So, you’ve settled in for a long winter’s nap? Hell no! It’s New Year’s Eve – get out there and live it up a little bit. Although, for the love of everything that is holy, please be sensible about it. The mix of revelers and snow is not a safe one. And, as always, we at Cocktails, 365 urge you to drink for the pleasure of the taste of the cocktail, not to get drunk.
We’ve been sitting on a bottle of Piedra Azul for the past couple months. They were nice enough to send a bottle to sample back in October, however as many of you know we happened to be on hiatus at that point. So, while we missed the prime opportunity to create a Dia de los Muertos cocktail, we had plenty of time to play round with the spirit for a quick New Years Eve tipple.
Nose: It’s a bit salty on the nose, with a clean and crisp finish on the end. No overpowering alcohol scent.
Neat: While there is a nice kick on the end, this is a sweeter tequila. It has an almost watermelon-like flavor.
On the Rocks: The bite has been tempered. This is actually one of the strongest blanco tequilas you can get in the $20 range.
Our advice – skip the Jose Cuervo and reach for the Piedra Azul.
But how does it hold up when placed into a cocktail, you may ask?
Well, thankfully, we’re here to let you know.
- 1 oz. Piedra Azul Blanco Tequila
- 2 oz. vodka
- Splash of rosemary syrup
- Splash of cranberry juice
- Splash of lime juice
Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well Pour into a martini glass.