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Cinco de Mayo Media Lunch with Tequila Don Julio

Last week, Don Julio and Master Distiller Enrique de Colsa hosted a media lunch at Sable Restaurant here in Chicago. I stopped by prepared for an afternoon of good food and even better Tequila. Enrique de Colsa came all the way from Mexico to talk about the brand and how Don Julio makes their “Infamous” Tequila.

Cinco de Mayo lunch with Tequila Don Julio

Our tasting included:

  • Don Julio: Blanco-Crisp Agave Flavor, Clean, Dry Finish
  • Don Julio Anejo: Butterscotch, Wild Honey, Lightly Spiced Finish, Aged 18 Months
  • Don Julio 70: Clear and Smooth with Traditional Hints of Vanilla, Honey and Toasted Oak Aged 18 months.
  • Don Julio 1942:Caramel & Toffee, Vanilla Fragrance, Sweet Agave-Laced Finish and Aged for 2.5 years.

Cinco de Mayo lunch with Tequila Don Julio

After the tasting it was time to pair the food with Don Julio cocktails! Now this is how you do lunch!
Cinco de Mayo lunch with Tequila Don Julio

We ate Tuna Tartar Tostados, Sausage Flatbread and other delicious dishes from Sable Restaurant.Specialty Flatbread

My favorite cocktail for the afternoon was Ice and Fire, it was the perfect combination of a sweet and sour cocktail. Ice and Fire included: Don Julio Blanco, agave nectar, lime, cucumber and sriracha. I will definitely be making these at home.

Cinco de Mayo lunch with Tequila Don JulioCinco de Mayo lunch with Tequila Don JulioCinco de Mayo lunch with Tequila Don Julio

Another cocktail we tried was the Eli Wallach cocktail, this was made up of: Don Julio Anejo, Green Chartreuse, Anogostura, and Demerara. This cocktail is not for the faint of heart.Cinco de Mayo lunch with Tequila Don JulioLastly, for dessert we enjoyed Dark Chocolate Souffle Cake and Banana Cream Tart paired with Don Julio 1942. All in all, I had a great time learning about Tequila Don Julio, it’s probably one of the smoothest tequilas around. To learn more about Don Julio go here.

About the author

Raijean Stroud

Fashion, beauty & lifestyle blogger based in Chicago and founder of Swa-Rai.com, Swa-Rai Media Group and Bleeding Heart Project. Launched in 2010, Swa-Rai discusses a range of topics including: fashion, beauty and lifestyle experiences which includes travel, tech, family, dining and so much more! When not in Chicago, Raijean can be found traveling around the country covering some of the hottest events! She can be spotted in places such as New York for covering events such as Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week, Las Vegas for CES (Consumer Electronics Show), LA for Lucky FABB and more! When she's not traveling she's in Chicago, interviewing celebrities and covering exclusive events.

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