Jose Cuervo “Top Shelf” Tequila Tasting Event at Salsa 17

Tequila Ambassador Explores 100% Blue Agave Tequilas and Custom Cocktails Paired with Mexican Fare

Thursday, August 26, 2010

$35 fee

Salsa 17 Mexican Grill and Margarita Bar will hold an informative tequila tasting event on Thursday, August 26 from 7:00-9:00pm. Led by Sonia Sotello, Tequila Ambassador for Jose Cuervo, this exciting event will discuss and taste Jose Cuervo Platino, Reserva de La Familia, Tradicional Reposado and Tradicional Silver tequilas neat as well as incorporated within custom tequila cocktails. Chef Jose Luna will provide an array of paired appetizers to enjoy throughout the tasting.

The fee of $35 will include tequila tastings, drinks and appetizers (menus listed below).

Jose Cuervo Tequila Tasting Reception Menu
Assorted passed hot and cold hors d’oeuvres
Shrimp ceviche with reserve de la familia tequila
Grilled oregano crusted lamb chops with mole Amarillo
Quesadillas de barbacoa avocado pico de gallo

Jose Cuervo 100% Blue Agave Tequila Tasting
Jose Cuervo Platino
Jose Cuervo Reserva de La Familia
Jose Cuervo Tradicional Reposado
Jose Cuervo Tradicional Silver

Jose Cuervo Tequila Tasting Reception Cocktails

Traditional Salty Dog
Cuervo Tradicional Silver, grapefruit juice, salted rim, served on the rocks

La Colorada
Cuervo Tradicional Reposado, Amaretto Disaronno, cranberry juice, served on the rocks

Tequila Sunrise
Cuervo Tradicional Reposado, orange juice, grenadine

Tequila Gimlet
Cuervo Tradicional Platino, Roses lime juice, served on the rocks

RSVPs may be made to or through Salsa 17 at 847-590-1122. Salsa 17 is located in downtown Arlington Heights and is just steps from the Metra rail.

Jose Cuervo
Jose Antonio de Cuervo was the first Tequila producer, obtaining the land from the King of Spain in 1758, before Mexico became an independent republic. In 1795, Jose María Guadalupe de Cuervo made the very first Vino Mezcal de Tequila de Jose Cuervo when he received the first official permit from the King of Spain to produce Tequila commercially. All Jose Cuervo Tequila is made in the central Mexican town of Tequila in the state of Jalisco. According to the DOT (Declaration for the Protection of the Denomination of Origin—this is the Mexican law that oversees the protection of Tequila), only alcoholic beverages made with Blue Agave or agave azul (Agave Tequilana Weber blue variety) grown in the states of Jalisco, Michoacan, Nayarit, Guanajuato and Tamaulipas can be labeled as Tequila. No agave grown outside this region, including other countries, can be used for any product labeled as “Tequila.” Real Tequila is made from a plant called Blue Agave. Only the Agave Azul Tequilana Weber variety (Blue Agave) can be used for Tequila. Classified by German botanist F. Weber in 1905, the Blue Agave is commonly mistaken for a cactus, but it is really a relative of the lily (amaryllis) family.

Salsa 17
17 W. Campbell St.
Arlington Heights, IL 60005


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