Feb 14, 2009
How to Build and Consume a Baja Fog in 6 Easy Steps
Step #1 - Crack open a cold Corona and take one swig to clear the beer from the neck of the bottle.
Step #2 - Fill the empty bottle neck with Tequila (read below for recommendations on types of Tequila)
Step #3 - Squirt lime juice on top of the Tequila to finish and now you are ready to learn how to drink it!
DRINKING A Baja Fog:
Step #4 - Shoot the top portion of the beverage in one immediate swig. You'll down the Tequilla and some beer... a tasty combo!
Step #5 - Continue enjoying the mixed taste of beer and Tequila while hanging with friends.
Step #6 - Continue building and consuming until you and your friends are left in a Baja Fog... PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY!
Kevin Trejo of SoloSports Educates Us on Tequila: (Click here to go to SoloSports.net)
The trick to Tequila is to get a 100% Blue Webber Agave tequila with nothing added like sugar, etc. It will say right on the bottle if it is 100% Agave. You can find these for a reasonable price and everybody has their favorites. What most people don't realize is that almost all Tequilas are made in about a dozen or so distilleries... kind of like all our sailboards being made in the Cobra Factory!
Of course Cuervo and Patron are the most popular Tequilas in North America and as long as you don't get the "Mixtos," with the added sugar or fructose, they are are pretty good. This is marketing at it's best as Patron is the brainchild of John Paul DeJoria the co-founder of Paul Mitchell Salon products. How's that for marketing! By now most people realize that most of the Cuervo line of Tequilas are hangover material and that's due to the added sugar and fructose. I know you didn't ask for all this but you had to get me started on Tequila at 9:00 in the morning!
Ok, the first shot Jon had was a shot of Corralejo Reposado. Next, the sipping shot was Cuervo's finest Resrva de la Familia. Finally, of course the Baja Fog is a Corona beer bottle toped with Tequila and a squeeze of lime. For Jon's Fog I used a shot of Cazadores Reposado, but it really doesn't make sense to use expensive Tequila for the Fogs unless you are trying to impress!
Below is a little more info on the Cuervo Reserva de la Familia.
Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia Tequila: Introduced in 1995 to celebrate the 200-year anniversary
José Cuervo Reserva de la Familia was introduced in 1995 to celebrate the 200-year anniversary as the world's leading producer of tequila. Each bottle is handmade, numbered, dated and sealed in wax. Every year the Cuervo family commissions a different Mexican artist to design the new collectible box for Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia. José Cuervo Tequila is distributed by Diageo on behalf of José Cuervo S. A. José Cuervo is the largest selling tequila brand in the world. Only 17,000 bottles of Reserva De La Familia are produced each year, in collectors boxes designed by Mexican artists.
This Extra-Añejo tequila is aged in oak barrels for an average of 3 years. The final blend includes Tequila from reserves aged over 30 years. Only the estate's finest 10-year-old agaves are hand-selected. Only the most flavorful inner portion of the agave's piña (heart) is used. Vibrant, with a full, mellow flavor combines floral, agave, vanilla and Cognac-like flavors.
For shooting you can use any Tequila but a good 100% Blue Webber Agave Tequila without added sugar or Fructose will taste great, not break the wallet and be the easiest on the head the next morning.
For the Baja Fog you can use any Tequila but again the best is a 100% Blue Webber Agave Tequila without the added sweetness. These can be found at a reasonable price in brands like Sauza (www.sauzatequila.com), Corralejo (www.tequilacorralejo.com), Cazadores (www.cazadores.com) and more.
My Favorite is the fine sipping Tequilas that are great with a fine Cuban Cigar. These are similar to fine Cognac's, Brandy's or single malt aged Scotch. These start to get a bit pricy but are with it for the connoisseur. One of my favorites is the Cuervo Reserva de la Familia (http://www.tequilasource.com/cuervoreserva/index.html).