Tequila Tasting With El Bandito
Apparently Jose Cuervo is shit, I mean really shit. It’s the equivalent of Tesco value vodka just in a fancy bottle, and if you’re drinking the gold stuff it’s the same as the clear stuff but with added colouring, allegedly. To be honest until recently tequila was a quick shot done on drunken nights, it’s quality was of little concern to me. However, of late visits to El Bandito have pushed me, if not to drinking more shots, towards fine tequila cocktails. The butterfinger is a drink of beauty.
Last week I attended a tequila tasting run by El Bandito, it was hosted at Duke Street Espresso as part of their flavour of Liverpool events. It was a great night, not the drunken silliness that I thought it might descend into, but a very informative and fun night. We learnt about how tequila is made, the various levels of quality available and got to try a few rather good samples. Not to mention a massive pile of nachos.
It was a great night that really illuminated a rather misunderstood drink, it’s far more than an unpleasant shot with lemon and salt. In the right place it’s something worth drinking, to try good tequil make a trip to El Bandito on it’s on Slater Street and is open Thursday to Sunday. If you fancy checking out Duke Street Espresso’s flavour of Liverpool nights more info can be found here.