ex-bourbon barrels Espanita Reposado takes on a light golden hue and succulent flavors. Aroma notes include spiced butter, vanilla butterscotch, crystallized ginger, jasmine tea, with underlying hints of saline and peppery herbs. At first sip you’ll notice a creamy and agave focused profile with notes of kola nut, and walnut followed by gentle hits of sweet tarragon and sassafras. The finish is long and refined with notes of coconut cream, muscat blanc á petits grains and candied banana.
Espanita Anejo is a true gem of a spirit; aging in American oak ex-bourbon casks for 18 months results in a luxuriously smooth and rich liquor. On the nose you’ll find a bouquet of honeyed oak, roasted agave, with traces of citrus tree wood, caraway, and almond nougat. The flavor opens with velvety full-bodied honey and fruit with fresh grass, vanilla, toasted marshmallow, and notes of apple and sassafras. Rich flavors of black tea, coconut flesh, candy corn, banana, and apple round out the finish.
The brand’s approach to mixology is based on the use of the freshest natural ingredients, fruits, berries, and herbs. Enjoy Espanita Anejo in this fresh and Cinco De Mayo ready cocktail.
SUMMER IN A GLASS
- 2 oz. Espanita Tequila Anejo @espanita_tequila
- 1 oz. Triple Sec or other Orange Liqueur
- 1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
- 2 oz. Mango Juice
- 2 oz. Pineapple Juice
- 3/4 oz. Coconut Flavored Simple Syrup
- 1 oz. Grenadine
Preparation: Fill a tiki mug or a large cocktail glass with ice, set aside. In a Boston shaker, combine Espanita Tequila Anejo, orange liqueur, simple syrup, and juices of lime, mango and pineapple. Add a handful of ice and shake well. Strain into the prepared glass and top with grenadine. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and serve with a straw.