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Hot Spirits: Tequila Avión Silver stands out in crowded category, holiday recipes
By April MacIntyre Nov 25, 2010, 23:15 GMT
The holidays are here, so let the good times begin.
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The holidays are here, so let the good times begin. An exceptional pour, the new Tequila Avión is an ultra premium small batch distillation with an incredibly crisp and clean, smooth taste.
In a crowded category of spirits, Avión's three levels of aging deliver superb tequila varietals that will elevate any party's cocktail options, or just serve old school neat with lime and salt. There is a hint of fruit, and a bit of sweet Sage and Rosemary lingering in the aftertaste to us.
Selected by Neiman Marcus as one of their "Fantasy Gifts", Tequila Avión even had a plum role on the HBO show "Entourage" earlier this summer.
This 100% Blue Weber Agave tequila begins its journey with the Agave roasting in brick ovens, then it is processed through a super slow filtration that makes their unaged 'Silver" tequila the smoothest you have ever tasted neat.
The varietals available are Silver, which is the one we sampled, Reposado (Six months aged) and Añejo, which has two years of aging under its belt and is the most expensive ($50-60).
This tequila hails from Jalisco, Mexico, and is an affordable gift for any party host or tequila lover. Additionally, t-shirts with the brand’s signature “Flying Agave” logo are on sale at 30 Bloomingdale’s locations nationwide.
This year Tequila Avión is also offering a mega high-end gift for the person who has everything. Available exclusively through the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book and priced at $125,000 (we'll take two please), the rich can gift the person who has everything a Tequila Avión party for 75 guests planned by celebrity party planner Colin Cowie. Acclaimed Chef Todd English will provide the cuisine, DJ Donna d’Cruz will spin the music and mixologist Yusef Austin will whip up the Tequila Avión cocktails.
TEQUILA AVIÓN HOLIDAY COCKTAILS
• 1.5 oz. Tequila Avión Añejo
• 1 oz. apple flavored liquor
(can substitute apple juice from concentrate)
• 1/4 oz. pear juice
• Splash of egg white
• Dash of fresh lemon
• Pinch of ground cinnamon
1. In a shaker, add all ingredients over ice.
2. Shake and strain.
3. Can be served straight up or on the rocks.
4. Garnish with a thinly sliced pear.
• 2 oz. Tequila Avión Añejo
• 3/4 oz. dry Sherry
• 5 cranberries
• 2 wedges of lemon
• 3/4 oz. of all spice infused simple syrup
1. Muddle cranberries, lemon and simple syrup in a shaker.
2. Pack with ice. Add Tequila Avión Añejo and Sherry.
3. Shake until frothy.
4. Serve over fresh ice and garnish with a few fresh cranberries and cinnamon stick.
• 1.5 oz. Tequila Avión Reposado
• 1 oz. pear juice
• 1.5 oz. honey / orange marmalade syrup
1. Muddle 3/4 of the plum with honey syrup in a shaker.
2. Add all ingredients.
3. Shake and strain.
4. Warm over low heat and serve.