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Spotlight On: Olmeca Tezón Tequila

  1. Olmeca Tezón is one of our premium tequilas, made from 100% Agave. A product of the Olmeca family, who produce their tequila in the highlands of Jalisco in Mexico, Olmeca Tezón takes its name from the indigenous volcanic mineral, known locally as Tezontle, which the traditional Tahona wheel press is made from.
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  3. The Tahona milling method dates back over 500 years and involves an enormous two tonne millstone crushing the Agave piñas into a pulp. Only a few other producers of Tequila currently use this method of milling – it is three times more time consuming than modern methods and produces around 6% more wastage. So, a lot of time and love goes into each bottle! The sweet juice extracted from the Tahona is called Tahona Liquid, of which a percentage is integrated into the fermentation and distillation process of all Olmeca Tequilas. Olmeca Tezón is the only one, however, that contains 100% of the Tahona Liquid.There are three types of Olmeca Tezón on our Tequila menu – Blanco, Reposado and Añejo.

    Blanco (Silver)

    Unaged and bottled after distillation, this clear, crystalline tequila has a light and clean herbal scent and tastes of citrus fruits with hints of honey, vanilla and spice with a pleasant, lingering finish. This is one sexy, sophisticated tequila!

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  5. Reposado (Aged)

    Its brilliant gold colour is obtained from the American white oak casks, that were formally used to age Wild Turkey Bourbon. Aged and for 8-10 months, it has mandarin and lime notes, with a woody finish. The taste is spicy with a vanilla richness, mixed with grapefruit and orange flavours, leaving a sweet, smoky trace.

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  7. Añejo (Extra Aged)

    For the connoisseurs among us, Tezón Añejo has been aged slowly for between 18 and 20 months and is ripe, full-bodied with a robust smoky bouquet that stirs the senses. It has a rich butterscotch and vanilla palate, with notes of orange peel, sea salt and oak, thanks to those ex-Wild Turkey Bourbon casks, and a long finish

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If you’re interested in trying something different, we have a full tequila menu with tasting notes and our bar staff will happily chat with you about the unique tequilas we have in stock. Better get exploring!

Hold the turkey – they do things a little differently in Mexico at Christmas!

Similarly to us, the Christmas period in Mexico involve lots of eating, drinking and partying. Well, tis the season to be merry and all that. But naturally the South American culture determines a different type of cuisine. Hold the turkey and the mulled wine, because in Mexico things are done a little differently…

Ensalada de Nochebuena

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This bright salad, traditionally containing lettuce and beetroot, looks the part with its pretty festive colours. It is served on Christmas Eve for the special dinner. Ingredients very depending on the chef, and it can contain a variety of funky additions such as apple, carrot, orange, pecans, pineapple and pomegranate seeds as a garnish.

Tamales

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Tamales are cornmeal dumplings, and are very popular with Mexicans at Christmas time. They may be served on Christmas Eve or Christmas dinner. They can be made with a variety of different fillings. One of the reasons they are a holiday food is because they take a long time to prepare and so need a leisurely occasion.

Bacalao

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This dried salt-fish is commonly seen throughout Mexico as Christmas approaches. It has become a traditional part of a traditional Mexican feast, and is commonly stewed with tomatoes, capers, olives, and potatoes to make a delicious dish called Bacalao a la Vizcaina.

Pozole

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This is a hearty, sweet and sour soup prepared with pork or chicken, then seasoned with chilli and garlic, with shredded lettuce, thinly sliced radishes, avocado, coriander, and lime wedges. It is a popular choice for Christmas dinner, as well as for Mexican Independence Day.

Ponche Navideño

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The Mexican answer to mulled wine – this is a hot fruit punch made with tejocotes – Mexican Hawthorn – which look a little like apples. Other fruits such as guava can be added, as well as warming cinnamon. If a shot of rum or brandy is added then it is know as ponche con piquet – with a little alcoholic sting!

Filed under: Christmas, Food, Mexico

Day of the Dead Tonight at El Camion!

The time is upon us… The part of the year where the veil between the land of the living and the land of the dead is at its thinnest – and for this one night of the year, for one night only, it’s time to party with the ghostly ones!

Dia de los Muertos is really about honouring and celebrating dead friends and relatives by remembering them in a fun light and generally having a blast. We ain’t gonna say no to that! We hope you’ve got your costume sorted and your face-paints at the ready because we are about to share some Day of the Dead traditions with you to get you into the spirit of things.

1. Dress up

If we’re going to party with dead people, we’ve got to blend in. That means dressing in old costumes (and make some effort – it’s a party!), painting your face like a traditional Mexican sugar skull and wearing flowers in your hair.

2. Make noise

If the dead are going to wake up, you’re going to have to make some noise! Some people wear shells so that they make a sound when they dance, but we reckon if the music’s loud enough, it will do the job. Turn it up DJ!

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3. Eat and drink well

Remember your loved ones’ favourite foods and drinks and consume them by the bucketload in their honour. This is a time for delicious food, cakes and sweets – and cocktails! Luckily we’ll have our fabulous selection tonight to choose from – and judging by our special fishbowl cocktails for tonight only, you won’t go dry.

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4. Have a good time!

Dia de Los Muertos is a holiday for a reason – so eat, drink, give gifts and party! We’ll see you tonight!

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Celebrate World Vegetarian Day in Mexican Style with El Camion

Grab your greens, chuck your chicken and step away from the steak – today is World Vegetarian Day! And while we love a bit of animal flesh as much as the next person, we also offer some absolutely awesome options for those wanting to avoid meat.

 

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Feeling Hot, Hot, (Hot Sauce)

We all know what it’s like heading to your local Mexican restaurant for dinner. There are a few things that are pretty much guaranteed – there will be food envy from the person who ordered salad not fajitas; someone will drink too many margaritas and slump into a tequila-coma in the corner; you’ll be fighting for the last guacamole-laden nacho. And also at least two people are going to have a Scoville Sauce-Off.

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