Blackberry on High

There are hundreds of tequilas on the market, but only a few deserve to be featured at 3st of the Month. One of those is Avión Tequila. Why? There's a few reasons we think it's so good, so let us tell you...

Avión is made with estate-grown agave from the town of Jesus Maria in Jalisco, Mexico. It's located at the highest point in the Los Altos region of Jalisco, Mexico. Jesus Maria is the most desirable region for tequila production due to the climate, rich soil and high elevation. Then they take the heart of these agave plants and slowly roast them in brick ovens for THREE DAYS! Some tequilas use a steam autoclave process to cook and others may only cook for up to two days. This process results in bringing out the natural sweetness of the agave. After that they distill in small batches using traditional pot stills. And finally, they use a special slow filtration process that removes that infamous 'tequila burn.' Try it at our next 3st of the Month for yourself and tell us what you think!

 

equipment:

cocktail shaker
muddler
strainer
fine mesh strainer
high ball glass

ingredients:

3 oz Avión Silver Tequila
2-4 fresh blackberries, depending on size
.75 oz Collins Blackberry Liqueur
.75 oz fresh-squeezed lime juice
.25 oz agave nectar
blackberries for garnish


method:

Start by placing the blackberries in the bottom of the cocktail shaker and muddling them to release the juices. Add the tequila, blackberry liqueur, lime juice and agave nectar before filling with ice. Cover the shaker and shake like hell for about 15-20 seconds. Fill your glass with ice and strain through a fine mesh strainer to remove all the seeds. Garnish with fresh blackberries.