Thursday, December 15, 2011

Partida Tequila Review

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Do you love cocktails with Tequila?  How about a margarita?  Have you heard of Partida Tequila?  I have never heard of it until this review.  For this review I received a gift box of three Partida Tequila Bottles.  You can make a lot of interesting drinks with tequila.  I decided to make the Caliente Partida, it was really good.  I tried it with all three of the different tequilas.  They were delicious!  All three of the tequilas would make an excellent gift or even a stocking stuffer.

About the Partida Tequila

Partida Tequila is the product of an outstanding marriage between traditional Tequila making and cutting edge technology.  It's this extraordinary combination that gives each and every sip of Partida Tequila something special.the pure natural essence of blue agave.

Their blue agave is like no other.  It's cultivated for 7-10 years until the piñas are perfectly ripened with concentrated sugars, harvested by hand and then slowly baked in state-of-the-art stainless steel autoclaves. The reason: To preserve the freshness of each sacred agave.

Partida Blanco Tequila

With its distinctive scents of blue agave, Partida Blanco Tequila is as brilliant as the Mexican sunshine.  Boasting a soft floral aroma and blended perfectly with hints of citrus, fresh herbs and tropical fruit, this crisp tasting premium Tequila lingers on your palate, leaving it feeling clean and fresh.  This invigorating, high-quality Blanco is an original and nothing short of remarkable.

Partida Reposado Tequila

Looking for the richest and smoothest tequila?  Experience Partida's signature touch of sweetness in Partida Reposado.  This aged Tequila delivers subtle flavors that Tequila drinkers may have not thought possible.  Free of the overbearing smoky flavor common to most Reposados, this Tequila is in a class by itself.

Its enticing light amber color with splashes of golden tones gives this premium Tequila its brilliant appearance.  A rich finish topped off with scents of vanilla, hazelnut and almond, F. Paul Pacult called Partida Reposado "The Bentley of Reposado's".

Partida Añejo Tequila

Partida Añejo, aged in American oak one-pass Jack Daniels barrels, reveals an intense flavor that can only come from advanced aging.

With its rich golden color - a mix of ochre and copper tones - the Partida Anejo is packed with zest.  Its fruity aroma comes from a light blend of cherry, almond, dried fruit and spices.  As for its captivating taste, soft honey fruited tones blended with flavors of banana, chocolate and sweet pear.  The result:  A spectacular finish.  To taste this Tequila's true flavor, it's got to be savored.

Here are some great Partida Tequila Holiday Recipes, Yum, they sound awesome!

Chocolate Peppermint Cookie
3/4 oz. Partida Blanco Tequila
1 oz. Peppermint Schnapps
3/4 oz. Godiva Liqueur
1-1/2 oz. Cream
Rim martini glass with chocolate syrup and crushed candy canes.  Shake ingredients in a shaker with ice and strain into martini glass.

Toasted Macaroon
1 oz. Coconut Milk
1-1/2 oz. Coconut rum
1/4 oz. Licor 43
1/2 oz. Partida Blanco Tequila
1/2 oz. Frangelico
Combine ingredients in a shaker and shake with ice.  Strain into a glass filled with ice and garnish with toasted coconut shavings on top.

Sugar Cookie
2-1/2 oz. Partida Resposado Tequila
1 Tsp. Brown Sugar
Brown Sugar for garnish
Rim a cordial glass with brown sugar.  Add tequila and brown sugar into a shaker with ice and hake ingredients well.  Strain into glass.

Seven Layer Cookie
3/4 oz. Godiva Liqueur
3/4 oz. Coconut rum
1/2 oz. Butterscotch Schnapps
1/2 oz. Partida Anejo Tequila
1/4 oz. Frangelico
1/2 oz. Bailey's Irish Cream
1/2 oz. Amaretto
Garnish rim of a martini glass with crushed cookie crumbs.  Shake all ingredients in a shaker with ice and strain into martini glass.

Heated Affair
2 oz Partida Anejo Tequila
6 oz Hot Spiced Apple Cider
Heavy Cream
In a small warm wine glass add Tequila and hot apple cider.  Float heavy cream.
Garnish:  Grate fresh Nutmeg over cream.

Apple Cider Preparation:
In a pot add Organic Apple Juice.  Add winter spices like Cloves, Cinnamon Stick, All Spice, and Orange Peel.  Start of by adding a few cloves one cinnamon stick etc so as to find the right-spiced apple cider flavor.  You can always add more spice later.  Bring everything to a low heat for about 15mins.  Taste for flavor.  When the desired flavor is reached then take off stove.  Strain out all the spices and orange peel.  Serve warm and enjoy!

Café Pacifico
1 1/2oz Partida Blanco
½ oz Coffee liqueur
4oz Freshly Brewed Hot Coffee
3 Barspoons Cinnamon & Sugar Mix
Heavy Cream.
Prepare small warm wine glass. Add Tequila & Coffee. Mix in the Cinnamon Sugar. Float Heavy Cream on top of the coffee.Garnish with a Sprinkle of Cinnamon Sugar mix on top & a cinnamon stick.

Note:  The Cinnamon sugar mix is 4 parts granulated white sugar to 1 part ground cinnamon. Mix them together in a bowl.

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A product sample was received for review. I was not paid in any form of cash for this posting. The opinions expressed are my own and were NOT influenced in any way.

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Ladytink_534 said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm not much of a Tequila drinker but that Chocolate Peppermint Cookie sounds yummy

tannawings said... Best Blogger Tips

I haven't had many of the fancier or more complicated drinks with tequila but the sugar cookie looks easy to make and sounds great!

Rose-Marie said... Best Blogger Tips

I've never tried tequila - these awesome recipe have me thinking it would be great to make these around the holidays!

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