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post #31 of 54
Sipping ...
1) Porfidio......Plata (registered bottles 1894 & 1900 - This is the early frost tri-blue bottle, (ed. WOW..now ~$300.00/bottle)
2) Patron ......Anejo
3) Herradura...Reposado

Margarita...
1) el Jimador...Reposado
2) Tres Generaciones
3) Sauza Comemorativo

I save anything with Cuervo on the label for the end of season SS party so others can have nasty hangovers.
post #32 of 54

Chilis == no straight tequila??

... not to send this on a downer but ....

New Years we hit the local Chilis for margaritas (hey I know it's not much but since we had the kid any night out is a big deal before heading to a friends for a little party.

At the onset (ie not drinking yet) I asked for a shot of Tres Generaciones to taste the drink before masking it with sour and sweet of the mixed drink. The server checked, came over and informed me it was illegal in our town. Well I happen to know the by laws of the town (been involved a little in the govt) so anyway I called BS probably in those words. We butted heads a bit, but anyway went on with the festivities nonetheless. I informed her I would be speaking with the manager when I left and I was already half in the bag .

Well it turns out he was a real nice guy and claimed it's some kind of company thing. I understand it in a way - younger demographic, trying to avoid the "night out doing shots" appearances. Sorry, but this should be a judgment call - we're all adults, not at a frat party - trying to appreciate the taste.

Anyway, something to keep in mind. Anyone else experienced this?

We had better stuff at home actually but - just trying to enjoy a night with friends.
post #33 of 54
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Anyway, something to keep in mind. Anyone else experienced this?
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That's awful!!!!: But then I haven't been to a Chili's in awhile. At Zolo Grill in Boulder they will happily sell you a shot from their extensive line of tequila's. The only limitation is what your wallet can bear. Some shots are $60.00/shot last I knew. Needless to say I try to let the sales rep's pay that tab. The food is very upscale and tasty too. Ummmm, I'm getting hungry. (edit... what a nice dining establishments tequila menu should look like ...http://www.zologrill.com/zolo/menus....=14&mtID=drink be sure to scroll all the way down the menu)

Can you brown bag in your town?
post #34 of 54
ct55, that's a pretty sad story. You're in Massachusetts? Well, if I'm ever in Massachusetts I won't go to a 'Mexican' restaurant or bar, but conversely, if you're ever here in New Mexico don't order seafood.
post #35 of 54
My girlfriend and I got to spend new years in Cabo, got back on the 3rd. On the 30th we went to a huge party at a place called El Dorado golf and beach club. We got to try quite a few different tequilas that we hadn't tried before, by far my favorite was Clase Azul Reposado. We got really lucky at the end of night as apparently they had so much of it they were giving bottles away on your way out. We ended up with 2 of them. We didn't realize how lucky we got until we were at the airport getting ready to fly out and saw the same bottles we got for free selling for $115 at the duty free store.
If you ever get a chance you have to try it. It comes in a white and blue ceramic bottle, really fancy. Clase Azul Reposado
post #36 of 54
Taos is definitely on my todo list and since my wife is bigtime into the whole southwest thing (she lived in Phoenix for a time) she'd probably love it too.
post #37 of 54

Ya gotta try this one!!!!

WOW! Had a margarita the other evening that really was awesome!

I had to mention it here...

El Tiempo, near the Galleria in Houston, serves a margarita with-

Patron Silver and Patron Citron (instead of GM or Contreau)

It was clean, sharp, and extremely tasty!

I wasn't sure about the first one, so I had do complete my research with a second and third one...

Yup, the verdict is....

WARNING- they aren't cheap!
post #38 of 54
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El Tesoro de Don Felipe, Platinum...straight up...yummy.
Gotta give another vote to this one. Very nice taste.
post #39 of 54
There are over a 150 different Tequilas anyone want to try and sample the whole list?
Daysailor Herradura has been a favorite of mine for years.
I won't go into details of the night I first discovered Herradua. The story does involve a beautiful girl from Australia her angry boyfriend two Drunk surfers from Wales and Hussongs Cantina in Ensenada Mexico.
post #40 of 54
hahahaha - gotta hear that one some time Tequila drinking often has a story attached to it.
post #41 of 54
The Surfers from Wales; Dave and Rollen were old friends and surfers from wales , I first met in 1976 I had just gotten out of the water. from surfing, while I dried off under the last rays of the day. A ugly lime green mid 60s Plymouth wagon pulled up next to me. the wagon was filled with camping gear and surfboards. Two guys got out and like me watched Some surfers catch a few waves. One then turned to me and ask were they were . I said "The name of the break was Swamis" He turns to his mate and says in this very heavy Welsh accent" Imagine that Dave were at Swammmmmmmiiiiiiiiies! " They had some beer in the car and invited me to share a Beer with them. We watched the sun sink into the Pacific telling tails and lies like all good men do. My room mates Sander, Billy and Chris were having a BBQ that evening. So I invited them back to the house. 9 months later they were still there I almost flunked out of Collage that term. No they did not over stay their welcome.
There is just something about the friends of your youth. The guys you skied with or Surfed with the guys you shared adventures with and might have even risk death with. They shared the "Stoke" with you. They were there to witness the massive wipe outs and and screamed their approval when you were deep in a massive pitching tube. They would show no mercy when you completely blow a wave. They were there when a girlfriend dumped you. if a girlfriend did not get along with your brothers it was red light. They were your brothers. Your last dime was often their last dime. We didn't have much money but we were richer then the richest King.

The first Last great Surf Safari.
Hussongs, Herradura, and Helen; We drove down to Ensenada on a Friday evening. the plan was to have dinner a few drinks then in the morning head two hours further south to a secret spot we knew as The three Sisters.
Hussongs cantina has been a land mark in Ensenada since 1893. Anyone and Everyone who has been to Ensenada has been in Hussongs. We had some dinner and made our way into the famed Cantina. Found a table got some fine Mexican beer and settled in for more laughs and lies. We did a shot or two of whatever Hussongs was passing off as Tequila. Rather then another round of the house stuff Billy runs down the street to a liquor store and smuggles in the real nectar of the Aztec gods. this was my first taste of the of the pure liquid pleasure, smoky, earthy and not a hint of bitterness. it isn't like fire It is more like glowing embers going down soft smooth. a few rounds later. Billy and Dave are at another table attempting to get two 18 year old celebrating their birthday to celebrate by flashing the Bar. I'm still at our original location by the Door with the rest of the guys. people were in and out and yes this dive bar gets a lot of woman coming in usually in safe groups of two or more. Like all guys we were checking them out. Then in walks this one girl and it was as if I had been struck by lightening. She wasn't beautiful or all that sexy looking she had the girl next door look. Short red hair a nut brown complexion and a hint of freckles. You could tell she liked to be outdoors. she was in shape not to look good but to be able to enjoy the outdoors. She was looking around the room. Looking for someone. I followed her with my eyes as she checked around the bar and tables. I was transfixed by her. the others did not seem to really notice her at all. As she walked back to the door I made my move. I am normally very shy. Even today I hold back on approaching woman.
The tequila gave me the courage to say hello. Somehow she came back to the table with me sat down with us We did a few more rounds of beer and shots of Tequila. Helen told me she and her boyfriend were travelling around The US on a months Holiday. It was their first trip together and he was a jerk. He would often leave her someplace and go off Drinking. In fact they had been in their room when he said was going out for some beers two hours later she went looking for him. At some point in the evening she was on my lap and we were making out like high school kids at drive in movie. She was then suddenly and violently pulled from my lap! I looked up and this really big guy was manhandling her they were yelling at each other and he was twisting her arm. Helen was in tears. Popeye has his spinach and that night I had my Herradura. I politely told this gentlemen that he should have intercourse with himself and to let go of Helen Seems he wasn't in the mood for talking. His reply was a poorly aimed punch to my head.
This guy was well over 6foot and close to 200 lbs At that time I was 5'8" and maybe 145 lbs. But I had Tequila and My Brothers! I was able to get one punch into his stomach with little effect. Well there was some effect my fist now hurt. Dave and Billy see whats happening and are back at our table. Chris is up out of his chair and Rollen is ready to rumble. Rollen isn't much taller then me but he did play rugby and grow up in a very low tough working class area of Wales. He can take pain and he can dish it out even more pain. I got a few licks in but it would not be long before I would be seeing Jesus. The Giant ( yes this has become a story of myth and legend.) had me by the throat and has right armed cocked and I don't care I can't feel pain. Rollen somehow blocks the punch Dave say he blocked it with his own chin.
My friends insist this might be a good time for Helen and me to go for a walk. They wanted to chat some more with the Giant and point out the era of his ways.
Helen and me hit the street. I was later told of the epic battle that raged between Rollen and the Giant. Bouncers and Bar tenders herded everyone out into an alley in the Back. Rollen was drunk didn't have the reach was outweighed and the money was on the Giant. But what The Giant did not have was Rollen's Heart. I heard that Rollens charged the Giant and hit him so hard with his shoulder the guy flew down the ally for 10 feet before hitting the ground. Don't you just love legends? It did not take long for Rollen to have this guy down in the urin soaked ally begging for mercy. The boys made their escape before the Mexican police arrived.
Mean while I helped Helen pack and level her Hotel. There was still room at the place we had been staying so we got a room there. It wasn't long before we heard the brothers walking up the street singing victory songs. Back at the room we toasted to Victory to Damsels in distress to Brotherhood. the bottle was drained I don't recall if it was bottle number two or three?
Helen and did not last for more then two weeks. She had to fly back home. We Promised to call and write but neither of us ever did. I still hear from Dave and Rollen at Christmas and Holidays. Rollen isa Teacher and Rugby coach in Wales. Dave isa successful Fish Monger and owns four or five Fishing Boats in The south of England. Billy is building Contractor in FLA The Hurricanes were good to him. Chris found religion and now writs for Christian publications Sander took early retirement from the Phone company and lives in Costa Rica with wife number 4. And I am in Ogden Utah reliving glory days. I miss those days. I miss my Brothers. About a year ago i got word that another friend from that time took his own life. Marty was not on that trip But we did surf drink and build surfboards together. He always had a troubled soul. He grow up in a very abusive home. I hope he is at peace. So here is a toast with fine liquid smoke, smooth and raw at the same time. A toast to every ones glory day and your long lost Brothers. Thanks for taking the time to read this. I Had not thought of that night in Mexico in long time.
post #42 of 54

Hussong's Reposado

Speaing of Hussong's, the best tequila in my book without a doubt is Hussong's Reposado in the little black jug:

This tequila is too good for mixing in drinks, it must be enjoyed in shots with a fresh lime and sea salt, only. Anything else is sacrilege.

Each jug is hand bottled and numbered. At roughly $ 40 a bottle, you can drink more expensive tequilas. But you will not drink better tequilas.

Plus, everytime I have a shot, I think of the original Cantina in Ensenada. It's a very baja thing, you need to go there if you haven't been. It's like the bull fights in Tijuana, eating slipper lobster in Rosarito, or fishing for fresh yellowfin in Cabo and making seviche on the boat. It's something you simply need to do at least once in your life.
post #43 of 54
Hey UT49, I'm sensing a bit of a Coahuila vs. Baja thing going on here.

Those Tehano's have nothing on us Calexicans. They're just a lot of refritos and hot air.

Uno mas, por favor...
post #44 of 54
I met Dick Hussong many years ago in San Diego. He is the great grandson of the Founder of Hussongs . The Founder was a German Immigrant that may have been run out of Calif. Ceviche on a boat is almost as good as fresh Lobster ceviche on a baja beach.
In the 1970s Hussongs served cheap Tequila, Cervases and Good times.
I remember going to Porto Nuevo for Lobster when it was just one small restaurant. Lobster and all you could eat hand made tortillas beans rice and Cervases. all for about $12.00 for two people.
I have to get one of those jugs.
post #45 of 54

Jugs

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I met Dick Hussong many years ago in San Diego. He is the great grandson of the Founder of Hussongs . The Founder was a German Immigrant that may have been run out of Calif. Ceviche on a boat is almost as good as fresh Lobster ceviche on a baja beach.
In the 1970s Hussongs served cheap Tequila, Cervases and Good times.
I remember going to Porto Nuevo for Lobster when it was just one small restaurant. Lobster and all you could eat hand made tortillas beans rice and Cervases. all for about $12.00 for two people.
I have to get one of those jugs.
A slightly used jug I can send you, but there won't be anything in it! :

If you want a full one Beverage Warehose in LA can send this to you for 38.99 plus shipping:

http://www.beveragewarehouse.com/sea...p?item_id=5862


Don't know if you can mail liquor to Utah...
post #46 of 54
You can't ,
I'll find out from the State liquor store if they can get it and how much it would be my guess is a least 25% more then what you say it cost in LA. Might be doing a trip out that way in the late spring. Could just drive on down to Ensenada and pick it up down there. I have not been there in over 10 years. Friends in Encinitas tell me it is almost wall to wall condos and shopping center now from TJ to Ensenada. Might be to heart breaking for me to see.
post #47 of 54
RE: Utah49 - I had a tear in my eye on that one. Reminded me of an old 70s melodrama buddy TV show like the Rockford files or Starsky and Hutch or something. That story had everything and you even get the girl at the end. Great tequila story ....

Yup - tequila in my youth usually involved 2 AM (or later) nights and the last call at the college bars with friends, sometimes even leaving with the same people you walked in with often times not

The past gets better every time I remember it ... which isn't easy if you were drinking tequila!
post #48 of 54
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You can't ,
I'll find out from the State liquor store if they can get it and how much it would be my guess is a least 25% more then what you say it cost in LA. Might be doing a trip out that way in the late spring. Could just drive on down to Ensenada and pick it up down there. I have not been there in over 10 years. Friends in Encinitas tell me it is almost wall to wall condos and shopping center now from TJ to Ensenada. Might be to heart breaking for me to see.
Yep, full of retirees who sold out and fled LA. Lot's of development down there.

On the bright side, I will bet it is a lot cheaper over the boarder.
post #49 of 54
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Patron. (I prefer the silver.) Straight shots, thanks.

Smoooooov.

Stick that nasty Cuervo stuff in the kool-aid margaritas you serve to your enemies.

http://www.patronspirits.com/


It is the smoothest and will take the clothes right from under your (her) nose!!
post #50 of 54
Heh, I'm just getting back from a week in Mexico DF ... had a lunch meeting that last 5 hours, cost over $2300 for 8 people, and involved a LOT of expensive tequilas.

We sampled all kinds and makes including:
Patron silver
Sauza
Cuervo 1800
Cuervo Tradicional
Herradura Anejo & reposado
Don Julio
Porfidio plata
Cuervo Reserva de la Familia

We tried a few others too, but my memory got, uh, kind of fuzzy after a few of each of them and I don't remember what they were.

I've never, ever been a fan of anything made by Cuervo (too much cheap Cuervo in my youth), but have to say hands-down the Reserva de la Familia was the finest sipping Tequila I've ever had.

The Porfidio was nice too, but not worth the price (I still liked the Reserva better). The best buy has to be the Herradura Anejo (I gravitate more towards anejo's than reposado).

I've traveled extensively throughout Mexico (nowhere you'd actually want to go for vacation), but this was the first opportunity I've had where I could sample so many types of Tequilas at one sitting.

Edit: Anyone have a good recipe for Sangrita?
post #51 of 54
Chinaco Anejo. Extremely smooth, resembles a good cognac.
post #52 of 54
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Originally Posted by Bob Lee View Post

And while I'm at it, here is the only margarita recipe you'll need...or should ever use (anything else is a crime against tequila):
2 parts silver (blanco) tequila
1 part Cointreau
1 part fresh squoze lemon juice (lime juice is usable only if you have great fresh limes)

You may tinker with the proportions, but not the ingredients. Do not use añejo or reposado tequilas for mixing - you'll make me cry.
Well, someone around knows who to make a Margarita. I use limes myself, fresh squeezed. You forgot to mention shake with ice and strain into a cold martini glass. A Marg should be about as strong as a stiff martini, not that cool-aid slush they sell at the chain bars.

I'll use 100% agave teq in Margs but I'm not too fussy which one. I just like a lot of tequilla flavor. A Marg should be cold tequilla with a tad a citrus tang, very slighly fruity, and only the teeny tinyest hint of sweetness.
post #53 of 54
I found this on another site... Absolutely hysterical!

Tequila_1.wmv

To make it work, ctrl and click on this link! You will need audio capability.
post #54 of 54
Utah49, good story. I used to live in SoCal, Newport Beach and Huntington. Was more of a boat bum than a surfer but have spent many a night drinking at Hussongs in Ensenada back in the late 70's-early 80's. I don't have any story half as good as yours though.

Oh, myfavorite tequila - Patron.
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