Let's talk tequila with Don Julio and i-D
Tequila, Tequila! For those who are familiar with this tipple, you will probably remember it at the start of a memorable night, paired with a slice of lemon and salt.
But now, Don Julio are changing the way you think of tequila, and mixing it up with some classic cocktails. There are 6 types of Don Julio tequila; Blanco, Reposado, Anejo, 70 Anejo Claro, 1942 and Real, so there’s plenty of options for you to have a real play with and rekindle your love for tequila.
A few weeks ago, an incredible event took place that brought together a number of Londoners in a real ‘Mexican-Luxe’ style night. Gizzi Erskine hosted a beautiful Latin night in collaboration with i-D and Don Julio called ‘La Cantina Primavera’. The evening provided a tasting experience, with all the dishes complimenting the palette of Tequila Don Julio.
The event celebrated the fresh and original ways you can enjoy tequila and Mexican food, giving everyone the most authentic Mexican setting and getting the creative juices flowing on how you see tequila.
Take a look at the following recipe and give it a go!
Recipe: ‘La Primavera’
- 50ml La Primavera
- Don Julio Blanco
- 50ml cloudy apple juice
- 15ml cucumber juice
- 20ml freshly squeezed lime
- 15ml agave syrup
- Dash of elderflower cordial
Add all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker in the order above then add cubed ice. Shake for between 5-10 seconds then strain into a tumbler style glass filled with ice. Garnish with a slice of cucumber.
TIP: It's important to make sure you fill the cocktail shaker all the way to the top with ice otherwise the ingredients will become diluted as you shake the cocktail which will result in a watered down version.