Day of the Dead Weekend Tasting, featuring Exotico Tequila

This Saturday, November 2nd, celebrate Día de los Muertos with Exotico Tequila and Wyatt’s Wet Goods. Wyatt’s is hosting a very special Tequila Tasting featuring this premium brand.

Exotico is handcrafted with 100% Blue Agave in the highlands of Jalisco by the Gonzalez Distillery – a traditional family distillery spanning three generations and one of Mexico’s most respected makers of tequila.

And why not go for the ultimate Exotico Tequila pairing of Marco’s Hot Dogs! This hometown favorite, located on 17th Street, one block east of Main, will be serving their famous Tijuana-style bacon-wrapped hot dogs to tequila tasters after 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., in front of the store.

And if that wasn’t enough, what goes better with tequila and weiners than free face painting? We’ll have that, too!

Tasting hours for this free event on Saturday, November 2 event will be from noon-4:45 pm, at Wyatt’s Outlaw Saloon, in the back of the store.

All Exotico products will be on sale! Exotico 1.75L bottles will be $24.99, with a $3 Mail-in Rebate, and a free bottle of Jarritos with purchase.

As always, all participants must present valid I.D.

Happy National Margarita Day 2019!

February 22 is National Margarita Day. If you haven’t already, raise a glass in cheer!

Like many classic cocktails, the origin of the Margarita is mired in legend.

One of the earliest tales of its invention is that in 1938, Carlos “Danny” Herrera created the drink at his restaurant, Rancho La Gloria, for aspiring actress and former Ziegfeld dancer Marjorie King who was allergic to other spirits but not tequila. Herrera combined the elements of a traditional tequila shot—a lick of salt and a wedge of lime—and turned them into the refreshing drink.

Another story describes the Margarita being invented in late 1941, at Hussong’s Cantina in Ensenada, Mexico, by bartender Don Carlos Orozco. One afternoon, Margarita Henkel, the daughter of the then German ambassador visited the establishment and Orozco offered her an experimental cocktail consisting of equal parts tequila, Mexican orange liqueur, and lime, shaken and served over ice in a salt-rimmed glass. She liked it so much, he decided to name it after her.

There are also claims that the inventor was Dallas socialite Margarita Sames, who made the drink for her guests at her vacation home in Acapulco in 1948. Tommy Hilton reportedly enjoyed it so much he brought the cocktail back and added it to the bar menu at his hotel chain.

Tequila giant Jose Cuervo ran an ad campaign in 1945 with the slogan “Margarita: It’s more than a girl’s name.” According to the Cuervo company, it was invented in 1938 by a bartender in honor of Mexican showgirl Rita de la Rosa.

Whatever its actual inception, the Margarita has been hailed for decades as the perfect alcoholic combination of sweet, salty, sour, and bitter and is the most popular tequila-based cocktail in the United States.

The simplest way to make one is to remember the “3-2-1 Rule”: three parts tequila, two parts of quality Triple Sec (an orange liqueur like Cointreau) and one-part lime juice. Shake with ice and serve.

To enhance your experience, try Solerno, a Sicilian blood orange liqueur, as your Triple Sec component or try Grand Marnier for a smoother drink with the refined flavors of its cognac base.

Margaritas can be served on the rocks, frozen, and with or without a salted rim. The important part is to enjoy them and have fun.

Day of the Dead Tasting, featuring Suerte Tequila

This Thursday, November 1st, celebrate Día de los Muertos with Suerte Tequila and Wyatt’s Wet Goods. Wyatt’s is hosting a very special Tequila Tasting featuring this premium brand with local ties.

Suerte Tequila (which means “luck” in Spanish) was founded by two partners from Boulder who teamed with a family distillery in the high country of Jalisco, Mexico, to produce and market their small batch, single estate, handcrafted tequila.

And why not go for the ultimate Suerte Tequila pairing of Marco’s Hot Dogs! This hometown favorite, located on 17th Street, one block east of Main, will be serving Wyatt’s customers their famous Tijuana-style bacon-wrapped hot dogs from 4-6 pm, in front of the store.

Tasting hours for this free event on Thursday, November 1 event, will be from 4-6:45 pm, at Wyatt’s Outlaw Saloon, in the back of the store.

All Suerte products will be on sale!

As always, all participants must present valid I.D.

Suerte Tequila is a lucky find for your Day of the Dead celebration

One of the hottest brands of tequila has a Colorado connection.

Suerte Tequila (which means “luck” in Spanish) was founded by two partners from Boulder who teamed with a family distillery in the high country of Jalisco, Mexico, to produce and market their small batch, single estate, handcrafted tequila.

Suerte has become a growing force in the craft tequila market, while garnering a collection of awards. But this hasn’t led to a mass commercialization of their production process. They don’t rush their product for cost efficiency, taking pride in a quality, artisanal experience.

The 100% Blue Weber Agave used at Suerte’s distillery is hand harvested and roasted in brick ovens instead of quick steaming in stainless steel autoclaves. The agave is then slow crushed using a large traditional stone tahona wheel. Gravity powered micron filters, instead of pump-pushed charcoal filtering, make certain their tequila retains the true flavor of the agave and the full terroir from its birthplace.

Suerte features three double distilled types. Their Blanco is rested for a minimum of two months in stainless steel tanks prior to bottling. It delivers a silken finish with pleasing herbal, citrus, and sweet notes that make it ideal for sipping or enjoying in a traditional Mexican cocktail like the Paloma.

Suerte Reposado is aged in charred American white oak whiskey barrels for seven months. This perfect combination of resting time, oak exposure, and the pure agave create a robust bouquet of aromas that include subtle plum, butterscotch, and oak notes. Try it neat, or in an authentic, made from scratch margarita.

Suerte Añejo pushes the boundaries of Reposado style, further aging their tequila in charred American oak whiskey barrels for twenty-four months, twice as long as the industry standard. Its complex, full-bodied flavor carries a moderate wood presence, with hints of berry, chocolate, and mint to complement the underlying essence of the agave. Put away the shot glass and enjoy this one is a snifter to fully appreciate the sweet awards of its aroma.

If you’re looking for a quality tequila for your upcoming Day of the Dead celebration, give Suerte a shot. You can get yours at larger local liquors stores, like Wyatt’s Wet Goods, that always offer you an outstanding selection of items for the adventurous drinker. When it comes to selection, more is always merrier.