Wednesday, January 21, 2009

GRAN CENTENARIO ROSANGEL


Gran Centenario is distilled from carefully selected, fully mature agave and then aged in new oak barrels until the balance between agave and wood is met. Only then can it be called a fine reposado tequila. Rosangel is a special selection of this tequila, that is blended, then mellowed further by finishing in Port wine barrels for another two months and exquisitely infused with the natural, complex flavors of Hibiscus. The result is a lovely soft 'rose' colored spirit that leads with gorgeous scents of full round tequila (baked agave, straw, minerals, earth), a subtle hint of berries and an intense floral complexity that is tantalizing. The palate does not disappoint-- it is full with rich baked agave, saporous active fruit tones intermingled with earth, caramel and zesty spices in a lightly oily mouth-feel that shows lingering spice and vegetal floral shades to a rich, slowly fading finish.

Here are some Rosangel drinks, in case your thirsty:

Fallen Angel
2 Oz Rosangel
1 Oz Deviation
½ Oz fresh OJ
Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish w/ orange zest

Majalis
1 ¾ Oz Rosangel
¾ Oz Becherovka
Stir and strain into a chilled champagne coupe/ or flute.
Garnish w/ long Lemon twist
Top up w/ Sparkling Wine (Rosé Cava would be perfect!)

Angel Berry
2 Oz Rosangel
1 Oz Raspberry Liqueur
1 Oz fresh Lemon Juice
Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish w/ (Frozen) Raspberry, or Brandied Cherry

Heavenly Lust
2 Oz Rosangel
1½ Oz Lillet Blanc
1 Oz X Rated
Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish w/ lemon slice-- twisted

Ajaia ajaja
2 ½ Oz Rosangel
1 ¾ Oz Poma
Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish w/ long Orange twist!

Riviera's Classico
2 Oz Rosangel
1 Oz Fresh OJ
¾ Oz Lillet Blanc
¾ Oz Punt e Mes
Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish w/ Brandied Cherry

The Trumpeter. . .
2 ½ Oz Rosangel
1 ¼ Oz Licor 43
½ Oz Fresh Lime Juice
Shake with cracked ice and pour everything into Old Fashioned glass
Garnish w/ spent Lime shell and top up w/ sparkling wine

Monastery Angel
2 ½ Oz Rosangel
1 Oz Ruby Port
¾ Oz Chartreuse
Stir and strain into Old Fashioned glass w/ cracked ice.
Garnish w/ and squeeze lemon wedge

Flowers for Margarita
2 ¼ Oz Rosangel
1 ¼ Oz St Gemain
1 Oz Fresh Lemon Juice
Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
1 Drop Orange Flower Water
Garnish w/ (very long) lemon twist