Cinco De Mayo Tequila Tasting Maneuvers

The General conducted Tequila Tasting Maneuvers on Saturday, May 3rd to celebrate Cinco De Mayo.  Contrary to popular belief the day isn’t celebrating Mexican Independence Day, rather a victory over the French in the Battle of Pueblo on May 5th, 1862.  Don’t worry though, the show will be produced without the help of any illegal Mexican aliens!


Blanco (white) or Plata (silver): white spirit, unaged or aged less than two months in stainless steel or neutral oak barrels

Joven (young) or Oro (gold): unaged Blanco that is colored and flavored with caramel

Reposado (rested): aged a minimum of two months, but less than a year in oak barrels

Añejo (aged): aged a minimum of one year, but less than three years in small oak barrels

Extra Añejo (extra aged): aged a minimum of three years in oak barrels

Milagro Tequila BottlesMilagro

Milagro Blanco – Very nice, not overly bitter

Milagro Reposado – Has more oaky-ness than the Blanco from the oak barrels.  More warmth and bite.

Milagro Anejo – More boldness but not as much bite as the Reposado.  Very smooth.

Milagro Special Reserve Reposado – Has a nice sweetness aroma.  Lots of flavor with no bite.

TanteoTanteo Tequila Bottles

Tanteo Jalepeno – A lot of spice with heat.  Not for the amateur drinker.

Tanteo Tropical – Made with mango, guava and papaya.  This is great chilled and very nice.

Tanteo Cocoa – Cocoa flavored tequila that is a great compliment to a cocktail

1800 Tequila Bottles1800

1800 Silver – Has more bite than the other blancos, more warmth on the palette

1800 Reposado – Is like a single-malt scotch, is a great sipping tequila

Maestro Dobel BottleMaestro Dobel

Maestro Dobel Diamond – Run through diamond filters.  Very smooth


Mixologist Ryan’s Margarita

  • 1oz Lime Juice
  • .5oz Lemon juice
  • .5oz Egg whites
  • .75oz Agave nector
  • 2oz Tequila
  • Dry Shake, add ice and wet shake

Caliente Diablo CocktailCaliente Diablo

  • 1.5oz Tanteo Jalepeno
  • .5oz Cassis
  • 1oz Lime juice
  • .5oz Agave Nector
  • 2oz Ginger Beer
  • Topped with Lime and Jalepeno

Cubano Mexicano CocktailCubano Mexicano

  • 2oz Tanteo Tropical
  • 1oz Guava
  • 1oz Lime juice
  • .5oz Agave nector
  • Topped with a Lime

Tanteo Popper CocktailTanteo Popper

  • 1oz Tanteo Jalepeno
  • 1oz Tanteo Cocoa
  • .5oz Snap liquor
  • 1oz Lime juice
  • .5oz Agave nector
  • Topped with a jalepeno


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