Published on November 9th, 2011 | by Ruth0
Tequila Time: Flavors Mix It Up
We love tequila. Of all the alcohols, tequila is your friend who likes to go to parties. Sometime at s party tequila stays out too late. Sometimes tequila doesn’t have the best judgement. But wow, does tequila have fun. We tried out a set of five different tequilas from Marazul, ready to have fun- the expected Reposado and Anejo, and some more surprising varieties: pomegranate, banana and coffee.
The bottles of the entire line are quite appealing- scalloped glass with long, narrow bottle tops and a decorative cork. They look like something it would be nice to receive as a gift. Unfortunately the flavor doesn’t live up to the packaging. We usually prefer a tequila we can sip or mix. Neither the Reposado or the Anejo were appealing alone. With sufficient simple syrup, lime and other mixers we were able to disguise the flavor sufficiently to enjoy, but past college, the appeal to alcohol like that is limited.
We approached the flavored varieties with a mixture of excitement and trepidation. Coffee tequila? Really? Pomegranate made a certain amount of sense, and banana seemed like an intriguing idea. Across the board our tasters hated the pomegranate. “It tastes like cough syrup, and not the good kind,” and “Euw,” were pretty representative comments. The coffee didn’t fare much better. If the strange taste idea can work, this version of it certainly didn’t sell us on it. The banana, finally, also failed to sell us on the tequila. If we were unimpressed with the Reposado and Anejo, we felt hostilely greeted by the flavored tequilas we tried.
Bottom line: pretty bottles, but in the price range of $35-$70, a miss to purchase. We’d say you’re better off pursuing other beverages. This tequila might want to please, but sometimes you have to realize that a drink is trying too hard.