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Published on November 9th, 2011 | by Ruth


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.

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The ampersand tattoo on her shoulder goes a long way towards explaining Ruth's outlook on life: there's always an "and." With TrulyNet, Ruth enjoys working on social media and writing... and editing... and... Ruth went to the University of Oregon, where she studied music, dance and cognitive psychology (and sleeping very little). While there, she designed classes and taught arts enrichment to talented and gifted grade-school students. After graduation, Ruth spent several years as a Market Analyst at a large law firm in New York. Feeling the pull back to the west coast, Ruth moved to San Francisco and worked for Stanford for a year before deciding to focus on her passion for the arts. Ruth spends more time on Facebook that she cares to admit. When not attached to the computer, working for TrulyNet, or dancing, Ruth rock climbs, knits, swims, obsessively plays Boggle, plays games, plays tennis, cooks, sips beer, wine and whiskey, and travels seeking adventure.

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