The Frontera Margarita Man

martini man

Frontera Bar & Grill serves a wide range of premium and super premium 100% blue agave tequila. This here is the official Frontera Margarita Man, who has served thousands of margaritas during his tenure at the bar.

speedy gonzalez

The Speedy Gonzalez is a cocktail with Red Bull, watermelon liquor and Sauza 100% pure blue agave tequila. It’s under the Hornitos label and packs a real punch. The Red Bull (caffeine and Taurine) gives a slightly stimulating aspect to offset the CNS depressant qualities of the Sauza Hornitos tequila.

Watch the Speedy Gonzolez being made live! You can’t taste the alcohol inside, and the stimulants make you feel like you’re not feeling the alcohol too, but you are – a drink to watch out for. :)

patron xo cafe

The Patron Spirits Company also makes coffee liqueur, which I didn’t know until I went to Frontera. Dubbed the Patron XO Cafe, it’s like Kahlua, except this coffee liqueur weighs in at a whopping 40% alcohol! It can be sipped neat and taste a hell of a lot better than Kahlua.

stealth bomber

Frontera Bar & Grill also makes a mean B-52 with Patron XO Cafe instead of Kahlua. This doubles the alcohol content so I think it should be dubbed the B2 Spirit “Stealth Bomber” instead. It’s a shooter with B-52 “Stratofortress” ingredients with the Kahlua substituted with the premium Patron XO Cafe.

gran patron

The tequila based drinks at Frontera is sweetened with agave syrup instead of sugar syrup so the taste of agave is preserved. It’s really a good concept, and a great place for tequila based cocktails. The unopened Gran Patron Platinum at the front costs RM 1,400 per bottle. Larry didn’t let me taste it though. ;) It’s understandable – he hasn’t had the chance to sample it himself.

generations tequila

Tequila is underrated in Malaysia due to the non-premium brands flooding the market but tasting the premium and super premium brands has given me much respect for this drink from Mexico.

frontera me doris

Check it out at Frontera Bar & Grill @ Jaya One.

Herradura Tequila – Silver, Reposado, Anejo, Suprema

herradura tequila

Herradura is one of the premium tequila brands from
Mexico and is considered by many to be the best Mexican tequila in the
market. It is near impossible to get it over here in Malaysia, but the Cooknengr [cooknengr.com] himself passed me the range of Herradura all natural 100% blue agave tequila samplers bottles the last time he came back from the United States.

Herradura Silver
This tasted spicy, with strong hints of pepper (?) which lasted into
the after taste. Herradura is a great, high quality tequila – it’s not
something you down with a chaser. Herradura Silver is the lowest range
of tequila (aged for just 40 days) from the legendary Herradura estate
and it still beats other tequila brands by a long shot (no pun
intended).

Herradura Reposado
The reposado or “rested” aged (for less than a year) tequila from
Herradura has a more complex flavor compared to the plata/blanca
“silver” range. There is a noticeable gold color compared to the
Herradura Silver range and the taste is more mellow compared to the
peppery taste of the former. It leaves a noticeable long but pleasant
finish on the palate.

Herradura Anejo
Herradura Anejo is aged for 2 years (one year longer than the Mexican
government regulations before a tequila can be called “Anejo”) and this
aging process translates well to the tequila. I never expected tequila
to be aged like other premium liquors, and I was pleasantly surprised.
The dark rich golden tequila imparts an oak aged flavor (and a bit of a
bite) to the palate. It’s great!

Herradura Suprema
The Herradura Suprema range is the top shelf range of tequila from
Herradura and it comes in a slightly different bottle design.
Unfortunately, it was lost in transit (read: someone else drank it) so
I’m unable to compare this to the other three tequilas from Herradura.
I was not exactly sober that night and I think someone nicked it while
they were looking at the bottles. Damn it, they just had to take the
best one. :p

herradura tequila agave

The Herradura (which means horseshoe) range of tequilas is a great
sampler of tequilas – it’s quality tequila made from 100% blue agave
that’ll forever change the way you view tequila. Tequila isn’t just a
liquor to drink in shots followed by chasers (that stereotype probably
originates from cheap tequila) but can be a great flavorful liquor that
can be enjoyed by sipping it neat.

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