Lime Shortage Another Great Excuse for Drinking Don Julio

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Don Julio is doing its part to counteract the current lime madness by offering lime-less drink recipes

Don Julio Tequila

The price of limes have risen more than 133 percent and Americans consume more than 185,000 margaritas per hour.

I'm not belittling the impact of the citrus greening disease currently devastating Mexican lime farmers. I simply think they should switch from limes to growing more of the hand-picked blue Weber agave that comprises Don Julio tequila. Of course not every grower is situated in the coveted Jalisco highlands and able to wait 7-10 years before harvesting to ensure a most exceptionally mellow mouthfeel and sophisticated agave flavor. Considering that on average, the price of a lime has risen more than 133 percent and Americans consume more than 185,000 margaritas per hour, Don Julio is doing its part to counteract the current lime madness by offering lime-less drink recipes. But before you get those shakers gyrating, keep in mind that any of their varietals from Blanco up to the Extra Anejo are best savored neat:

Don Julio Citrus Equality Margarita

Ingredients: 2 ounces Tequila Don Julio Blanco 3/4 ounce Agave Nectar 3/4 ounce Freshly Squeezed Meyer Lemon Juice Preparation:

  1. Combine Tequila Don Julio Blanco, agave nectar and freshly squeezed lemon juice into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well.
  2. Pour contents into a rocks glass.

Ideal Serving Glass: Rocks glass Yield: 1 drink, no drink contains more than 0.6 fluid ounces of alcohol

Cascada

This recipe yields 6 servings, to be enjoyed with friends Ingredients: 6 ounces Tequila Don Julio Reposado 6 ounces Sparkling Wine 2 ounces Pear Brandy 2 ounces Dry Fino Sherry 2 ounces Simple Syrup 2 ounces Fresh Lemon Juice 3 Sliced Lemons Preparation:

  1. Combine Tequila Don Julio Reposado, sparkling wine, pear brandy, dry fino sherry, simple syrup, fresh lemon juice and 2 lemon wheels into a pitcher with ice.
  2. Stir with bar spoon.
  3. Pour contents into punch glass.
  4. Garnish with lemon wheel.

Ideal Serving Glass: Punch Glass

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