Monday, July 27, 2015

Casamigos Blanco Tequila & Tequila Lime Shrimp

Unfortunately #NationalTequilaWeekend (I'm striving for it to get bigger every year!) has ended. I rounded out my weekend with some new tequila and a new recipe. Let's start with the Tequila Lime Shrimp.
Ingredients:
2 tablespoons blanco tequila
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/4 cup of olive oil
1 tsp garlic powder
black pepper to taste
1 lbs. shrimp
Wooden skewers

I found this recipe on Pinterest (as most of us do) and decided to give it a try. I used a gallon ziplock bag, threw all the ingredients in, and shook it up. I let the shrimp marinate for most of the day in the refrigerator. We had the grill heated up for some ribs we were cooking so we threw the shrimp on at the end. It took all of about 10 minutes for the shrimp to be ready to eat. Let me tell you, I am not really a shrimp eater.... but I ate more of these than anyone else! I loved them and so did the rest of my family. I even have a request to make them again.

Now on to the tequila! It was about time I tried a celebrity-owned tequila. I opted for Casamigos Blanco, which if you haven't heard is brought to us by Mr. George Clooney himself. I really dig the logo (I'm a fan of the agave plant look) and I purchased a nipper bottle. Frankly I had two other bottle of tequila in my fridge and didn't think buying another big bottle would be appropriate (notice I said HAD two bottles in the fridge :) ).
So is Casamigos worth all the celebrity hype? Casamigos is made at NOM1416 which means it comes from the same distillery as Avion and Clase Azul tequilas. The tequila clings to the bottle/glass like a good oily tequila should but I don't believe it lives up to the hype of the celebrities behind its name. Don't get me wrong, this tequila was enjoyable enough but not worth a heafty price tag. The blanco is crisp with hints of mint, citrus and agave. There is also a slight taste of vanilla, but its very slight. Because of the region where this tequila is grown, it isn't as sweet as say a Tres Agaves style. I say it's worth a try.... in the nipper size bottle. If you like that enough to buy a full size bottle go for it! I've noticed that the nipper bottles can be purchased at almost any liquor store.

Let me know what you think! Have you tried the shrimp? How about the tequila? I would love your feedback!
Happy Drinking!
Kate

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