Popular in Mexico for some time, Agave wine is becoming more widely accepted in select markets of the United States.
La Quinta is 100% Agave Wine. It is produced through fermentation of the Agave plant and fortified with Agave spirits to provide a genuine Tequila aroma and taste. La Quinta has no artificial colorings or flavorings and is available in 17%, 20%, and 24% alcohol by volume to maintain its wine classification.
This is an important point as the primary market for Agave wine in the USA exists predominantly in those restaurants, bars, cocktail lounges and convenience stores that do not have a distilled spirits license, only a beer and wine license.
In the restaurant trade, an establishment can serve a legitimate Margarita drink using Agave wine in place of Tequila. At 17%, 20% or 24% by volume, it is near the strength of 1-1/2 oz of tequila served in an 8 oz glass. There is no telltale taste making the drink indistinguishable from an actual Margarita.
La Quinta is also healthier. Drinks made with 2 oz. of tequila contain 128 calories, where as drinks made with 2 oz. of La Quinta contain only 96 calories. Due to its low calorie content La Quinta is a great brand for all of your health conscious consumers.
La Quinta also comes in a 750 ml bottle so that it can be enjoyed at home.
La Quinta Margarita
1 part La Quinta Agave Wine
1 part La Quinta Margarita Mix
Salt the rim of the glass and pour over ice