• Blogs

    July 23, 2014

    The seven best places to drink tequila in Denver on National Tequila Day

    Cuidado Denver, you're getting a second Cinco de Mayo this summer: tomorrow is National Tequila Day. Americans drank a little over 13 million gallons of tequila last year -- and that number will be surpassed this year. There are a lot of great places in Denver to consume the spirit of the agave; we' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    And the winners are: Top Taco margarita and taco throwdown at Sculpture Park

    "We're the biggest tequila bar in the city -- we should be winning margarita contests," saysLa Biblioteca bartender Ben Carrington of his double-win in the margarita category at Top Taco. The taco and margarita competition, which took place Thursday, June 26 at Sculpture Park, pitted area restaurant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    McLain Hedges wins Viva Sangrita Cocktail Competition, heads to New Orleans for finals

    "The idea was to make a sangrita that was traditional, and yet complemented the tequila -- which was the most important thing," says McLain Hedges, winner of the Viva Sangrita Cocktail Competition, held June 17 at Linger. Six bartenders competed in the event, which drew 200 people to Linger's roofto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    Ten tequila drinks that aren't margaritas -- and where to find them in Denver

    National Tequila Day was last Wednesday -- but in Denver, every day could be tequila day. This town loves that liquor, whether sipped on its own, mixed up in a marg, or part of another cocktail altogether. And there are plenty of innovative offerings; here, in no particular order, are ten of our fav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2013

    The ten best spots for margaritas in Denver

    July 24 is National Tequila Day, a manufactured American holiday for a Mexican spirit. Bring on the margaritas! Denver is full of bars and restaurants that specialize in all kinds of margaritas: sickly-sweet or clean and bright, made with mix or fresh-squeezed juice, purist or inventive, frozen or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    Celebrate National Margarita Day at Racines today

    It's National Margarita Day, and Racines is featuring three new cocktails in honor of the occasion. Keep reading for the drink menu, and if you know of any other margarita-related celebrations, feel free to share them in the comments section below.

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    Yuri Kato talks Tequila Corrido, the "whiskey-drinker's tequila"

    "Corrido," explains Yuri Kato, the director of Tequila Corrido, "is a type of music associated with the tequila smugglers of the border region. It's romantic and story-telling." And it's also the name of a highland-region tequila that launched two years ago in Arizona but, thanks to Kato, is startin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    Centro chef Ian Clark weighs in on the Big Red F'n Tequila

    Centro Latin Kitchen chef Ian Clark was on a bus from Sayulita, Mexico over the holidays when he got a phone call from work. "Someone in the company asked me if I wanted to go back down to Mexico," he recalls. "I said, 'Sure, why not.'" A few weeks later, he found himself on a plane to Guadalajara ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Ask the bartender: Denver is not Margaritaville

    ​Sean Kenyon knows how to pour out both drinks and advice. A third-generation bar man with almost 25 years behind the bar, he is a student of cocktail history, a United States Bartenders Guild-certified Spirits Professional and a BAR Ready graduate of the prestigious Beverage Alcohol Resource ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Tonight: Five-course tequila dinner at El Diablo

    A Flickr photo.​Creating fine tequila is an art in and of itself, and when fine tequila is paired with special dishes designed to match the alcohol, it takes the much-maligned margarita staple to a whole new level. Tonight at 7 p.m., El Diablo, 101 Broadway, will host a five-course tequila din ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 9, 2010