What do you get when you combine Dwayne Johnson and his passion for delicious-tasting tequila? You get Teremana Tequila.
Here's everything you need to know about Johnson's inspiration behind the tequila brand, the tequila-making process, and the three Teremana tequila options. Let's throw in some refreshing Teremana Margarita recipes you won't want to miss out on.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
We have Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to thank for Teremana Small Batch Tequila. Johnson took his passion for great-tasting tequila and created a high-quality tequila brand. The goal is to bring people together to create memories through stories and laughter.
The word teremana translates to the spirit of the earth. Tere comes from the Latin term terra, meaning earth. And mana comes from the Polynesian word, meaning spirit. Together, it's the spirit of the earth.
Dwayne Johnson and the Teremana team value the land that produces their tequila. Sustainability is taken seriously, and measures are taken to reduce their carbon footprint. Agave fibers are made into a natural compost and used as a natural fertilizer.
The Teremana Tequila-Making Process
In the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico, Teremana Tequila goes through an extensive tequila-making process to ensure the best quality. Jesus Maria, Jalisco, is home to the distillery where all the magic happens.
Teremana Tequila goes through quite a few steps before it's bottled and released. First, the 100% Blue Weber Highlands agave is roasted in brick ovens. This part of the process will bring out the citrus flavors in the final result. After three days of a slow roast, the agave is shredded to bring out the juices. Then, we move on to fermentation.
After fermentation, the tequila makes its way to the handmade copper pot stills for distilling. The copper stills give the final product a smoother finish and cleaner taste.
Before you grab a bottle, let's learn more about the tequila options that Teremana offers.
Tequilas come in threes. We've got Teremana Blanco, Teremana Reposado, and Teremana Añejo. And you can't go wrong with any of the three options.
First, we have Teremana Blanco. It has a fresh, clean nature with some subtle notes of citrus. Like most Blanco tequilas, Teremana Blanco is exceptional as a cocktail base but also great chilled on its own.
Next, we have Teremana Reposado. The Reposado is richer with decadent notes of vanilla and oak. Throw it in a cocktail or drink it chilled! It works both ways.
And finally, we have Teremana Añejo Tequila. The most complex out of the bunch, Teremana Añejo is swimming in the rich notes of warm oak, roasted agave, and vanilla. It's aged in American whiskey barrels and perfect for sipping on the rocks or neat. It's subtly sweet and delicious.
Teremana Cocktails You Won't Want To Miss Out On
Since Teremana Blanco and Reposado work exceptionally well in a cocktail, here are two recipes that you'll definitely want to try when you get your hands on a bottle.
What are two things that are absolutely refreshing any time of year? Watermelons and margaritas! Let's combine the two in a spectacular margarita that'll keep you asking for refills. Here's what you'll need:
2 parts Teremana Blanco Tequila
3 parts fresh watermelon juice
1 part orange liqueur (optional)
1 part lime juice
1 lime wedge
Some coarse salt
Prepare your margarita class by running a lime wedge around the rim and dipping it in coarse salt.
In a cocktail shaker, add the Teremana Blanco Tequila, fresh watermelon juice, orange liqueur, lime juice, and a handful of ice. Shake thoroughly until well-chilled.
Strain into your prepared glass with fresh ice.
Garnish with a slice of watermelon. Serve and enjoy!
We've covered the sweet margarita, so it only makes sense to balance things out with something spicy. Get your jalapeños out for this mouthwatering rendition of a margarita. Here's what you'll need:
2 parts Teremana Reposado Tequila
1 part orange liqueur
1 part lime juice
5 jalapeño slices.
Agave nectar (adjust to taste)
Be sure to start by removing any seeds from your jalapeño slices. They tend to bring the heat!
In a cocktail shaker, add three jalapeño slices and muddle thoroughly. Then, add your tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, and agave nectar. Shake well.
Strain into a margarita glass with fresh ice. Garnish with your remaining jalapeño slices. Serve and enjoy!