Next time you order a drink with tequila, impress your friends with a little español and spirits savvy. Tequila’s a traveler just like you; it hails from a very specific plant – agave tequilana, or blue agave – in Mexico.
Only the best establishments offer a variety of tequila instead of just one. Here’s a few to add to your sampling list:
- Blanco, a clear-colored tequila, is bottled as soon as its made and is known for its citrus bite.
- Reposado is aged anywhere from 3 months to 1 year, making it smoother and sweeter than blanco.
- Mezcal is tequila’s more worldly and sophisticated cousin of tequila because it’s distilled from more than just blue The varieties of agave that make up this alcohol give it a smoky and earthy taste.
Want to try all three? Head to El Jefe Tacos y Tequila in the Stevens Point Area for the best margaritas in central Wisconsin. With 47 tequilas made with 100% agave, you’ll be wondering why there aren’t more palm trees amidst the pines. Put your new knowledge to the text with El Jefe’s tequila tasting flight – just make sure you ask for at least one blanco, on reposado, and one mezcal.
Or, if you’d prefer, try tequila in one of their recommended signature drinks:
- Classic: The El Jefe margarita combines blanco with homemade sour and combier orange liqueur.
- Adventurous: The Cilantro Jalapeno margarita is a fresh reposado drink with a super spicy kick that’s not for the faint of heart.
- Best of Both Worlds: The sweet and spicy Canela Caliente mixes mescal with Frangelico, homemade sour, and a cinnamon-cayenne simple syrup.
If you’re having more than one, make sure you try their locally sourced produce and meat (including duck, goat, pork and beef). The roasted pork nachos are a crowd pleaser!
Contact: 715 – 544-1744
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