Most cocktail fans are familiar with Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur (and the many knock-offs), but how about a cream liqueur that bottles the flavor of Mexico? 1921 Tequila Cream is a unique product, a liqueur that combines Mexican coffee and cream with the wonderful flavors of 100% blue agave tequila.
Little information about the manufacturing methods is in the press notes, but a key thing to note is that the base of this liqueur is the flavorful 1921 Tequila Blanco.
1921 Tequila Cream (or, in Spanish, “Crema”) is characterized by a wonderful union of flavors and can be enjoyed neat or on ice. It really shines, however, in an after-dinner dessert cocktail.
1921 Tequila Cream Tasting Notes
Light beige in color, the thick cream solidly adheres to the side of the glass. It has the scent of a creamy latte with added butterscotch, roasted nuts, and a very light sprinkling of cocoa. Explore the nose further and the coffee smell intensifies, with a hint of sweet agave. Upon entry, it is thick and oily, and the palate is covered with the rich flavor of a creamy cafe latte with just a dash of cocoa powder and a sprinkle of cinnamon. A nutty flavor takes hold as the cream hits the back of the palate, and there is a smooth, floral agave finish with a wonderful tequila, coffee, and milk chocolate aftertaste.
Tequila Examiner Grade, 1921 Tequila Cream: A-
Cocktail Mixing Notes
The 1921 Chocolate Martini (recipe below), one of the brand’s signature cocktails, is heavenly for anyone who drools over the idea of a cocktail with tequila, coffee, and chocolate. The 50ml sample did not allow any additional cocktails, but it is clear after tasting the chocolate martini that the 1921 Tequila Cream can hold it’s own to additional flavors. The terrific aftertaste noted above is also detectable when mixed, with each sip punctuated by a very smooth, creamy tequila flavor.
1921 Chocolate Martini
- 2 1/2 ounces 1921 Tequila Cream
- 1 ounce vodka vanilla
- 1 1/2 ounces half-and-half
- 1/4 ounce chocolate syrup
- Chill a cocktail (martini) glass.
- Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice.
- Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish with chocolate syrup.
About 1921 Tequila and the Tequila Cream
(From 1921 Tequila): 1921 Tequila celebrates the Mexican Revolution. Each of the hand-labeled bottles bears tribute to a Mexican hero. Every expression is made entirely from the finest blue agave, the most prized of all agave plants. It takes nine years for the blue agave to reach full maturity and be ready for harvest. After baking and fermentation, the agave syrup is carefully distilled two times in pot stills following the finest traditions.
“1921 is the original Tequila Cream. Using 1921 Tequila Blanco as its base, Tequila Cream combines the soft taste of cream with a touch of Mexican coffee. Its delicate flavor and subtle aroma is the perfect end to a wonderful meal.”
1921 Tequila Cream won the 2009 Spirits of Mexico “Best of Category” Award in addition to a Gold Medal. It is available in 750ml (suggested retail $29) and 50ml bottles and is 15% alcohol by volume (30 proof).
For more info: Explore 1921 Tequila further with tasting notes of the 1921 100% agave tequila lineup, or visit the 1921 Tequila website.
Disclosure statement: This item was sent by 1921 Tequila for review. Products are reviewed with objectivity and professionalism wherever and however they were acquired.
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