- King Carlos IV of Spain granted the Cuervo family the first license to commercially make tequila.
- The real person who founded Jose Cuervo had a much longer name - Don Jose Antonio de Cuervo. Not quite as catchy.
- Said guy invented the margarita.
So needless to say, Jose Cuervo Tradicional® is pretty old school and pretty awesome. The brand is hitting the history hard in a really innovative way. You can find most of the facts (and more - I had to leave something so you'd watch it ;) ) in the video. The story is told through tiny models of the acts but into actual bottles - hence Jose Cuervo Tradicional® History in a Bottle. It's probably the coolest thing ever.
PS. Here's the link to this video :)
Getting the opportunity to try this delicious tequila was awesome! Good tequila makes a huge difference in drinks - I personally cannot drink the terrible margaritas with bottled sweet and sour and crap tequila. Not ok! A good, fresh margarita with fresh squeeze lime is delectable. I wanted to do a twist on the traditional Margarita.
So grab yourself a bottle (look for this label) and make my delicious, super refreshing, super limey drink - the Moji-rita. It's basically a margarita + basil :)
What You'll Need
Jose Cuervo Tradicional® // Triple Sec // 2 Fresh Limes // Basil Leaves // Sugar
Tear up 2-3 leaves of basil and put in the bottom of the glass. Squeeze in 2 fresh limes.
Add Tablespoon of sugar and muddle well.
Finally, add 1.5 shots (1.5 shot glasses full!) of tequila then 1 shot of triple sec.
Fill with lots of crushed ice and serve with a lime slice. So yummy and sooooo refreshing on hot summer days. (It was 95 out today, what can I say!)
This post was sponsored by Jose Cuervo. This indicates I received a product in exchange for review, although the opinions and ideas expressed are my purely own (or my dogs). For more information - read the disclosure of this blog.