Mexican Independence Day

Mexican cuisine – Chiles en nogada

September 16th is Mexican Independence Day (no, it’s not Cinco de Mayo), and believe it or not Mexican and American Independence have quite a few things in common.

Both were seeking to overthrow a colonial government that had conquered the native peoples of that land – the British for the Americans, and the Spanish for the Mexicans.

In addition, both revolutions have a rallying cry “moment” that fanned the flames of freedom. The Mexican equivalent of the Boston Tea Party is “El Grito” – the day Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla called on Mexicans in the town of Dolores to rise up against the Spanish.

Hidalgo was already involved in the revolutionary movement and it was, in fact, José Bernardo Gutiérrez de Lara (the George Washington of Mexico) who asked Hidalgo to inspire people to revolution. On the 16th of September at 2:30 AM (having freed about 80 pro-independence inmates from jail), Hidalgo rang the church bells and gathered the populous and said (in essence): “Long live Our Lady of Guadalupe [symbol of the Indians’ faith], death to bad government, death to the gachupines [the Spaniards]!”.

Each year the President of the Mexican Republic shouts a version of “El Grito” from the balcony of the National Palace in Mexico City: “Viva México! Viva la Independencia! Vivan los héroes!” Everybody else celebrates with fireworks, bands and the odd glass of Tequila. We suggest you join them, raise a glass of Tres Agaves Tequila, and cheer, ‘Salud’!

Feliz Navidad and Happy Holidays!

Tequila Valley

As they say, it is the most wonderful time of the year!  We at Tres Agaves Products wish you a phenomenal holiday season, filled with everything you could ever wish for (hint hint…Tres Agaves Tequila!).

If you’re still deciding on what gifts to give your family, how about all the fixings for some fresh margaritas?  Lo and behold, our very own Tres Agaves Añejo Tequila is one of Your Tango’s “32 Amazing Christmas Gifts For Dads Who Are Hard To Shop For”.  Not shopping for Dad?  Well, good news: “Tres Agaves Blanco is one of the most awarded super-premium Tequilas on the market…it is perfect for holiday entertaining”, says AddictedtoSaving.com.

Well, what are you waiting for?  There are holidays to celebrate!  ¡Salud!

National Tequila Day

Three tequila bottles

From everyone at Tres Agaves, happy National Tequila Day!  There are many, many important holidays but today is an extraordinarily special one.  Did you know that Tequila is one of the fastest growing Spirits in the United States?  Well, now you do!  More and more, people are appreciating the history- and flavor-rich spirit made from the Blue Weber Agave.  If you’d like to visit the region whose spirit we celebrate, check out this article on visiting Tequila Valley by Meredith Heil.

We are proud to produce excellent, 100% de Agave Tequila for your enjoyment.  Whether it’s our unaged Blanco to our 18-month, Kentucky Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey barrel-aged Añejo, we hope you enjoy our Tequila every day of the year.  But especially on National Tequila Day!

Fourth of July All Week(end) Long

Fireworks

Our calendar says the Fourth of July was yesterday (Wednesday), but we’re being extra generous with our vacation and celebrating the holiday all week long.  So whether or not you took the week off or are counting down the days until the weekend, the festive spirit is still strong.  Fireworks, grilling, and thirst quenching cocktails…three things that go oh so well together and aren’t calendar dependent.

Get your celebration on with the Blueberry Mint Limonada.  Not only is this cocktail sweet and refreshing beyond comparison, it stars Tres Agaves Blanco Tequila, helping bring you everything you’d want in a summer cocktail.

Mexico on to the Round of 16

Even falling 3-0 to Sweden was not enough to hold back the Mexico National Team from advancing to the 2018 World Cup Round of 16.  Thanks to South Korea’s 2-0 win over defending 2014 World Cup Champions, Germany, Mexico will move from the Group Stage into the Round of 16, facing Brazil the morning of Monday, July 2nd.   Mexico will have to deliver strong defensive play in order to best Neymar and the rest of the Brazil National Team.

Lucky for us, we don’t have to worry about playing soccer next week.  The only hard part is deciding which cocktail to drink while watching the game.  We’ve taken care of that for you; grab some Tres Agaves Blanco Tequila and cocktail-ready Tres Agaves Agave Nectar and make your own Cowboy Coffee to get you in the zone for Mexico vs. Brazil.

Decisions Decisions

If you’re in one of the eight states that are holding elections today, we know you may have had to make some tough decisions. At Tres Agaves, we’re used to that. We frequently find ourselves wondering, should we make a Manhattan Mexicano with Tres Agaves Añejo Tequila, or a Paloma with Tres Agaves Reposado Tequila?

We know, we know, after all the thinking that goes in to voting in state and local elections, who has time to make another difficult choice? Luckily you have us here at Tres Agaves to help you out. The obvious choice is… well, we don’t know either. We just know that you can’t go wrong with either one.

So make yourself a cocktail and celebrate the fact that you don’t have to worry about voting for another four months. FOUR MONTHS?? How is that even possible? Maybe we’ll treat ourselves to two drinks tonight.

The Perfect Post-Memorial Day Weekend Cocktail

Sometimes the best part of a long weekend is the short week that follows. Even so, there are times when even that feels a bit too long. If you find yourself needing to recharge before tackling Wednesday through Friday, treat yourself to a Tres Agaves Fresh Margarita tonight. With Certified Organic Cocktail-Ready Agave Nectar and Tres Agaves Blanco Tequila, it’s the perfect evening pick-me up.

Since it doesn’t contain high-fructose corn syrup or any other natural ingredients, it won’t leave you feeling sticky and gross after. Plus, a little shaking is the perfect amount of exercise for a Tuesday night. And definitely don’t forget the fresh lime juice!

Here’s to hoping everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day, and cheers to the summer. We’re happy to have you enjoying it with Tres Agaves Tequila and Tres Agaves Organic Cocktail Mixers. ¡Salud!

Notes & Words and Tres Agaves

Tres Agaves is proud to have extended its partnership with Notes & Words—a benefit to support UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Foundation—to five years. As is custom, Notes & Words boasted top-level talent with this year’s line up including Dave Grohl, George Saunders, Kelly Corrigan and more!

You can find links to the Dave Grohl’s performance (featuring a special guest!) here. Notes & Words are also close to their donation goal of two million dollars; if you’re able, please take a moment and donate and help them bring healthcare to children in the Bay Area and across the world.

In addition to the top-tier talent on stage, the Tres Agaves bar was full of superstars. We were pouring the classic lime Tres Agaves Margarita, the Tres Agaves Strawberry Margarita, and the Manhattan Mexicano. You’ll want to be sure to try those out for yourself next time you have a party.

You can like Notes & Words Facebook, as well as follow UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital on Twitter.