Santera is created and bottled in Tequila, Jalisco (40 miles Northwest of Guadalajara), which is at the heart of Mexico's Blue Weber Agave region. We are guessing that there are quite a few distiller's in this area! In fact, we know that there are as the Consejo Regulador del Tequila (Tequila Regulatory Council) reported in 2008, that there were 901 registered brands of tequila from 128 different producers.
The climate here is perfect for tequila and mezcal producer's. The preparation process is something else. There's picking agave by hand, then, the cooking. Graciously enough, Santera sent over all of their tequila's.
- 2 oz Santera Anejo Tequila
- 1 Sugar cube
- 5 drops Bittercube Bolivar Bitters
- Large Orange Twist
In a rocks glass, muddle sugar cube and bitters. Add 1 large ice cube, tequila and stir until very cold. Express an orange twist over the glass and rim and garnish.
- 2 oz Santera Blanco Tequila
- 1.25 oz Fresh Lime Juice
- 1.50 oz Mint Simple Syrup*
- 3 Lime wedges or wheels
- 1 Fresh Mint Sprig
- Club soda to top
In a shaker, combine tequila, juice and simple syrup. Add ice and shake vigorously. Fill a Collins glass with fresh ice and add lime wedges. Strain cocktail into the glass and top with club soda.
* Mint Simple
- 1 Bunch Fresh Picked Mint
- 2 cups H2O
- 1 cup Raw sugar
Bring water to a boil in a saucepan and reduce to a simmer. Add mint and steep on simmer for 15-20 minutes. Strain the mint and continue to simmer until the liquid is reduced to 1 cup. Remove from heat and add sugar. Stir to dissolve and chill the syrup.
2 parts Santera Reposado
3/4 parts Fresh Lemon Juice
3/4 parts Honey Syrup
1/4 parts Sriracha Sauce
Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice and garnish with a lemon wheel.
For now, these 100% agaves spirits are only available at various retailers throughout New York.
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