Moji-rita + History in a Bottle

I feel like it's no hidden fact that I love alcohol - I mean, my blog has cocktails in the name - but one thing I never really get into is the history. As I have gotten older, I've really been into learning the history of things, especially the things I eat. The random facts I know about things grow each time I get overly interested and dive into Wikipedia. For instance - did you know that the blue agave plant, which tequila (is supposed to) be distilled from, grows well in Mexico due to a particular type of soil in the region that's rare to find elsewhere. Jose Cuervo Tradicional®  was the first to harvest the plant from this red volcanic soil back in 1795. Here are some other random facts :

  • 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 :)

Lime MojiRita

What You'll Need

Lime and Basil

 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.

Sugar for Cocktail

Add  Tablespoon of sugar and muddle well.

Lime Cocktail

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!)

MojiRita Cocktail

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.


  1. lovely post :) I really enjoy reading your blog! haha keep in touch x Peach

  2. This sounds so delicious. I love the addition of basil. I'll definitely have to try this this summer!


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