This is a sponsored post written by thirsty. on behalf of Tequila San Matias Tahona. All opinions are 100% mine.
If you’re looking to upgrade your summer cocktails then it’s time to spice up the ingredients, mixers and especially the spirits you use in your drinks. So let’s talk about Tequila San Matias Tahona as a must for our next cocktail.
Casa San Matias began in 1886 in Magdalena, Jalisco (Mexico), where Don Delfino Gonzalez founded the finest distillery in the heart of the Tequila region. In the 1950s, it relocated to the highlands, the birthplace of its latest creation: Tequila San Matias Tahona, a 100% artisanal, small-batch tequila Blanco made the same way it was done 131 years ago.
The Artisanal Way
Their highly skilled jimadors hand harvest only the ripest agave from the highlands of Jalisco. The piñas are slowly cooked in brick ovens. Once the agave is cooked, it is slowly crushed with the same Tahona Basalt stone that was used more than 100 years ago in order to extract the rich agave juices. The Tahona method is an ancient practice that allows the extracted agave juices to keep their sweet and aromatic flavors.
The juice is then fermented in pine wood vats and distilled twice in copper pot stills. Everything from the harvest, to distillation and labeling, is made in a traditional way. The bottle is a contemporary representation of the baroque craft.
To showcase this tequila, we’re creating the Chalapa cocktail by blending the Tequila San Matias Tahona with grenadine made from scratch, using organic pomegranate and raw sugar, adding fresh orange blossom syrup and freshly squeezed lemon juice. We top it all off with a freshly made soda water and garnish the cocktail with a dehydrated lemon slice.
Chalapa Cocktail Recipe
- 2 oz of Tequila San Matias Tahona
- 0.75 oz of homemade grenadine
- 0.75 oz of lemon juice
- 4 dashes of orange blossom syrup
- Top with soda water
- Garnish with a dehydrated lemon slice
Mix the Tequila San Matias Tahona, grenadine, lemon juice, orange blossom syrup in a shaker with ice. Shake until cold. Pour over large ice cubes in a rocks glass. Top with freshly made soda water and add garnish.
Where to Find San Matias Tahona Tequila
If you’re looking to step up your cocktails, start with Tequila San Matias Tahona, click here to find out where to purchase it, and if you happen to be in San Francisco the weekend of August 25 to 27, drop by this Gourmet Festival to enjoy a 100% artisanal tequila.