Since today is National Margarita Day, I knew I had to post a bonus Quaff. The only problem is that I haven’t recently created or sampled a new margarita to profile (actually, not true — I tasted my friend Sly’s margarita at the Thompson hotel last week, but I neglected to take photos; so that will have to be tabled for a future post). Anyway, the point of this rambling preamble is that I have no exciting margaritas to share with you today. However, I have something incredibly close — a homemade concoction inspired by a margarita recipe.
I present to you: THE CASTELLAMMARE!
Today is National Margarita Day, and in honor of the day, I plan to a) have a margarita later, and b) celebrate its most vital component: tequila! I’ve gained a recent appreciation for the notorious spirit, which had previously ranked low on my favorite alcohols. However, thanks to a handy tasting seminar in December courtesy of Jose Cuervo, I actually no longer approach tequila with apprehension and fear. In fact, I look forward to it. Imagine my pleasure when Don Julio sent me three complimentary bottles to sample: blanco, reposado, and anejo. This was a task I was only too happy to take on.
Well, just last week, my quaffing buddy Sly was down at my apartment watching the Grammys with me, and as we listened to Christina Aguilera screech and bellow her way through yet another horrific performance, we realized that this was the ideal time to bust out some tequila. And so that’s what we did.
Our experiences with Don Julio after the jump…