August 12, 2010 | East End Eats
Tequila sipping may seem like a paradoxical practice, but the smooth vanilla-and-pear notes of Casa Dragones make for a melodious blend best savored one sip at a time. Using a multidistillation process to infuse unaged tequila from individually selected blue agave with an añejo (extra-aged) vintage, Casa Dragones handcrafts the 100 percent blue agave joven in small batches to ensure the finest possible product. Drink Casa Dragones as is or pair it with sangrita, a fresh juice blend, to cleanse the palate in between sips.
Casa Dragones Tequila “Blood of the Dragon” Sangrita
SERVES 6 TO 8
1 cup orange juice (preferably from blood oranges)
2 cups tomato juice
¼ cup fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon jalapeño or serrano chilies, finely chopped
1 tablespoon vidalia onion, finely chopped
3 stalks cilantro, finely chopped (leaves only)
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
Mix all ingredients in a pitcher. Refrigerate and serve chilled alongside Casa Dragones.
Casa Dragones tequila is available at Amagansett Wine & Spirits (203 Main St., Amagansett, 631-267-3939) and Domaine Franey Wines and Spirits.
BY LAUREN HOENEMEYER