Friday, September 19, 2014
We recently had the opportunity to visit with the folks at Patron Tequila who were in town promoting their new Roca product. It was the chance to taste some of their high end products, learn more and see a quick competition between some local bartenders in creating a new drink (more on that later when we have the winner).
As one who has been to Mexico and is fascinated by the whole Aztec and Spanish Conquistador history, it was informative. I never knew, for instance, that agave was used for many years by the Aztecs but it was the Spanish who taught them how to distill the drink, resulting in Mezcal.
We were even treated to a sample of Grand Patron Burdeos, a luxury anejo tequila that retails for something in the neighborhood of $500 per bottle. Not a bad neighborhood!
Of the drinks we sampled our favorite was that pictured above, the Siesta. And it's pretty easy to make. Here's the recipe:
2 oz Roca Patron Reposado
1 Chamomile Tea Bag
1/2 teaspoon Honey Simple Vyrup
1/2 Teaspoon Lemon
3 ounces Water
Not overpowering and refreshing, the longer the drink sits the more tea flavor is infused.