No FOMO: Enjoy Tacos and Tequila in Denver… Virtually

Tacos and Tequila in Denver

Our weeks are busy. Between work and kids and sleep, it seems like we have little time for much else. Thank goodness for the weekends. A chance to put your phone on silent, gather some friends, and enjoy a great tequila tasting at the hip hotspot in your hood. Pairing events are trending, and what’s not to like? You get to eat amazing culinary creations and drink delicious cocktails… plus, you have an opportunity to learn about what you’re eating and drinking. At one recent event, lucky attendees got to sample the crème de la crème (or crème de cacao) of tacos and tequila in Denver, CO.

 Tacos and Tequila in Denver

A Little Bit of San Diego and Tacos and Tequila in Denver

North County Denver is a cultural convergence in cuisine and atmosphere. You have Baja California-inspired tacos and fresh seafood, San Diego beach culture, and local Denver seasonal ingredients all in one place. North County’s “regular” menu is a well-crafted collection of traditional seafood dishes like ceviche, oysters on the half shell, and shrimp cocktail. Pair the seafood with funky takes on authentic Mexican plates like the Carne Asada Fries or Vegetarian Migas. Any way you go, you’re headed in the right direction.

Sometimes we’re looking for a little more than “just a night out at dinner.” Because Monday through Friday is enough to think about, we want to add a little spice to our weekends. North County recently delivered the ideal opportunity to unwind at their event featuring tacos and authentic tequila in Denver. This sit-down 4-course culinary extravaganza was beyond just a dinner out. Created and executed by North County Assistant General Manager, Neylson Rodrigues, it was a not-to-be-missed flavor-pairing explosion! But, no FOMO here. We’re sharing the masterfully created food and the top-secret (shhh!) cocktail recipes with you.

El Primer Plato (Course 1)

The first course was a deep red Roasted Beet Salad paired with The Brinda tequila cocktail made with Azuñia Blanco organic tequila. This was a wonderful spring pairing full of vibrant colors and flavors. The light starter course was a great foil for the bright floral nose and citrus tones of the un-aged Blanco.

Tacos and Tequila in Denver

To make The Brinda –
Ingredients:
1.5 oz Azuñia Blanco Organic Tequila
.5 oz Jim Beam Rye
.5 oz Grapefruit Juice
.5 oz House Made Raspberry Syrup

Method:
Add all ingredients into a shaker tin. Shake and serve over ice.

El Segundo Plato (Course 2)

The second course was a flavorful chef’s creation Gnocchi a la Azteca. The dish was served with the Amatitán Mule made with Azuñia Reposado organic tequila . Sweet potatoes and traditional Spanish flavors filled the soft dumplings. The Reposado’s butterscotch undertones and the cocktail’s bite matched well with the deep flavors in this plating.

Tacos in Tequila in Denver

To make the Amatitán Mule –
Ingredients:
1.5 oz Azuñia Reposado Organic Tequila
.5 oz Gentleman Jack
.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice
1 oz Ginger Beer
2 Dashes Bitters

Method:
Add all ingredients into a mixing glass. Stir. Serve over ice.

El Tercer Plato (Course 3)

For it to be a tacos and tequila in Denver event, there must be tacos and tequila in Denver. The third course expertly joined Mole Poblano Braised Lamb Shank Tacos with the Cesar y Lion cocktail made with Azuñia Añejo tequila. Pistachios offered a crunchy bite to the mole tacos, topped with a stunning blood orange and pomegranate salsa. Talk about flavor! The sweet fruit and caramel nose of the Añejo cocktail played right into the hand of the chocolatey and spicy tacos.

Tacos and Tequila in Denver

To make the Cesar y Lion –
Ingredients:
1.5 oz Azuñia Añejo Tequila
.5 oz Grand Marnier
.5 oz Chateau Monet
.5 oz House Made Vermouth
4 Dashes Orange Bitters

Method:
Add all ingredients into a mixing glass. Stir. Serve over ice.

El Cuarto Plato (Course 4)

The event’s grand finale was an authentic Cajeta Apple Pie and frozen vanilla bean custard. Cajeta is luscious syrup made from boiled goats milk, enhancing the sweet richness of the apples. A dessert so deliciously complicated could only pair with the delicate simplicity of Azuñia Black, 2-year, extra aged, special reserve Añejo. We’re sorry but we can’t give you the recipe for Black. But we can tell you where to buy a bottle for your home bar.

Tacos and Tequila in Denver

What’s in Your Neighborhood?

Not everyone is lucky enough to live in Denver. But tacos, we have you covered. here are great tacos and tequila events happening all the time in all different cities. Don’t miss out! Check out our Facebook page for events in neighborhoods near you.

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