As early as December 26, it happens. Red and green make way for pink hearts and cupid arrows. EVERYwhere. Cue the collective groans. Valentine’s Day is one of the most commercial holidays of the year. A dozen roses one day earlier or later cost half the amount that they do on V-Day. The gift giving expectation has you on red alert. Even your favorite greasy spoon has a price fixed menu that costs a week’s salary.
We can’t help you find someone with whom to spend the 14th (that’s on Bumble), and we can’t help you select the perfect gift for that special someone. But we can help you create a non-Hallmark card cut-out evening of aphrodisiac tequila food pairings. Because every romantic interlude, even those not taking place in the middle of February, is better with tequila pairings.
Oysters. The bivalve vacuum of the sea. Not exactly the romantic conjuring of Valentine’s dreams. Yet, the oyster is one of the most popular aphrodisiac foods on the menu. Beautiful, slimy and sometimes expensive, the oyster’s romantic effects are verifiable. Each oyster is packed with zinc, an amazing mineral that counts increased energy and boosting your sex drive as side effects. If slurping the salty shellfish and staring longingly into your intended’s eyes isn’t sexy enough, the zinc will give your libido a leg up.
For this tequila food pairing, pour Azuñia Black. The 2-year, extra aged special reserve Añejo has sarsaparilla and spicy notes to complement the salty of the oysters.
After the appetizer, it’s the pre-dinner first course. Grill a filet of salmon with lemon butter and serve with a few rods of the fleshy green aphrodisiac food, asparagus. Just the visual of the green spears might be enough to get you both salivating. Add in the wallop of Vitamin E, known for its sexual healing properties, and your date will be eating this pairing food with tequila out of the palm of your hand. Literally.
For this tequila food pairing, serve up the Cucumber Fizz. It’s a bright and fizzy cocktail combining Azuñia Blanco organic tequila, cucumber, elderflower, and agave nectar. The light cocktail won’t overpower your romantic interlude first course. *Bonus: the cucumber is also said to be an aphrodisiac food. Its shape, as well as the scintillating scent, is said to stimulate even the coldest of dates.
Few things are more satiating than a beautifully trimmed piece of meat. That’s why we recommend heating things up with a juicy steak. While steak itself isn’t an aphrodisiac food, rubbing carne with dry spiced chilies will get the fire burning even hotter. The warmth from the chile will not only plump your lips making them that much more kissable, they’ll also speed up your heart rate. (Like your heart needs any help!)
You’ll pucker up all night if you add a few slices of the manly avocado to your meal. The avocado tree is known in Aztec time as the “testicle tree”, produces the sensuous fruit in low-hanging pairs. Avocados may not be proven to put your desire into overdrive, but they do go with chile-rubbed meat perfectly.
For this tequila food pairing, cook up the Argentine Old-Fashioned. This rich cocktail combines asada-infused Azuñia Añejo tequila, vermouth, Amaro Montenegro, and Angostura Bitters. If this food pairing with tequila doesn’t have you slinking off to the bearskin rug, keep reading.
Petit Four, or pre-dessert, is the spicy interlude before the final act. For this course, we recommend the spicy sugary confection, black licorice. It seems odd that the candy that some describes as eating car tires is an aphrodisiac. But it’s true. It lifts the libido. The scent of sugared anise drives some people wild. Olfactory senses have a huge impact on what people find attractive. Black licorice is especially pungent, triggering that “thing” that makes you want to do that other thing.
Warning: feeding each other Good & Plenty’s may cause spontaneous combustion. For this tequila food pairing, slice up the We Make a Nice Pear. It marries Azuñia Reposado organic tequila, cognac, spiced pear liqueur, lemon juice, and honey. It’s one good cocktail that is plenty enough to bring your romantic evening to a beautiful crescendo.
We commend you if you’ve made it this far into your evening and you’re still going. Between the aphrodisiac foods and the tequila, we understand if you indulge in the final course laying down. For the perfect treat between the sheets, we recommend tequila-infused chocolates. Tried and true, chocolate is the world’s most popular aphrodisiac food. That’s why American’s alone buy 58 million pounds of the confection during Valentine’s week. The cunning combination of spice, tequila, and chocolate is the nightcap of all nightcaps.
Bonus: you don’t need dishes as the truffles are the meal and the pairing cocktail all in one. Who doesn’t want to end their Valentine’s evening in bed with chocolate, tequila, and a whole lot of love? Certainly not us.
Wake Us in the Morning
Oh, what a night! We are drunk on love and ready for long slumber. When you shake the love cobwebs out of your head, visit our site to learn more about the tantalizing tequilas we offer. Go forth in peace and love. <3
You can find Azuñia tequilas at fine restaurants, bars, and retailers across the country.white