Pasote is a Jalisco Highlands Tequila
by Andrew Chalk
Pasote is a handcrafted, distinctively herbal Jalisco Highlands tequila from Sonoma-based négociant, 3 Badge Beverage Corp. Pasote Tequila is inspired by the Aztecs, who were among the most loyal, fiercest warriors in history. Victories and sacrifices were celebrated by drinking the sacred agave plant and their pasote spirit lives on in this tequila.
Pasote uses only natural ingredients, including 100% estate grown blue agave, pure rainwater, natural spring water and neutral aging barrels with no color or flavor additives to produce an incredibly pure tequila with clean, roasted agave flavors.
· Blanco (SRP $49) – Utterly clean and clear, the first impression of this beautifully balanced blanco is that you’re drinking liquid light. Crisp, zesty citrus dominates the foreground, unfolding mid-palate to pure succulent blue agave.
· Reposado (SRP $59) – Rich with softly mellowed flavors. The fruit-forward taste of roasted agave melds with fresh floral notes and subtle hints of sweet vanilla. Aged 8 months in American oak.
Cocktail example... Prickly Pear Paloma
2 oz. Pasote Reposado Tequila
.25 oz. Ferrand Dry Curaçao
.5 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
.75 oz. Grapefruit Juice
.5 oz. Liquid Alchemist Prickly Pear Syrup
Fever Tree Grapefruit Soda
Combine all ingredients into a shaker tin, add ice, cap and shake vigorously. Dump contents of shaker into your glass, top with a splash of Grapefruit Soda and garnish with a fresh lime wedge.