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Beware of the hangover
Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila
Member Name: jipp05
Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila
Date: 30/10/12, updated on 30/10/12 (94 review reads)
Advantages: Tastes great and has a lovely consitency and colour
Disadvantages: Gives me a hangover
If I have to drink spirits then my drink of choice is Tequila and more specifically gold tequila. Tequila is made from the blue agave plant that is found in Mexico and this is what gives tequila its distinctive flavouring.
My brand of choice is Jose Cuervo Especial Gold Tequila. It isn't the cheapest tequila out there but nor is it the most expensive and I think that it gives a good balance between price and quality and trust me with bad tequila you can really taste the difference.
Jose Cuervo Especial Gold Tequila is the number one selling tequila in the world and for good reason I think.
It has a much better look, smell and more importantly taste than most other tequilas (with the exception of Patron but this is much more expensive and harder to come by) and the price is pretty good too. It costs in the region of £11.50 to £12.00 for a 50cl bottle so isn't too expensive but the price doesn't reflect on the quality whatsoever.
As soon as you pour the tequila you can see just how thick it is and what a fantastic amber colour it has. It isn't watery and thin but is instead thick and gloopy and almost resembles a cough syrup in consistency.
When you drink it you also notice the thickness and can feel it coating your throat on its way down. It always reminds me a little bit of whiskey not in taste but in the fact that you get that same warming burn as it goes down. This to me is the mark of a good tequila and luckily the taste is much nicer than whiskey is.
The best way to drink tequila is straight with no mixers and most people probably have some memories of having shots of tequila in bars with lime and salt. Another way to drink it as a shot is to substitute the lime and the salt for orange segments and cinnamon. This just gives the tequila a different flavouring and does make it a bit more palatable for some people who think it is too strong on its own.
The other way to enjoy it is in a cocktail and a margarita is the most famous and in my opinion the nicest cocktail to make with tequila. Rim a martini glass with some salt and then add two shots of Jose Cuervo, one shot of cointreu and a shot of lime juice. Everyone has their own way of making a margarita but this is my way and I think it makes the perfect margarita that is a combination of sour and sweet at the same time and also really refreshing and tasty.
A lot of people are scared of tequila as they think that they are going to get a bottle with a worm in it. The worm is a bit of an urban legend and doesn't actually come in bottles of tequila that we buy and most definitely not in bottle of Jose Cuervo and instead these worms are saved for Mexican spirits that are similar to tequila but mainly ones that are produced and sold locally in Mexico. I actually like the idea of the worm and would love to find a bottle containing one but no such luck yet. Maybe if I get to visit Mexico I will be able to buy myself one.
The alcohol content in Jose Cuervo Especial Gold Tequila is 40% so it is strong and a few shots is enough to get me drunk but then again I have always been a bit of a lightweight when it comes to handling my liquor which isn't the best thing for a Scotsman to admit. In a margarita I find that it is also strong but because the cocktail is so tasty I find that I drink much more this way and end up paralytic after a few thinking that I haven't had that many.
The only problem with Jose Cuervo is that I find that this particular brand gives me more of a hangover than some others if I have overindulged. On something like vodka I am fine but when I have been drinking this I always wake up feeling like death. This of course is my own fault for having too much but I do wish that it didn't affect me quite as much as it does.
Jose Cuervo Especial Gold Tequila is a premium brand of tequila that is marketed and sold as a mass market brand in disguise. This can easily compete with those expensive tequilas that cost three or four times as much. It won't be to every ones taste as a drink but it certainly is to mine. It is a fantastic drink to have at a bar or as a cocktail in the house and a couple of shots of it is certainly going to get any party started.
Summary: Beware of the hangover the next day
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