Summer always seems like tequila season. The weather is warm, clothes are lighter, people feel freer from the constrains of society, windows are open, music seems to drift on the warmer air. Today’s tequilas are handcrafted, soft, and luxurious.
Maestro Dobel tequila does not fit into normal classifications such as Reposado or añejo; instead it’s clear-aged tequila, a white spirit rich with complexities of caramel, honey, and nuts generally found in liquors with a darker hue. Maestro Dobel has dubbed this category of one “Diamante.”
Dobel Tequila was founded in 2007 by Juan Domingo Beckmann Legoreta, an 11th generation tequila producer who utilizes a lifetime of passed-down knowledge to ensure every batch of Maestro Dobel features its unique handcrafted taste. The tequila is aged in White Oak barrels from Eastern Europe and the model is modeled after a 19th-century era laboratory bottle found at the company’s distillery.
Ad campaigns for Maestro Dobel feature Perry Farrell, the front man of band Jane’s Addiction and creator of the Lollapalooza Festival. Maestro Dobel is available for a suggested retail price of $54.99 for a 750ML bottle. Recipes below take advantage of summer’s fruits and spicy flavors.
- 2 oz. Maestro Dobel tequila
- 2 Strawberries
- ½ oz. fresh lime juice
- Fresh Cilantro
- 1½ oz. club soda
Muddle strawberries and the juice of ½ a lime with some fresh cilantro. Add tequila, ice, and top with club soda.
- 1 ½ oz. Maestro Dobel tequila
- 2 oz. fresh blended watermelon
- 1 oz. pomegranate juice
- ¼ oz. fresh lime juice
- ¼ oz. agave nectar
In an ice filled shaker, combine all the ingredients. Shake well. Strain over fresh ice into a salt rimmed glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.
- ½ oz. Maestro Dobel Tequila
- 1 oz. Tawny Port
- ½ oz. Jalepeno syrup
- 4 dashes of mole bitters
Stir ingredients with ice and pour into a rocks glass.