MIAMI, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Add some award-winning tequila to your favorite Cinco de Mayo recipe this year! Tequila CAZADORES®, the signature 1922 recipe, was just awarded a Double Gold Medal for its CAZADORES Anejo and a Silver Medal for CAZADORES Reposado at the 2012 San Francisco World Spirits Competition held in late March. The San Francisco World Spirits Competition is the oldest and largest spirit competition in the United States and recognized as the most reputable and recognized competition in the spirits industry.
"We are honored to have been recognized by the San Francisco World Spirits Competition," said Arturo Chaltelt of Tequila CAZADORES. "These two important, back-to-back medals represent the commitment to excellence and hard work of CAZADORES. Winning these top honors is proof our approach of combining true tequila masters with the finest 100 percent blue agave and double fermentation is a powerful and award-winning union."
It is no surprise these tequilas were recently recognized for their excellence. Double Gold winner CAZADORES Anejo (aged) is aged in virgin oak for more than one year before bottling for a truly authentic flavor. The superbly smooth taste of this premium tequila is marked by rich wood and vanilla notes that linger on the palate. CAZADORES Anejo is meant to be savored, whether sipped neat or on the rocks.
Silver Medal winner CAZADORES Reposado (rested) gets its name from being rested in virgin oak for more than two months to develop a deep, rich flavor. The highly defined character of this medium-bodied tequila is peppered with notes of wood, vanilla, pear and caramel that ultimately produce a light heat and lasting finish. CAZADORES Reposado is highly versatile, and can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks or blended with cocktails.
Also try, CAZADORES Blanco, a reserved tequila filtered and blended before bottling for a neutral, balanced flavor. Essences of pure agave shine through, creating a clean taste and a short, sweet finish. This natural, light flavor makes CAZADORES Blanco ideal for mixing.
In the spirit of Cinco de Mayo, spice up the party with:
CAZADORES® Doble Oro
Serve CAZADORES Anejo in snifter accompanied by Sangrita, a traditional Mexican chaser:
3 parts tomato juice
1 part lime juice
Dash of chili sauce
Preparation: Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a shot glass and serve alongside a snifter filled with CAZADORES® Anejo.
1 1/2 parts Tequila CAZADORES Reposado
4 parts grapefruit soda
1 part fresh lime juice
Pinch of salt
2 parts club soda optional
Preparation: Mix all ingredients and serve in over ice in a tall, salt-rimmed glass.
About Tequila CAZADORES®
Tequila CAZADORES is one of the most popular premium tequilas in Mexico and the United States. Tequila CAZADORES is made with 100 percent blue agave grown, harvested and distilled in the Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico, recognized as the premier agave growing region in the world, resulting in a smoother, more flavorful taste. For additional information about Tequila CAZADORES please visit www.cazadores.com.
About Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.
Bacardi U.S.A., Inc. is the United States import and distribution arm of one of the world's leading spirits and wine producers. The company boasts a portfolio of some of the most recognized and top-selling spirits brands in the United States including BACARDI® rum, the world's favorite and best-selling rum, as well as the world's most awarded rum; GREY GOOSE® vodka, the world-leader in super-premium vodka; DEWAR'S® Blended Scotch Whisky, the number-one selling blended Scotch whisky in the United States; BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® gin, the top-valued and fastest-growing premium gin in the world; CAZADORES® 100 percent blue agave tequila, the number-one premium tequila in Mexico and a top-selling premium tequila in the United States; MARTINI® vermouth, the world-leader in vermouth; and other leading and emerging brands. For additional information, visit www.bacardiusa.com.
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