Start off the new year living Pura Vida, roughly translated “The Good Life.” Here at Money Saving Parent we are all about saving for tomorrow and living for today. We enjoy finding and sharing ways for everyone to do that and with the approach of a New Year our newest opportunity to live for today include living the good life too as we try, Pura Vida Tequila, thanks to their generous sponsorship in this review.
Pura Vida Tequila is comprised of three labels: Blanco (Silver), Reposado (Gold) and Anejo. Today we are going to be “tasting testing” and sharing a very special recipe for you to serve as you celebrate on New Year’s Eve and Day courtesy of Pura Vida. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram as we share even more great recipes for you to try at home this January!
The tequila consists of 100 percent Blue Weber Agave and uses no additives or caramel for coloring. It is triple-distilled and uses a five-stage water purification method. The line of ultra-premium tequila, sells for approximately under $30. Compare that some other high priced tequilas and you will find that taste meets quality in this tequila which brings with a long history of success, flavor and popularity.
The story begin in Mexico, where the best tequila was produced by Mexico’s Viviano family, who are fourth-generation agaveros. Enter Texas businessman Stewart “El Guapo” Skloss, and and a new opportunity for those of us in the U.S. to enjoy the good life is formed. After all if Feliciano Viviano serenades the distilling juice with music from a concert-hall sound-system, it’s sure to bring music and movement to our lives. Pura Vida is also the first and only liquor company with its own radio station, Radio Pura Vida.
Investors include: Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top (plan on seeing a special recipe featuring a ZZ Top song – can you guess what it is?) Tommy Hicks from the Texas Rangers, Tom Wood, Charlie Sexton of the Arc Angels and Carlos Longoria, among others.
Sure, we can make lots of food and drinks with this award winning tequila like Tequila Lime Chicken, but with the New Year approaching my thoughts have turned towards our midnight toast and our New Year’s Day brunch. To be honest, yes I made it for my Christmas Day brunch too. I also have a glass sitting by me right now, after all, I couldn’t let the open bottle of champagne go to waste!
Let me tell you my thoughts on the tequila first, because you may be thinking “tequila and brunch?” but the silver is smooth as silk on the tongue. Perfect as a sipping tequila, don’t worry you aren’t going to need to chase the silver with anything other than maybe another drink. Even my mom, who doesn’t “do” liquor asked for a second glass she enjoyed it so much.
Here’s what we made for our guest, Pura Vida Fizz! Print our recipe and take it with you to the store and make it yourself!
Easy to make and serve, it’s so much better than a mimosa! It doesn’t have the bite or tartness that Mimosa’s often have. It’s the perfect drink to celebrate a special occasion like anniversary or birthday with, makes a delicious toast and the Champagne brings with it just the right amount of “fizz” or bubbles without watering down like soda can. I tried a couple of different variations including pomegranate and pink grapefruit juice so don’t be afraid to try what you have on hand. We are so excited to include it with our New Year’s entertaining and it’s definitely a drink recipe to keep on hand. Just think – this would be so much fun and very romantic for your Valentine’s Day celebration with a special someone.
- 1 oz. Pura Vida Silver Tequila
- 1 oz. Orange Liqueur
- 2 oz. Fresh Grapefruit Juice
- 1 oz. Champagne
- Directions: Shake the first three ingredients with ice. Strain into a champagne flute and top off with champagne.
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Make sure to follow them for all the best new and delicious recipes! As always remember to drink responsibly. Don’t drink and drive. Always arrange for a designated driver or stay home if you plan to partake of alcohol.