Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Tequila Tromba Tasting @ Reposado - Toronto

We all have a bad tequila story to tell, right? Mine usually involves poor decisions, nausea and really embarrassing dance moves. If you mention tequila, I normally cringe and grab my stomach. But tequila’s bad reputation was put to the test when I attended a tasting of Tequila Tromba – a boutique tequila brand produced in Jalisco, Mexico.

I was especially surprised by Tromba’s smooth and sweet flavours. But then entrepreneur Eric Brass explained that, unlike other brands, Tromba has a unique manufacturing process. Each bottle is crafted with a pure blue agave plant and produced in small batches by a master distiller. Brass fell in love with tequila while on exchange in Mexico and decided to create his own brand, Tromba, and bring it home to Ontario. And now, this smooth tasting tequila is smoking hot in the mixology world.

I also learned that Tromba is extremely versatile – it can be enjoyed straight up or in a cocktail. Instead of vodka or rum, try a refreshing shot of tequila to mix up your summer drinks! 

Try these Tequila Tromba signature recipes for your next summer cocktail:
Tommy’s Margarita – the perfect cool-down drink after being outside in the heat!
60 mL Tromba Blanco
30 mL fresh squeezed lime juice
30 mL agave syrup

Method: Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Strain into a glass with ice and serve.
Tromba Verdita – sweet, frothy, and bright green!

750 ml pineapple juice
Juice from one fresh squeezed lime juice
1 large handful of cilantro (stems and leaves, no roots)
1 large handful of mint (stems and leaves, not roots)
1/2-1 jalapeno peppers (depends on where you source them)


First put the cilantro, mint and jalapeno into the blender with the pineapple juice and lime juice.
Blend all ingredients. 
Balance out the sweetness/acidity and heat. 
Blend all ingredients again until mixed and then double strain into your glass bottle. 
Always keep your verdita refrigerated in between uses.
Tequila Tromba is available at over 100 LCBO locations and is one of the top selling premium tequilas. You can also sample Tromba at more than 150 bars and restaurants, including The Drake Hotel, Reposado, Nyood and The Thompson Hotel. --- Lisa Jackson

1 comment:

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