Tequila's like Jean-Claude Van Damme: just as the VD's brilliant-but-pigeonholing Bloodsport performance has thwarted his dream of playing Hamlet, tequila's shot-tasticness deludes drinkers into assuming it can't carry a sophisticated cocktail. Here to silence the doubters: the flavors of Jose Cuervo.
Jose Cuervo's Oranjo, Citrico, and Tropiña are even better than Jean-Claude: they're the Baldwin Brothers of tequilas -- premium, smooth, slightly sweet, each a unique variation on the other's distinctive flavor. In a leading role, Cuervo Oranjo's dexterous enough to be mixed with everything from ginger ale to peach liqueur. Cuervo Tropiña can get down with cola, hazelnut liqueur, or a wisely repurposed energy drink. And with a small supporting cast, Cuervo Citrico can become a martini burly enough to put Sean Connery's hair on Roger Moore's chest.
Of course, any of these celebriquilas work splendidly with the classic agave-based concoction, the Cuervo Tequila Sunrise.
1.5 oz Cuervo Flavored Tequila
4 oz orange juice
Splash of cranberry juice
Make one today. Then rent 1988's Tequila Sunrise, starring Mel Gibson, Kurt Russell, and Michelle Pfeiffer -- a truly versatile actress, who also mixes wonderfully with tequila.
JOSE CUERVO Flavored Tequila. 40% Alc/Vol. © 2007 Imported by Heublein, Norwalk, CT under license from the trademark owner. Please Drink Responsibly.