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Shredz Recommends

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TEQUILA RECOMMENDATIONS

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I get many questions about which tequila to buy and at varying price points. So as a Tequila Consultant I have compiled a listing of tequila and mezcal recommendations that I personally have tried and believe are both delicious and hold true to the discerning  Gato Agavero spirit.

All tequila and mezcal images, descriptions and logos are the property of their respective brands.  For the most current information and a deeper understanding of each, links go directly to each brand site.  Pricing shown is an average of multiple sources and should be used as a reference as pricing may vary. This is not a direct-to-buy webpage but rather a fun look at what could very likely be on the bar shelves at the Gato.

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Blancos

1800 Silver

Made from 100% Weber blue agave — aged for 8-12 years and harvested at their peak. The liquid is double distilled, and a special selection of white tequilas is blended together for added complexity and character.

$30

Reposados

Cabo Wabo Reposado

Founded by rock legend Sammy Hagar, Cabo Wabo produces premium traditional tequila in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico. Aged between 4 and 6 months, the Reposado expression is bold yet balanced with agave, spice, and citrus notes.

$46

Other

Casa Dragones Joven

Subtle floral and citrus aroma on the nose followed by sweet roasted agave. The palate is soft and smooth with hints of vanilla and spiced undertones, balanced with delicate notes of pear.

$270

Reposados

Casa Noble Reposado

This tequila azul reposado has aromas of vanilla and lemongrass that balance with flavors of sweet cooked agave and toasted oak and is aged for 364 days in French white oak barrels and triple distilled in small batches.

$50

Reposados

Clase Azul Reposado

While you're sipping your Clase Azul Reposado Tequila, you'll enjoy the scents of spice, cream soda, caramel and agave. The flavors of this tequila include apple cider, jasmine, cinnamon and honey.

$170

Mezcals

Amantes

Los Amantes Joven is a triple distilled mezcal, incredibly smooth with a true agave flavor. Subtle cucumber and citrus notes and a long finish.

$54

Anejos

Casa Dragones Anejo

It's a crisp and bright profile with juniper, oak, figs, and pine nuts on the nose. The palate has macadamia, nutmeg, and blackberry notes. Finishes long and round with cocoa and a peppery spice.

$158

Anejos

Casa Noble Anejo

Casa Noble Anejo Tequila has a consistently smooth flavor and unique characteristics for an ultra-premium Mexican tequila. Aged two full years in French white oak barrels and triple distilled, this certified organic tequila features complex aromas of dried fruits and spice.

$50

Blancos

Casamigos Blanco

Casamigos, a small batch, ultra premium tequila made from the finest, hand-selected 100% Blue Weber agaves, grown in the rich red clay and cool climate of the Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico.

$45

Blancos

Codigo 1530 Blanco

This Blanco is unrested, never touching a barrel, so that the rich flavor of agave can be fully appreciated.

$54

Mezcals

Banhez Joven

Comprised of 90% Espadín and 10% Barril agaves, this mezcal is delightfully mild, floral and fruity (pineapple, banana).

$35

Blancos

Casa Dragones Blanco

Fresh and herbaceous with notes of grapefruit and licorice on the nose. A unique balance of semi-sweet notes of agave warmed by hints of pepper and cloves on the palate.

$68

Blancos

Casa Noble Blanco

Casa Noble nurtures and harvests 100% Blue Weber agave in the rich, volcanic soil of Jalisco, Mexico for a consistently smooth flavor with unique characteristics and aromatic essences.

$50

Reposados

Casamigos Reposado

Casamigos Reposado is aged for 7 months. It is soft, slightly oaky with hints of caramel and cocoa. It has a silky texture with a medium to long smooth finish.

$50

Reposados

Codigo1530 Reposado

Aged for six months in Napa Cabernet French White Oak barrels, Código 1530 Reposado hs natural hints of many of the signature flavors found in whiskeys, including vanilla, chocolate and caramel.

$70

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El Gato Pub - the recipes

Enjoy all of El Gato Pub's favorite food and drink at home

Now Available

THE NUKARITA

4 oz Casamigos Reposado Tequila

2 oz Blue Curacao

1 oz passion fruit juice

1 oz Rose’s Lime Juice

1 oz Blood Orange Liqueur or Triple Sec

salt

Pour into shaker with ice.  Shake.
Slice lime and juice half the rim of a short cocktail glass. Salt half the rim. Add ice and pour cocktail.  Finish with lime or orange slice.

This is an El Gato Pub signature drink. 1 Serving

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CAT FIGHT NIGHT MULE

3 oz Los Amantes Mezcal Reposado
1/2 oz Rose’s Lime Juice
5 oz Spicy Ginger Beer (Ithaca Ginger Beer is preferred)
1 oz Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur
Blood Orange

Build over ice in copper mule mug, top off with 1 ounce Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur and serve with blood orange wedge and stirring spoon. This is an El Gato Pub signature drink...it’s ready for all those “tough as a mules kick” fighters coming over from The Litter Box all bloodied up and ready for a more refreshing kick!

 

This is an El Gato Pub signature drink. 1 Serving

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THE BLOODY GATO

4 oz tequila or mezcal blanco
4 oz tomato juice
4 oz Clamato
2 oz fresh lime juice
1 tsp Tapatio hot sauce
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

4 tsp prepared horseradish sauce
1/4 tsp of celery salt
1/8th tsp fresh ground pepper
Tajin for rim
lime, prawn, celery

In mixer pour in all ingredients except the tequila, Tajin and garnish. Shake well to mix and store to get cold…this is the mix.

In medium glass moisten rim with lime wedge and coat with Tajin.  Add ice up to a third of the glass and set aside. In shaker with ice pour tequila and mix, shake, pour over ice in glass and garnish with prawns celery stick and lime wedge.

 

This is an El Gato Pub signature drink...Makes 2 servings or a very large single serving. 2 servings

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Drink Responsibly

You must be at least 21 years of age to drink alcoholic beverages. Do not drink and drive, drink to excess or drink with certain medications or medical conditions.

Content in this section of the website is meant to entertain and inspire other responsible adults of legal drinking age to learn more about tequila and mezcal spirits.

We do not advocate over-consumption or the abuse of alcohol.

Please keep your own circumstance and health into consideration before trying any of the recipes or recommendations on this site. Drink in moderation. We do not, under any circumstances, accept responsibility for any damages that result to yourself or anyone else due to the consumption of alcoholic beverages or the use of this site and any materials located on it.

 

Please remember:

 

Don’t drink if you’re not of legal age.


Never drink and drive. Take an Uber or other rideshare service home if you’re out and planning on drinking. Remember, your cat is waiting up for you and who knows what damage he's caused already.


Please drink mindfully. Drinking excessively will cause harm to your body and mind. Seek help from a professional if you have a problem, or if you think you might have one.

For more information, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/index.htm or contact your health provider.