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Spirits of Mexico Festival

Cafe Coyote Hosts the Sangrita Challenge

Mario Sangrita ChallengeWe are less than a week away from the first annual Spirits of Mexico Cocktail Competition Finals that will take place at Café Coyote September 15th.  Tickets are available through our website, click below the Spirits of Mexico sombrero icon for detailed information. Immediatly after the competition I will reenact Miguel Hidalgo’s cry of independance (el grito).

Bicentenario

This historic event will begin at 8:30 p.m. We will celebrate with a live television viewing of the annual cry of Independance to be given by Mexico’s President, Felipe Calderon. The viewing will begin at 9:00 p.m. El GRITO and Mexico’s 200th year Independance celebration is a free event to watch so come and join us with your friends and familiy.

Begining Wednesday, September 15TH Through Saturday the 18th Cafe Coyote and all of Old Town will be full of fun activities. Click on the following link for a schedule of great and cultural events that you cannot miss out on. https://www.polishedpalate.com/events/som/2010/sd/

Salud!

Mario Marquez

Tequila Amdassador

Cafe Coyote

Round of 16

What does Cinco de Mayo and this World Cup have in common? A Mexico-France rivalry that ends with Mexico on top! On May 5, 1862, Mexico defeated France in the Battle of Puebla. This event is now celebrated World wide as an expression of Mexican Pride!  Join us as we celebrate our Mexican heritage and pride as Mexico advances (fingers crossed!) through the World Cup stages.

greenshotsSpeaking of pride, were you as surprised by those final moments of the United States vs. Algeria game as we were?! What a moment! You could hear the roar from the countless fans watching from our Cantina up and down the streets of Old Town! Café Coyote has been having a blast with the World Cup Group stage, and we have loved seeing so many of your faces in the mornings for the games.

This weekend the World Cup gets serious, as the knock-out stages begin!  Join us for any and all of the knock-out games, but make sure you don’t miss the United States vs. Ghana game this Saturday (11:30 a.m. PT), or the Mexico vs. Argentina game this Sunday (11:30 a.m. PT). For these games fill your Cups with our World-class drink specials! Enjoy one of our Red, White and Blue Margarita’s ($6) or our Viva Mexico Green Tequila Shot ($3) during the respective games. We will also be raffling an official U.S. Soccer / Mexican Futbol Jersey at halftime of each game!  There’s more: we will be having an Emichilada special during both of the games! See below for all of the Round of 16 specials and promotions down below. So get up, gear up, bring your cheering voices and visit us at Café Coyote for an unforgettable Round of 16 weekend!

SATURDAY SPECIALS: CANTINA & PV

USA VS. GHANA (SATURDAY, JUNE 26TH @ 11:30AM)

~USA (RED, WHITE & BLUE) MARGARITA $6 DURING THE GAME ONLY

~IF USA SCORES COYOTE BLUE SHOTS $3

*CUSTOMER TO RECEIVE A RAFFLE TICKET WITH PURCHASE OF AN ENTRÉE.  ONE USA JERSEY TO BE RAFFLED OFF AT HALF TIME.

SUNDAY SPECIALS: CANTINA & PV

MEXICO VS. ARGENTINA (SUNDAY, JUNE 27TH @ 11:30AM)

Mexico VS. Argentina

~IF MEXICO SCORES-VIVA MEXICO SHOT $3

~IF ARGENTINA SCORES-COYOTE BLUE SHOT $3

~MICHELADA & CUBA LIBRES $4.75 DURING THE GAME ONLY

*CUSTOMER TO RECEIVE A RAFFLE TICKET WITH PURCHASE OF AN ENTRÉE.  ONE MEXICO JERSEY TO BE RAFFLED OFF AT HALF TIME.

2010 FIFA World Cup™: Round of 16
Uruguay vs. South Korea 6/26 7:00am (PT) ESPN
United States vs. Ghana 6/26 11:30am (PT) ABC
Germany vs. England 6/27 7:00am (PT) ESPN
Argentina vs. Mexico 6/27 11:30am (PT) ABC
Group E winner vs. Slovakia 6/28 7:00am (PT) ESPN
Group G winner vs. Group H runner-up 6/28 11:30am (PT) ESPN
Paraguay vs. Group E runner-up 6/29 7:00am (PT) ESPN
Group H winner vs. Group G runner-up 6/29 11:30am (PT) ESPN

New Margaritas at Café Coyote

June 17, 2010

 

The new margaritas have arrived just in time for summer!  Tequila aficionados, “De Fortitude” is here to stay. De Fortitude is one of the best margaritas you will ever taste. This margarita is made with Fortaleza blanco. Fortaleza is a hand crafted, artisan and stone milled 100% agave tequila produced by the one and only Guillermo Erickson Sauza. Guillermo is a fifth generation family member that has conserved his great, great grandfather’s traditional techniques to produce tequila like no other. De Fortitude Margarita is carefully balanced with Cointreau, sweet and sour and fresh limejuice. If you are tequila purest, try Fortaleza neat, at room temperature to appreciate its aromatic qualities and complex flavors.

Other new tasty margaritas on the menu are the Antiguo Gold and the Cabo-Rita. The Antiguo Gold Margarita is made with Antiguo añejo tequila that has been aged in American Oak for 1 year. This tequila is part of Casa Herradura and was originally exclusively crafted for friends and family of the Hacienda. We blend this exceptional tequila with French orange liqueur, sweet and sour, and a splash of fresh orange juice to combine a flavorful and refreshing drink.

The Cabo-Rita will captivate you with its Cabo Wabo 100 percent silver tequila. This tequila is produced in the Arnadas, Jalisco. Arandas is located in the romote highlands of Jalisco. Agaves grown in the highland are known for having high sugar brix levels. Its climate, rich red soil and altitude are perfect for agave cultivation. If you are ever in Los Altos de Jalisco, get your hands dirty, smell the earth and put a handful of red soil in your hands to experience nature’s richness.

Tasting Notes Tequila Paring

Fortaleza Blanco: Crystal clear with intense baked agave nose and buttery complexity. Its flavor parallels its aromatics but has an earthy and citrus balance with a sweet and smooth finish.

El Llano Reposado: Intense golden color, its 4-6 months resting in used bourbon barrels gives it a sweet and semi oaky aroma with traces of vanilla. It conserves a bold taste but finishes off sweet with lingering agave, mango, peach, and caramel.

Herrdura Añejo: Its bright copper highlight is the result of aging for two years in oak. It has a medium, agave resemblance with toasted oak and nutty aromatics with flavors of dried fruit, oak and creamy finish.

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Tequila!

Dear Coyote Café Patrons,

Recently the tequila industry has gotten so large that there are more than 1000 brands that compete in the market. Along with tequilas, other agave-based spirits have joined the competition. It is sometimes hard to distinguish these agave spirits from tequila due to their packaging and marketing advertisements. I have seen labels that use words such as “beyond tequila.” This type of wording can be confusing because it might lead consumers to think they are buying tequila when they are not.  Also, there are some brands that are thought of as high quality tequilas, but along the way lost their legal tequila title. Some of these known brands are back on the shelves as “agave spirits.”

Don’t be fooled! If you are looking for authentic tequila, the following information will help you know that what you are drinking is indeed tequila. Look at the label on the bottle. Is the word Tequila printed on the label? The label should say “Product of Mexico” or “Hecho en Mexico.” Does the label include the initials CRT?  These stand for Consejo Regulador del Tequia (Tequila Regulatory Council). Is there a NOM number on the label? The NOM is a number assigned to each distillery and helps track which distillery produced the brand.

If you want a tequila that is 100 % agave, make sure that the label says 100% Agave or 100% Puro de Agave. If the word Tequila is printed on the label but does not say 100 % Agave, you are buying tequila that consists of 51% agave and 49% other sugars. This category of spirits is generally known as “mixto” tequila.

As a consumer, you have the right to know what you are purchasing and drinking. Café Coyote invites you to learn more about the history, process and folklore of tequila. Visit us any day of the week, especially for our famous Tequila Thursdays, to have a great dining and educational experience.

This months Cabo Wabo tequila specials:

Cabo Wabo Tequila Shots
Blanco $7.50
Reposada $9.00
Anejo $11.00
Uno $30.00

Make it a Margarita for $1!

Salud!

Mario Marquez

Tequila Ambassador

Café Coyote