There’s a new way of drinking tequila in Portland.
Spotted in the Oregon liquor stores recently were stacks of the El Jimador “New Mix” line of tequila cocktails in a can. They’re new to Portland, but not to Mexico, where they are amongst the most popular beverages throughout the country.
New Mix, made with El Jimador 100% Agave Tequila is a line of three refreshing “ready to drink” tequila cocktails that has been hugely successful in Mexico since its release. There are three flavors: the Margarita Classic, a standard blend of tequila and lime; the Paloma, a Mexican favorite of tequila and grapefruit soda; and the Spicy Mango Margarita, with a decidedly tangy, peppery zing to the tropical fruit.
The New Mix cocktails in a can are packed with fruiit, but still obviously carry that definitive smell and taste of the pure agave spirit from Jalisco. On a hot, sunny summer day—and yes, thank goodness, we’re enjoying some of those finally—the New Mix is great when its plucked from a tub swimming with ice. It’s a great alternative to beer or malt-based beverages.
So the next time you drop in to your local Oregon liquor store, check out the El Jimador New Mix cocktails, and enjoy a little tequila in a can.