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The recipe for three variants of Margarita made with Tequila Espolón

Original, contemporary or Tommy version. With the arrival of warm weather each Margarita is acceptable, provided it is prepared with a quality tequila. How to Espolon, presented by historian Master Distiller Cirilo Oropeza
No, it’s not just what you drink in a snap with a little ‘of salt, just to get drunk quickly and pay little. And no, it is not even one that is only used to prepare a Margarita any, nothing part. The tequila is distilled from the roots deeply embedded in the history of his country, Mexico, which now – thanks to the reflection on the quality standard that has involved a large part of its producers – is finally ready to clamor for a new place of prestige in international mixology. Are you absolutely convinced Cirilo Oropeza, Master Distiller of Espolon for 50 years, which in a special master class at the Sesto San Giovanni Campari Academy wanted to tell the story and the evolution of this jewel of the Mexican tradition.

“Espolon means outcrop, and is a term used to denote that particular cartilage that is located on the rooster legs – says proud Oropeza -.

The fighting cock, which we also honored the label of our Tequila Blanco, is a symbol of strength and courage, qualities that the Mexican people had to prove to win their independence. ” Yes, because the tequila, whose large-scale production began in the seventeenth century, become a real national symbol just after India achieved independence from Spain in 1821. To regulate, it can be produced exclusively in five areas well defined Mexico, baking, pressing, leaving ferment and thus distilling the piña blue Agave that grows in those lands.

Destiladora from San Nicolas to Espolon, founded 115 years ago by Don Raul Plascencia, come out so far, four types of the prestigious 100% Agave Tequila Blanco and Reposado, also available in Italy, but also Añejo, aged at least 12 months in cask, and new Reposado aged in bourbon barrels. The Espolón Tequila Blanco, in particular, it is proposed as a new star of mixology, with its hints of tropical fruit, pepper, fresh agave and lemon zest. Perfect for Original Margarita, a more contemporary Margarita but always quality, or for a more fresh and light variation as Tommy’s Margarita. To you the choice.

Original Margarita
45 ml of Espolón Tequila Blanco
45ml Triple Sec
45 ml of lime juice

Margarita
50 ml of Espolón Tequila Blanco
22.5 ml Triple Sec
22.5 ml of lime juice

Tommy’s Margarita
50 ml of Espolón Tequila Blanco
25 ml of lime juice
14 ml of agave nectar

Cool the glass, lightly wet the rim with salt and beading. For Tommy’s Margarita, however, prepare a glass with ice and salt.
Pour all ingredients into a shaker along with plenty of ice and shake vigorously.
Filter into the glass and serve.