Tromba Verdita: A Tequila Chaser Love Story.

You should all know by now how much I love my tequila, but what you may not know is that my favorite way to enjoy it is with a little chaser of Sangrita. It’s a spicy tomato based drink that is typically served along side the Mexican treat.

A month or so ago I was invited to a media event to celebrate and taste the newest premium tequila on the market, Tromba. I had been able to try it over the summer at a few local bars and each time I ordered it, it was served with a sweet pineappley slightly spicy with a hint of cilantro type of chaser. I had never tasted anything like it.  The first time I had this was at 416 Snack Bar and I was hooked, I asked about it and was told the guys who were behind Tromba actually made it themselves!

 

I needed the recipe!

 

 

I asked around and even tweeted to Eric Brass, one of the producers of this amazing tequila and  “if I told you, I’d have to kill you” was his playful response. So, during the event, when I found out we were actually being showed how to make this green taste bud teaser – I was pumped.  I knew right away I couldn’t wait to pass on some tequila love and share the recipe with you!

 

Tromba Verdita

750 ml pineapple juice

Juice from one fresh squeezed lime juice

1 large handful of cilantro (stems and leaves, no roots)

1 large handful of mint (stems and leaves, not roots)

1/2-1 jalapeno peppers (depends on where you source them)

 

Method:

First put cilantro, mint and jalapeno into the blender with the pineapple juice and lime juice.

Blend all ingredients.

Balance out the sweetness/acidity and heat.

Blend all ingredients again until mixed and then double strain into your glass bottle.

Always keep your verdita refrigerated in between uses.

 

Tromba ($49.95)  is available at over 100 LCBO locations and is one of the top selling premium tequilas.

Let me know when you are making it and I will show up with the tequila!

 

3 Comments

  1. Kristina
    November 6, 2012

    This sounds lovely, Erin!

    Reply
  2. karen
    April 3, 2014

    I recently was a guest at Comal Restaurant in Berkeley and ordered tequila shooters not knowing that they would come with a chaser. What an amazing taste delight in the green chaser and so happy to have finally found a recipe here on the internet. Thank you, Erin!!!

    Reply
    • erinscheel
      October 22, 2014

      It’s soo good, isn’t it? So happy you found it. Thanks for the comment!

      Reply

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