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28 January 2010 @ 10:15 am
TEQUILA  
Last night, moominmolly and I went to Sunset Cantina, which she had heard contains a veritable city of tequilas, and with my super bad mood yesterday, clearly, tequila was the answer. And, indeed, it was.

They offered flights, but none of them looked interesting to us, so we decided to build our own flight. We settled on reposados, kind of arbitrarily:

Oro Azul: This is your bad uncle who drinks too much. He shows up at family holidays unshaven with his shirt untucked and hair uncombed. He kind of creeps you out and stands too close. We didn't like it, though we did finish it, because, hey, tequila.

Tierra: I have never had an organic tequila before this, but it's exactly what you would expect if you were imagining it. It had a clean, simple, straightforward taste, not smooth, not rough. This tequila doesn't lie to you and does wear rag wool socks with Berkenstocks on the back porch of the cabin in the woods.

Purasangre: How could we not try a tequila called "pure blood"? It was smoky like scotch and is the macho guy at the party who wears a lot of gold and puts on an attitude and an accent and struts around. Deep down, he's a good guy, and he would never hurt you, but he would definitely lie to you, and you know he's fooling around behind your back. But you don't really mind.

Lapis: This was among my favorites of the evening, smooth, caramelly, and incredibly cultured. This tequila sounds like Sade when it sings.

Casa Noble: Textured and prickly on the tongue, this tequila pushes you around a little bit, and you like it.

Chaya: Sweet, carmelly, and a little bit pokey, this tequila is the friend you go to when you need to have some sense talked into you, but nicely.

Tenoch: This is George Clooney in Ocean's Eleven, or Pierce Brosnan in The Thomas Crown Affair. It's smooth, stealthy, and incredibly smart. Stay on its good side and it will treat you extraordinarily well. Piss it off, and it will rob you blind with incredible panache.

Asombroso: I did not know that tequila could be pink! This tequila is pink. It is the gum-snapping, ditzy-seeming valley girl who tosses her hair and is secretly way smarter than you. This tequila is Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde, until you pair it with sangrita, when it also develops Buffy's fighting skills. It's gonna kick your ass, and you'll come back for more and love every minute of it, even though (or maybe because) it's so disorienting.
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Blue Gargantuabluegargantua on January 28th, 2010 03:26 pm (UTC)

I want you to describe the personality of all your foods from now on.

"Who are the tequila's in your neighborhood?
In your neighborhood?
In your neigh-bor-hood?
Oh who are the tequila's in your neighordhood?
It's the liquor that you drink each day!"
Tom
That Chick with the Evil Laughsparkymonster on January 28th, 2010 03:52 pm (UTC)
I hear you've got some personality...in your pants.
Blue Gargantuabluegargantua on January 28th, 2010 04:55 pm (UTC)

Much like tequila, it will make you walk funny and giggle a lot.

later
Tom
That Chick with the Evil Laughsparkymonster on January 28th, 2010 03:51 pm (UTC)
Mm....I love your drink descriptions. MOAR TEQUILA PLS
bison need inbbbsg on January 28th, 2010 04:05 pm (UTC)
your descriptions are almost enticing enough for me to want to try tequila again. in reality, i know i don't like the taste.
Vinnie Teslavinnie_tesla on January 28th, 2010 04:36 pm (UTC)
Unrelated but related
I tried Copper Fox rye spirit last week, and I would have sworn up and down that it was a blanquo tequilla if I hadn't known better.
Beahbeah on January 28th, 2010 04:44 pm (UTC)
Wow, great review. Sounds like fun!
Stunt Double for the Patriarchystarphire on January 28th, 2010 04:52 pm (UTC)
I'm a bit surprised that there's so much character assigned to these Reposados, and I can't help wondering if the descriptions of the character of different Anejos would be unbelievably caricatured in comparison!
But I love the descriptions, and I definitely want to try the Lapis and the Tenoch at least.

One question: are these listed in the order that you had them? Because there seems to be more shoving and ass-kicking as you get down the list...
funner'n a sack a weaselsmoominmolly on January 28th, 2010 05:19 pm (UTC)
These are *almost* in the order we did them. I like reposados because in general (IME blah blah) they have the most full, interesting character while still being RAAAR; I think we happened to hit upon an extremely wide selection of tequilas! Anyway, in order, it was:

Tierra / Purasangre
Oro Azul / Lapis (Oro Azul got immediately relegated to Behind The Nachos)
Casa Noble / AsomBroso
Tenoch / Chaya

They might have gotten more ass-kicking because we were basically headed up the price list as we went along. :)
unintentionally intimidatingcoraline on January 28th, 2010 05:11 pm (UTC)
i do not like tequila but i love how you wrote about it :)
the independent republic of nopantsistan: beerfraterrisus on January 28th, 2010 05:20 pm (UTC)
THIS IS RELEVANT TO MY INTERESTS

(also, best drink review post evar.)
crouchback on January 28th, 2010 10:30 pm (UTC)
Those are wonderful descriptions. I know which one I might have for my birthday.