Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with Herradura Tequila

Founded by Ambrosio Rosales and Aurelio Lopez, Casa Herradura is one of the oldest and most respected producers of tequila, which many believe, delivers the world’s highest quality, most authentic tequila experience because of the expertise and leadership it has developed since 1870.

Located and produced in the heart of Mexico’s tequila region, in the tiny town of Amatitan, Jalisco, Tequila Herradura is 100% blue agave tequila carefully crafted using traditional methods, such as cooking the agave in clay ovens and fermenting naturally with wild yeast.

This sophisticated process delivers a rich, smooth and unexpected taste that evokes memories of our agave fields. Tequila Herradura is all natural and estate bottled and includes:

Herradura Silver ~ Aged for 45 days in American oak barrels, the touch of oak gives a light straw color and hint of vanilla with a warm finish. Ideal for margaritas, Herradura Blanco is smooth and surprising with a rich flavor of agave that is certain to ignite your senses.

Herradura Reposado ~ Aged for 11 months, a full nine months longer than required by Mexican law, Herradura Reposado is deep in color with a cinnamon and oak aroma that provokes a rich, smooth and unexpected mild taste. Herradura Reposado can enhance various meals for a delectable cuisine experience and can be enjoyed mixed or neat in a snifter. Casa Herradura introduced the first Reposado to the commercial market in 1974.

Herradura Añejo ~ Aged for 25 months, 13 months longer than the industry standard. Its deep copper color hints to its oaky, spicy taste, which is apparent at the sniff of this refined expression and lingers on even after the first sip. Enjoyed like a fine Cognac or bourbon, Herradura Añejo is truly one of the world’s finest ultra premium spirits.

Herradura Selección Suprema ~ Aged for more than 49 months in American oak barrels, Casa Herradura introduced the first Extra Añejo, Selección Suprema in 1995. Very dark copper in color with an intense aroma of brown spice and floral notes, this tequila gives a creamy, soft finish with a long aftertaste. From the bottle design to the creamy and soft consistency, Herradura Selección Suprema is a delight to each sense. The result is an enormously complex, world class sipping tequila.

With this portfolio of ultra premium products certain to satisfy even the most discriminating palate, Tequila Herradura, imported by Brown-Forman of Louisville, KY, can be appreciated as part of a margarita or other mixed cocktail, by itself in a snifter, or as an ingredient in one of many delicious summer recipes.

CASA HERRADURA BAY SCALLOP CEVICHE by Chef Mark Williams, Brown-Forman Corporation

Serves: 8

Ingredients

1 pound fresh bay scallops

1 cups fresh lime juice

½ cup Casa Herradura Silver Tequila

3 tbs. diced white onion

1 cup ripe tomatoes, diced into 1/2 inch pieces

1 cup fresh tomatillos, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces

Fresh hot green chiles (2 to 3 serranos or 1 to 2 jalapenos), stemmed, seeded and finely chopped

1/3 cup chopped cilantro, plus a few leaves for garnish

1 to 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Salt

 

Directions

In a 1 1/2-quart glass or stainless steel bowl, combine the scallops, lime juice, casa herradura tequila and onion. Use enough juice to cover the fish and allow it to float freely; too little juice means unevenly “cooked” fish. Cover and refrigerate for about 4 hours, until the scallops no longer look raw .in a large bowl, mix together the tomatoes, green chiles, cilantro, olives and olive oil. Stir in the first ingredients and season with salt, usually about 1/2 teaspoon. Cover and refrigerate until serving time. Serve in a margarita or martini glass rimmed with coarse salt.

 

 

CASA HERRADURA BEEF ARRACHERA (Grilled Garlic-Marinated Flank Steak with Lime) by Chef Mark Williams

Ingredients

Marinade:

3 pounds flank steak

3 tablespoons finely chopped garlic

3 tablespoons olive oil

½ cup Casa Herradura Reposada Tequila

¼ cup fresh lime juice coarse

Salt to taste

Use when grilling:

1 tablespoon coarse salt

½ tablespoon ground cumin

½ tablespoon ground black pepper

 

Preparation

Whisk together marinade ingredients above Marinate steaks, covered and chilled, at least 30 minutes and up to 1 day. Prepare grill. Season steaks generously with seasonings and grill on a rack set 5 to 6 inches over glowing coals 2 to 3 minutes on each side for medium-rare, or cook in a sauté pan set over medium high heat for the same amount of time. Transfer steaks to a cutting board and drizzle with lime juice. Let steaks stand, uncovered, 5 to 10 minutes and with a sharp knife cut diagonally across grain into thin slices. Serve steak with sauce below.

 

CHIPOTLE PICO DE GALLO

Servings: Makes about 3 cups

Ingredients

1/4 cup fresh lime juice

2 teaspoons minced canned chipotle chilies in adobo sauce

4 garlic cloves, minced

2 cups chopped seed tomatoes

1 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

¼ cup Casa Herradura Tequila

 

Preparation

Combine fresh lime juice, chipotle chilies and minced garlic in large bowl. Add chopped tomatoes, onion, tequila and fresh cilantro. Season to taste with salt. Let pico de gallo stand 1 hour at room temperature to allow flavors to develop.

 

CASA HERRADURA SUMMER GARDEN GAZPACHO by Chef Mark Williams

Serves: 6

Ingredients

2 large tomatoes (about 1 pound)

1 large cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded

1 medium onion

1 large roasted red bell pepper (available in jars)

3 cups tomato juice

1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

½ cup fresh squeezed lime juice

1/3 cup rice wine or apple cider vinegar

¼ cup Casa Herradura Silver Tequila

1/4 cup olive oil

1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

 

Preparation

Cut 1 tomato, 1/2 cucumber and 1/2 onion into 1-inch pieces and transfer to processor. Add bell pepper and puree. Transfer to bowl. Add tomato juice, cilantro, vinegar, Casa Herradura Tequila, oil and hot pepper sauce. Seed remaining tomato. Dice remaining tomato and cucumber and onion halves and add to soup. Season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate. (Can be prepared 2 days ahead.) Serve well chilled.

 

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HERRADURA SPLASH (only 98 calories!)

Named for the refreshment it provides, the Herradura Splash combines the sweet flavor of pineapple, tangy flavor of cranberry and the rich taste of Herradura Silver making it perfect for the hot summer season. The Herradura Splash is a burst of flavor that is sure to make anyone feel relaxed while they lounge by the pool, lake, on the sand or just about anywhere outdoors.

Ingredients

1.25 ounces Herradura Silver

2 ounces Light pineapple Juice

2 ounces Light cranberry Juice

Splash of diet lemon-lime soda

 

Preparation

In a cocktail shaker, add ice, tequila, juices, lemon-lime soda, and shake. Serve over ice.

 

HERRADURA SUGAR AND SPICE MARGARITA (great accompaniment for outdoor barbeques and grilling!)

Ingredients

2 oz Herradura Reposado

½ oz Agave nectar

½ oz Fresh squeezed lime juice

1 oz Mango Juice

Cayenne salt (mix cayenne to salt ratio of 1:4)

Glass: Coupe

Garnish: Cayenne salt rim

Method

1.) Gently wipe a lime wedge round the rim of a chilled coupe glass and lightly press into a plate of cayenne salt; take care to shake off any lumps of cayenne.

2.) Place add liquid ingredient into a cocktail shaker, fill with ice and shake vigorously.

3.) Strain into a chilled coupe glass taking care not to disturb the cayenne salt rim

 

 

HERRADURA REFRESHER

Ingredients

2 oz Herradura Silver

½ oz Freshly squeezed lime juice

½ oz Simple syrup

1 inch Cucumber (diced)

6-8 mint leaves

Top soda

Glass: Hi-ball

Garnish: Cucumber disc and a mint sprig

Method

1.) Place mint then cucumber into a cocktail shaker and gently crush with a muddler.

2.) Add the Herradura Silver, simple syrup and lime juice to the shaker.

3.) Fill shaker with Ice and shake vigorously to break down the mint and cucumber

4.) Strain through a fine strainer (to remove all the little bits of mint) into a Hi-ball glass filled with cubed ice and top with soda.

5.) Garnish with a cucumber disc and a mint sprig.

 

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