October Cocktails promise a smooth introduction to the glory of tequila and a respectful nod to our old friend vodka.

As a So-Cal ex pat, tequila runs in my blood. It is the cure all for whatever ails you. Have a cold? Drink some tequila. Your relationship is over? Drink some tequila. New job? Drink some tequila. You get the picture. It becomes a part of you. And there is A LOT of it.

I am not talking about the one-night-stand with Jose that left you feeling lonely with only Montezuma’s revenge as a reminder. The range in flavor profile and quality available to those who live in ‘non-control states’ can be overwhelming and exhilarating at the same time. It’s heavenly really.

Tequila is distilled from blue agave mash. Its history predates the 16th century Mexico, with early incarnations distilled by the Aztec Indians. As the Spanish conquistadors ran low on their brandy supply, they began distilling blue agave mash to wet their whistle…which begins the journey of the tequila we know and love now.

This month’s tequila cocktails promise to usher in a new love and appreciation for the delicious agave nectar.

Gently presenting tequila in new, but familiar cocktails, promise a rekindling of a perhaps once sour relationship. J


El burro. Jalapeño infused tequila/Cilantro/Ginger Beer/Lime.

Paloma. Tequila/Aperol/Grapefruit Soda/Chili Salt/Mint.

Rueditas. Tequila/Jack Rudy Tonic/Soda/Lime.


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