Sauza Tres Generaciones Ends the Summer with a Bang!
A little background: super-premium Tres Generaciones is named for the three generations of the Sauza family who've been perfecting the art of creating tequila. The Plata tequila ($45.99) is a brilliant, clear, and triple distilled, and has a good kick of white pepper and a grassy finish -- an excellent shooting tequia.
The Reposado ($47.99), aged in American oak for at least four months, is also triple distilled and is my personal choice of the three for a margarita. The aging gives the pale gold tequila a smoothness and warm body, and the white pepper still pops through at the end.
Tres Generaciones Anejo ($49.99) is aged for at least 12 months, and is specially crafted for sipping all on its own. A great tequila for whiskey drinkers, the body of the anejo is smooth and complex with caramel and toasted oak notes. The clean agave flavor shines through.
The new bottles are crafted in the original, easily-recognizable shape, but feature medallions of the three founding Dons of Sauza and metal beaten collars, as well as weighty wood-and-cork stoppers. These have been rolling out since January, and you should be seeing them by October no matter where you live. Prices may vary of course -- and now onto the cocktails:
The Sweet Breeze -- a refreshing way to end the summer
1.5 oz Tres Generaciones Plata or Reposado
.5 oz Agave nectar
2 oz Fresh lemon sour and the juice from half a lime
1 Diced strawberry
1 Peeled Ruby red grapefruit segment
2 Basil leaves
Mddle the strawberry, grapefruit and basil. Add tequila, lemon sour and lime juice, and agave nectar. Shake and pour over ice -- garnish with an additional grapefruit wedge wrapped in a basil leaf.
Too complicated? Then go for ...
The Holy Mole -- a great way to ring in the fall
1.5 oz Tres Generaciones Anejo
.5 oz DeKuyper Hot Damn Cinnamon Schnapps
To Taste Hot chocolate
In a pre-heated coffee mug, add the tequila and schnapps. Fill with your favorite double-rich hot chocolate. Garnish with whipped cream, a sprinkle of cinnamon and a cherry.