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How To: Serve Up the Gift of Tequila

By December 11, 2019 January 28th, 2020 2 Comments
Nosotros Blanco Gift Wrap

If you’re wondering how you could possibly need a How To on giving the gift of tequila, we get it – that’s a tough one to mess up. Even so, we mulled it over and in the spirit of giving, we’re giving you our team’s compilation of pro tips that are sure to land you extra holiday points with everyone on your list. To make it even more fun, we divided these tricks into a multi-course meal of sorts, just because we can. Inquire within…

Appetizer: A little warm up 

It’s been said that stockings lose their luster with age, but we’re bringing the thrill of trinkets back with Nosotros minis – the cutest way to get your sip on. Nothing against ankle socks and chapstick, but we think this one might actually do the job if you’re looking to start the morning off on the right side of the tree.

Shop HERE. Code ‘STAYWARM’ for 10% off at checkout.

Nosotros Blanco Gift Wrap

The Main Event

Good things may come in small packages, but when it comes to giving the gift of tequila, the bottles are simply better when BIGGER. So for your main course, we’d recommend the full-sized 750ml – and for more reasons than just having more Nosotros.

Reason #1: Reposado. While our Blanco has had the spotlight ever since it’s run as a Double Gold spirit and the Best Tasting Tequila winner at the SF World Spirits Competition, many can’t deny the lure of an aged expression during the holidays. And ours really does take the cake. We aged our award-winning formula in french oak barrels for 11 months, giving it a smooth, vanilla aroma finished by a balanced honey-cinnamon twist. However, it only comes in one size – so unfortunately, you’ll have to settle for a full serving.

Reason #2: What’s better? On these normal size Nosotros bottles, we even made room for the apex of the art of giving… PERSONALIZATION. The back of our bottle showcases a blank canvas for the most memorable of notes or drawings, perfect to express yourself to the lucky recipient. For the best final product, we recommend using an artistically appropriate brush pen.

Want it now? Pop over to your local California BevMo!, Total Wine and More, Bristol Farms, or Lazy Acres to pick up a bottle. Retail prices for Blanco and Reposado are at $40 and $45, respectively.

Side Dishes: Complementary Perfection

Once you’ve got your lead dialed in, how do you introduce supporting roles without them stealing the show? The key is knowing your audience – and if they’re deserving of such a special gift, we presume you do. Use the list below to identify your target and leave the rest to us.

For Her (The Margarita Mama)

Whether she’s an actual mom or just a margarita mama in your life, she’s probably thinking about her next spicy one. Help her do it right.

Bad and Boujee – Eve Coupe Cocktail Glass

Keep it Classic – Glory Margarita Glass

For Him (Call me New Fashioned)

As sweet as it is, he needs to stop drinking premium tequila out of his “Best Dad” mug.

Just a taste – Neat Smoke Tasting Glass

On the Rocks – Brixton 12 Ounce Rocks Glass

For the Socialite

Did someone say party?

The House Favorite – Wood and Marble Bar Tool Set

For the Outdoorsperson

Help them get their two essentials in for the day: sunlight and tequila.

It’s Called Balance – Corkcicle 25oz Canteen Glampagne

For you, but Really for Us – Yeti Hopper Flip 12 Cooler

For Everyone

We all need a go-to. Heck, treat yourself! Code ‘STAYWARM’ for 10% off at checkout.

It’s a SoCal Winter – Summer Night Women’s Hoodie

Rep and Protect –  Nosotros Trucker Hat

Dessert: The Real Treat

Now’s the big finish. You’re all stuffed after a beautiful spread and it’s time to dive into the sweets. Here are our favorite seasonal Nosotros recipes, created with love, for your enjoyment. Cheers!

Cocoa Winter Shots

Serves 12 Portions

  • 6oz Nosotros Reposado
  • 10oz Coconut Milk
  • 1.5oz Agave Nectar
  • 1.5oz Amaretto
  • 3oz Cocoa Powder (dark chocolate)
  • 1.5oz Kahlua

Mix and whisk steadily. The French Oak finish of Nosotros Reposado brings the ingredients together, creating a beautiful digestif. Pour in (12) 2oz shot glasses, rimmed with cinnamon.

Golden Milk Tequila

Served Hot

  • 2oz Nosotros Reposado
  • 2 cups Coconut Milk
  • 1.5tsp Ground Tumeric
  • .25tsp Ground Ginger (optional)
  • .25tsp Ground Cinnamon or 1 Whole Cinnamon Stick
  • 1Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 pinch Ground Black Pepper
  • .25-.75oz Maple Syrup – add to taste (sub agave, coconut sugar, or stevia)
  • .75oz Amaretto

Instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients except tequila, amoretto, and sweetener to a small sauce pan. Heat on medium whisking frequently for 4-5 minutes or until desired temperature is reached. (Make sure it never boils.)
  2. Turn off heat, add tequila, add amoretto, and sweeten to taste. Adjust spices if desired.
  3. Pour into a mug and garnish with a pinch of ground turmeric or cinnamon.

Spiced Pear Pie

Old Fashioned Riff

Pecan-macerated Infusion:

  1. Add one cup of pecans and one bottle of Nosotros Reposado to a container and seal.
  2. Let soak for 24 hours, agitating occasionally.
  3. Strain out nuts.
Cocktail:
  • 2oz Pecan-macerated Infusion
  • 1oz St George Spiced Pear Liqueur
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
Add ingredients to a mixing glass with ice. Stir and strain over ice. Garnish with pear slice and or cinnamon stick.

Epilogue: Presentation

Any proper chef would agree that your meal shouldn’t just taste great, it should look great too. So, to wrap things up, here are some of our chosen presentation inspirations.

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