How to serve
Try sipping fine tequila on its own, at room temperature, without ice, water or any mixers. This allows the spirits to express the true character of their agave origins, and the traditional artisanal methods with which they’re made. The best way to serve high-quality tequila is definitely however you, personally, enjoy it the most—but here are a few ideas ideal for warmer weather, or for newcomers to the distinctive spirit.
WHISKY ROCKS These frozen plastic or stone drink-chillers let you gradually warm up to tequila’s flavours and aromas without diluting its spirit (at retailers like Chapters Indigo and the Bay).
TWIST AND SHOUT Carve an aromatic citrus rind with a paring knife or vegetable peeler (try grapefruit or orange), then twist and rub the peel on the serving-glass rim.
GREEN DAY Try sipping a little verdita on the side: it’s a traditional concoction of pineapple juice, mint, cilantro, lime and peppers (recipe on page 122).