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MexicoFollow Jose Cuervo's guide to getting the best taste of Tequila in London
exico's heritage is intertwined with
Tequila, its national spirit. And the
� rst name in Tequila is Jose Cuervo,
the world's biggest-selling brand,
with one in three bottles sold globally
bearing the Cuervo name.
Way back in the mists of time, the company founder
Don Jose Antonio de Cuervo was the � rst person to be
granted a licence to produce Tequila commercially in
1795 - a full 26 years before Mexican independence was
gained in 1821. Today the company is still family-run, by
Don Jose Antonio's tenth-generation descendents.
As you'd expect, nowadays Jose Cuervo is enjoyed in
many di erent ways around the world and indeed here
in London, tasty Tequila cocktails can be found on drinks
lists mixed in all manner of variations.
The new UK brand ambassador (and former Savoy
bartender) Gaby Moncada has handpicked her favourite
Jose Cuervo cocktails from top bars around the capital to
share with Square Meal readers. So head down to one of
these venerable venues, or use their recipes to get shaking
at home and bring a taste of Mexico into your life.