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Don Ramon TEQUILA Silver
About Don Ramon Silver Tequila
It’s been a while since I impulse bought some bottles, but as soon as I saw that huge diamond cap on this bottle of Don Ramon Tequila Silver, I knew I had to check it out.
Casa Don Ramon is an established tequila and Mezcal brand based in Jalisco, Mexico. It was founded in 1996, and then acquired by Dialce Spirit and Beverage Family in 2018. They still do most of their distilling in a large facility in Jalisco. Tequila Silver is a cheaper offering from one of Casa Don Ramon’s many lines of tequila and mezcal.
❖ Spirit: 100% Blue Agave Silver Tequila
❖ Distillery: Casa Don Ramon Facilities is Jalisco, Mexico
❖ ABV: 40% (80 Proof)
❖ Low Price
My Tasting Notes
❖ Color: Clear
❖ Nose: Vanilla, Agave, ethanol
❖ Taste: sugar, vanilla, a little bit vegetal
❖ Finish: medium length, sweet vanilla that eventually turns to a bitter heat, a pleasant warmth in my chest and throat lingers for a while
4 oz Orange Juice
1/2 oz Grenadine
2 oz Silver Tequila
❖ Add orange juice and tequila to an ice filled highball glass and stir to combine
❖ Add grenadine and let it sink to the bottom
❖ Garnish with an orange slice and cherry
As a silver tequila, Don Ramon works well in colorful cocktails like the classic Tequila Sunrise. It’s a relatively simple drink and I took this specific recipe from one of my favorite beginner cocktail recipe books, “Cocktails Made Simple” by Brian Weber and Amin Benny. To get an even more vibrant color, I would recommend using something like the bright red Rose grenadine. My cocktail ended up with a brownish orange hue because I used Sonoma Syrup Co. grenadine but I still think the gradient looks nice.
Orange juice and grenadine both have pretty strong flavors, so I wasn’t too surprised when I couldn’t taste the tequila. But, I did get the same warming sensation in my chest that I noted in the tasting notes, and I found this oddly comforting. The particular grenadine I used gave an initially strong creamsicle flavor that I also really enjoyed. Definitely recommend this drink if you want something quick and easy with barely any alcohol taste.
Based on appearance alone, I didn’t have high hopes for Don Ramon Tequila Silver. The etching on the bottle and the plastic diamond on the bottle cap give off a cheap novelty vibe but I was pleasantly surprised by this tequila. Although it wasn’t anything special, it was reasonably smooth, and typical tequila notes were balanced well enough.
I wouldn’t buy this as a sipping tequila, but the price makes it a decent mixing option. I found this bottle for under $20 at my local Total Wine, and they even have a small bottle so you don’t have to commit to a full sized one. Overall, I had a pleasant experience with Don Ramon, and now I really want to try some of their other tequila and mezcal lines.
As always, drink responsibly.