From fields of agave harvested by hand to the roasted hearts of this desert plant, fermented into a traditional Mexican spirit, making artisanal tequila is a beautiful thing. Here's a look at the process in pictures.
WORDS AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY CINDA CHAVICH
Copyright Cinda Chavich
EL DUELO: A SPECIAL TEQUILA COCKTAIL RECIPE
A specialty of Casa Herradura is the El Duelo margarita , with tangy tamarind juice and aged Reposado tequila, in a glass rimmed in spicy salty Tajin chili, another classic Mexican flavour combination.
Ingredients: 2 parts Tequila Herradura 1 part fresh lime juice ½-¾ parts agave nectar (to taste) ½ part Tamarind nectar
Rim half of coupe glass with Tajin Chili. Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously to chill. Strain into glass.