Cinco de Mayo Tequila Primer

Want to show off your extensive knowledge of tequila to all your drinking buddies on Cinco de Mayo? As always, we’re here to help.

Cinco de Mayo Cocktails

Here’s a list of Cinco de Mayo Cocktails, including detailed instructions on how to make ’em at home. If you prefer partying out like you’ve just beaten back the French yourself (that is, after all, what the holiday is celebrating), then treat this as a list of celebratory cocktails to try at your favorite bar. […]

Mexican Firing Squad

I ran across the Mexican Firing Squad while perusing a few cocktail blogs and was surprised I hadn’t heard of it earlier. Apparently, it’s a classic, having appeared in Charles H. Baker Jr’s Gentleman’s Companion, Volume II first printed in 1946. He discovered the drink at the La Cucaracha Bar in Mexico City in 1937. I don’t […]

Infusion Lessons

With all the success Will has had making infusions, I figured “how hard could it be,” and endeavored to do some tests with Colorado’s favorite fruit, the Palisade Peach. In particular I decided to try infusing several different base liquors with peaches at the height of the season (late August), when they are at their […]

The Paloma Cocktail – Margarita’s More Popular Cousin

According to the Washington Post, a self-proclaimed authority on such things, the Paloma Cocktail is even more popular than the Margarita in Mexico. I don’t know anything about that, but it is una muy buena bebida and a perfect summer cooler for those looking for a tequila-based cocktail that goes down really easy . . . […]

Pineapple-Vanilla Margarita

Our most popular post since we started the Consumatorium is our recipe for making Pineapple and Vanilla Infused Tequila. Now that summer is here, it’s getting viewed by loads of happy home bartenders and drinkers daily. In the post, we describe how to infuse the tequila, but we really don’t say much about using it in cocktails. We […]

Four Need-to-Know Margaritas

There are about 42,000 margarita recipes out there and that doesn’t even count the frozen varieties or the ones you can buy pre-made in a jug at the grocery store. While many of these are tasty, like our own Pomegranate Margarita and Ginger Margarita, most are no better than drinking a glass of spiked Kool-Aid […]

Tequila Sunrise

It’s another tequila sunriseStarin’ slowly ‘cross the sky, said goodbyeHe was just a hired handWorkin’ on the dreams he planned to tryThe days go by Here at the Consumatorium, we frequently make lemonade out of lemons, or in this case, a great cocktail out of some Mandarin oranges that really weren’t sweet enough. It’s an […]

Pineapple and Vanilla Infused Tequila

Infusions are intimidating, but they are really very easy. Cut up some fruit, throw in a little of this and a little of that, add liquor and wait a while. That’s about it. We’ve talked about infusions before with our Pineapple Infused Vodka and Hot Tamales Infused Vodka. Both are fabulous and mix well in […]

Margarita

As Will points out, a true classic Margarita won’t taste like what you get in the average bar, because they often use sour mix or even Margarita mix to save time. And those mixes, among other differences, are sweeter than the straight ingredients. Here is how you actually make a Margarita. Prep by putting a […]