Cocktail Insider: RI’s Hidden Tequila Hot Spot
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Something for everyone
With Tequilas ranging in price from $6 to $35 per glass, there is truly something for everyone. Among my favorite is Corralejo Blanco ($8), served lightly chilled. Chilling the Tequila softens the alcohol and increases the flavors which include those of pepper and lemon peel. The ($9) Herradura Reposado is a great sipping Tequila with its smooth texture and integrated vanilla flavors.
For the ultimate Tequila experience I recommend the full bodied El Jimador Anejo ($10). This Tequila, which is among the best selling Tequilas in Mexico (that should tell you something), has been aged in French Cognac barrels for 12 months imparting delicious caramel flavors and spice.
Even the margaritas are better
If you aren’t ready to do Tequila solo, I recommend you ease into it by tasting one of Don Jose’s award-winning margaritas made with fresh lime juice and Agave syrup. Or catch the nuances of Tequila in one of Executive Chef Maria Hernandez’s Tequila infused dishes like the ‘Camarones a la Tequila’, which consists of large succulent shrimp in a Tequila lime sauce served with rice and beans ($16.95). Enjoy.
Don Jose Tequilas, 351 Atwells Ave., Providence, 454-8951.
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