NLF: Tijuana Sweet Heat

sweet heat tequila

Tijuana Sweet Heat
70 Proof – Tequila
Approx. $15.99 750ml

 

Christal’s Review:
Recently while at our local place, our bartender was excited to show us that she had new tequila available. Jeff always asks for something new and the answer is usually her telling him they never have anything new, so the one time that they actually did, she made sure we knew. I didn’t get to try it that night, because I was being responsible and was the designated driver, but I do remember Jeff telling her that it wasn’t bad. I came across it at the liquor store and figured “not bad” must be good, so I went ahead and bought a bottle.

Tequila is a liquor that I prefer just as shot. I went ahead and pulled out a shaker with ice, and poured several shots worth of tequila in it. I then poured myself a shot and it was very smooth. but it’s odd that the only burn I had was at the end, and was very short lived as was the aftertaste. I set up a little station because I had some cleaning to do, (the woes of being a wife) and I figured I would just take a shot every time I had to put something in the kitchen. I ended up taking several shots, and other than feeling slightly dizzy, I didn’t have the normal drunken symptoms that I should have had with as many shots as I took.

Tonight’s bottle is more like a beginner’s tequila. It’s made with 100% agave nectar which makes it much sweeter than other tequilas that I have tried. My normal go-to tequilas are 80 proof, where as this one is only 70 proof. I didn’t think that only being a 10 proof variation would make that much of a difference, but it does. Since it is so smooth I definitely like it, but I have a feeling that if I am playing games with people and this is my go-to shot, people may say it’s not fair because after 8 shots I was still completely “with it”. People already think that I’m cheating because my go to rum freezes when I put it in the freezer, but no one else’s liquor seem to do…

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