1.5 oz reposado tequila (Revolucion)
.5 oz anejo tequila (Revolucion)
.75 oz Xante pear brandy liqueur
.5 oz lemon juice
3 slices brown sugar glazed oven roasted pear
Gently muddle pear with tequila. Shake all ingredients over ice. Be sure to fine strain, and will need to stir to keep strainer from getting clogged.
As National Margarita day approaches we thought we better get working on some new tequila cocktails to prepare for the challenge. We "worked' through tasting Tequila Revolucion's Blanco, Reposado, and Anejo. We tasted alongside a few other price comparable tequilas and time and time again, Revolucion proved to be favored by our tasters. Preferences within the portfolio were all over the board with the majority favoring the Blanco, though I found satisfaction in the Reposado and most notably the Anejo, which can certainly be reserved for sipping neat, as it is rich in agave but tamed by the oak with hints of vanilla and caramel. Roaster pear pairs particulary well with aged tequilas, and the carmalized brown sugar helps to further pull out smoky sweet notes of the agave pinas. The Xante pear liqueur works to bump up the sweetness for balance, and with a cognac base, is strong enough to stand with the rich tequila. The half ounce lemon juice is to cut through the richness and may need to be increased by a dash or two if the cocktail is too heavy.