The South Florida Tequila Festival welcomed lovers and enthusiasts from all over to experience its first ever annual celebration! The festival was held at Fort Lauderdale’s Stache 1920’s Drinking Den. Created to educate, savor, and showcase the famous Mexican spirit, the festival honored 19 different tequila brands in over 40 expressions.
Event-goers were afforded the opportunity to speak with brand representatives and learn about the many different processes of growing and harvesting the agave plant by each company. Throughout two stories of Stache 1920’s Drinking Den, brand ambassadors also shared reasons why they believed they are the best tequila manufacturer on the market.
As an official event of the Florida Day of the Dead festival, the South Florida Tequila Festival featured shots and cocktail samples of popular brands like Jose Cuervo, 1800, Patron, and an array of many other brands that included Maestro Dobel, Blue Nectar, Herradura, El Jimador, Don Julio, Cimarron, Tres Agave, and Avion. Paired with tequila shots and cocktail samples was Fort Lauderdale’s feistiest, The Whole Enchilada Fresh Mexican Grill’s delicious traditional Mexican chicken and beef tacos with chips and salsa.
So what brand had the best? Well, ballots were collected for the brand for Best Tequila, Best Cocktail, and the People’s Choice for 2014’s South Florida Tequila Festival. The winners are…
Best Tequila: El Tesoro Paradiso
Best Cocktail: 1942 Don Julio Pumpkin Tequila Old Fashion by Brijette de Berardinis
People’s Choice: Herradura Tequila
The stage has been set for this entire new look at tequila to make this a continuing yearly event going forward and we can’t wait until next year’s!
Click here to check out our photos of the 2014 South Florida Tequila Festival!