The Iguana is a nice twist if you’re a fan of Kahlua but you’re tired of White Russians. It uses a simple 1:1:1 ratio, and you can mix it right in the glass – notice the swirling Kahlua in the photo above.
- In a glass full of ice, add:
- 1 oz tequila
- 1 oz vodka
- 1 oz Kahlua
- garnish with a lime slice
Piedra Azul is another quality entry into the 100% agave tequila market. It has the elements of a great tequila: a classic bottle, a beautiful label design, a wooden stopper, and an authentic tequila flavor.
Tequila is distilled and bottled in central Mexico from the blue agave plant that’s native to the region. 100% blue agave tequilas are often preferred to “mixto” tequilas, though they are more expensive, because their flavor is richer and more true to the agave they are distilled from. I have tasted tequilas with stand-out tropical, citrusy, muggy, swampy, spicy, or whiskey-like flavors. Piedra Azul (“blue stone”) has it’s own unique flavor that sets it apart as well – it’s earthy, herbal, and grassy, which makes it taste just a little bit like a pisco.
Outside of the traditional tequila shot with lime, here’s a simple cocktail recipe:
- 2 oz Piedra Azul blanco tequila
- 1 oz coffee liqueur (such as Kahlua or Patron Cafe)
- Serve in an old fashioned glass with lots of ice