It’s Tequila Tuesday! We decided to try a drink called a Tequonic. This isn’t to be confused with the Teutonic people of ancient Germany or plate tectonics.
|Teutons. I think they are warring over tequila.|
After the teutonic, tectonic, tequonic confusion cleared, we clarified that it is a combination of tequila, fruit juice, and tonic. You just pour the ingredients over ice in an old fashioned glass. The ingredients are somewhat like my favorite drink of a gin and tonic and Mrs. Bottle’s favorite drink of a vodka tonic so we both had high hopes. On the other hand, the fruit juice is lemon or lime so we were a little concerned over a kamikaze sour-fest repeat. We decided to go with lemon juice, but we still used the juice in the little plastic bottle instead of fresh squeezed. Someday we will squeeze a lemon.
This drink was a little tart but pretty tasty. It reminded me of a traditional margarita more than anything else. Mrs. Bottle made a sour face when she tasted it but then declared “I could drink that!” I could definitely drink that, too, and I did. I planned to drink that a second time with lime juice for a comparison but after I had the first one I could definitely feel it. I decided to stop at one so I could actually write this entry. Maybe next time.
Ratings on a 10-point scale:
Taste: 6.5 (Mrs. Bottle gave it a 5, but I gave it an 8)
Ease of preparation: 8
Drinks until blackout: 5 This comes in at 16% alcohol but is a decent size. I could feel it after one so a few of these could get ugly.