One of the many attributes that sets us apart from other spirits competitions is our cocktail component. We understand that just because a spirit tastes great on its own doesn’t mean it will translate in a cocktail, and vice versa. In an effort to give each spirit as many opportunities as possible to shine, we have a dedicated panel of seasoned cocktail judges put the spirits to the test in freshly made drinks. As always, this is included in the entry price.
The frozen drinks machine has been through a long journey, and the drinks being churned out at tops bars across the United States are a far cry from the syrupy frozen daiquiri and margarita mixes of the 90’s. High end machines, combined with cocktail programs that focus on quality ingredients have created a new wave of frozen drinks, including the ever popular frosé — a dangerously delicious combination of rosé, vodka, and sugar.
To see how our anejo tequilas performed in cocktails we mixed them up into a Anejo Old Fashioned. This classic and straightforward cocktail complements the base spirit with a bit of sugar and bitters, letting the spirit do the majority of the heavy lifting. These 5 tequilas showed the best in this cocktail, earning between 3.5 and 4 stars.