Partida: The legacy of tequila
Partida Tequila is authentic estate-grown premium tequila, made from 100% blue agave in the heart of Mexico’s historic tequila region. In the village of Amatitán, the birthplace of tequila, the Partida Estate produces four distinctive tequilas: blanco (not aged), reposado (aged six months), añejo (aged 18 months) and the recently released Extra Añejo Elegante (aged 36 months).
Partida’s entire line was awarded gold and a rating of “exceptional” by the Beverage Tasting Institute at the International Review of Spirits competition. Partida earned “classic”, the highest recommendation of 96-100 points across the board in Wine Enthusiast’s 2008 Tequila Report.
In the Spirit Journal, the blanco, reposado and añejo Partida Tequilas were awarded five out of five stars by F. Paul Pacult, one of the world’s most respected authorities in the wine and spirits world.
1 1/2 oz Partida Reposado Tequila
1 1/2 oz fresh Ruby Red grapefruit juice
1/2 oz orange liqueur
1/2 oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1/2 oz French Cassis
Shake the first four ingredients in a shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Dribble the French Cassis down the inside of the glass so it will settle at the bottom.
1 1/2 oz Partida Blanco Tequila
3/4 oz orange liqueur
1 oz fresh-squeezed lime juice
6 slices of cucumber, skinned
2 to 3 slices of jalapeno
1/4 oz simple syrup
In a shaker, muddle the cucumber, jalapeno, lime juice and simple syrup. Add ice, Partida Blanco Tequila and orange liqueur. Shake and strain into an old-fashioned glass and garnish with cucumber slices fanned out.
2 oz Tabasco or Cholula Hot Sauce
1 oz lime juice
7 oz orange juice
2 oz grapefruit juice
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons fresh ground pepper
15 oz tomato juice
1 jalapeno (cut in half with seeds)
Combine all the ingredients in a pitcher and stir. Let the mix sit for 15 to 30 minutes to develop heat. Discard the jalapeno pieces and refrigerate until ready serve. Serve with Partida Tequila neat.