Whether you're here because you love Casamigos or want to get to know the brand better, we're here to help! Here's a brief introduction and some delicious cocktail recipes to help you get acquainted with all that the Casamigos brand has to offer!
The History Behind The Casamigos Brand
Now, I know that we all mainly associate Casamigos Tequila with George Clooney, but there's so much more where that came from.
The tequila brand was also started by Clooney's friend Rande Gerber. Casamigos was born after many nights filled with great tequila and company. After enjoying their fair share of tequila in Mexico, the two friends set out to make the best-tasting and smoothest tequila.
But there's a twist. Casamigos was initially only made for the men to enjoy with their friends and family. They never meant to take it to the market. But after working with a distiller in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico, and enjoying their creation for years, they decided to go public. And now, Casamigos is an award-winning, small-batch premium tequila for everyone to enjoy!
What do you think? Did they meet their goal? Is Casamigos the best-tasting and smoothest tequila on the market?
Grab a bottle! Size up the brand for yourself!
Behind The Tequila-Making Process
Let's transport ourselves to Jalisco, Mexico, where the agave, blue weber agaves grown from the rich red clay soil, is used to make Casamigos Tequila. The agaves thrive in the cool climate of Jalisco.
Made with 100% Blue Weber agave, Casamigos products go through quite an extensive process. After being handpicked, the agave piñas are roasted in traditional brick ovens. Then the slow and tedious process of fermentation begins to give Casamigos its remarkable flavor.
The Casamigos Blanco Tequila, Reposado Tequila, and Añejo Tequila each have a unique aroma and flavor profile. Enjoy them chilled, over ice, or in a cocktail!
Behind The Mezcal-Making Process
The Casamigos Mezcal goes through a different process than the tequila. First, let's leave Jalisco and go to Oaxaca, Mexico.
The Casamigos Mezcal is made with 100% Espadin agaves. Whereas tequila can only be called tequila if it's made using Blue Weber agave, mezcal has a variety of different options when it comes to agave. After being handpicked, the piñas are smoked underground for four to six days. After they're cooled, they're crushed. Then, the fermentation process takes six to eight days. The Casamigos Mezcal is distilled twice.
If you're looking for a mezcal that's herbal, fruity, and a bit smoky, check out the Casamigos Mezcal.
Time For Some Casamigos Cocktails
It's cocktail time! Looking to make some cocktails using Casamigos? Well, here's some inspiration for your Casamigos cocktails! Let's keep things classic for the tequila-filled nights to come!
Classic Casamigos Margarita
I have to start with a cocktail that is arguably the best cocktail in the world. A Margarita! You'll need:
2 parts Casamigos Tequila (Blanco or Reposado)
1 part Triple Sec
1 part fresh lime juice
Some coarse salt
Some lime wedges
Start by running a lime wedge along the rim of your glass, then dipping it in your coarse salt. Take your cocktail shaker, add your tequila, triple sec, fresh lime juice, and a handful of ice. If you like your margaritas a little sweeter, add some simple syrup or sweet agave nectar. Shake thoroughly until well-chilled.
Strain into your prepared glass. Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy!
Casamigos Añejo Old Fashioned
Añejo tequila is an excellent base for an Old Fashioned! Because of its rich nature, the balance between spicy and sweet becomes personified in cocktail form! Here's what you'll need:
2 parts Casamigos Añejo Tequila
2-3 dashes of Angostura bitters
1 teaspoon agave nectar (adjust to taste)
1 orange twist
In a rocks glass, add your agave nectar and bitters. Then, add your ice. Use a large ice cube or an ice sphere if you have one! Pour in your Casamigos Añejo Tequila. Stir until well-chilled.
Garnish with an orange twist and enjoy!
Casamigos Mezcal Paloma
The taste of grapefruit and its balanced bitter-sweet flavor goes great in a cocktail! It's so refreshing it'll make your mouth water. For a Casamigos Mezcal Paloma, you'll need:
1 part Casamigos Mezcal
1 part Casamigos Reposado Tequila
2 parts grapefruit juice
1 part agave syrup (adjust to taste)
A splash of fresh lime juice
Some club soda or sparkling water
A grapefruit slice
Grab your cocktail shaker and add your Casamigos Mezcal, Casamigos Reposado Tequila, grapefruit juice, agave syrup, fresh lime juice, and ice. Shake well until well-chilled. Strain into a glass with crushed ice. Top off with some club soda or sparkling water.