Ahhh, tequila—everybody’s favorite liquid poison. The pungent smell of this drink can bring back so many fun (and sometimes, regrettable) memories. By now, you’re probably reminiscing about all those nights in college when you downed one too many tequila shots.
Now that you’re older (and hopefully wiser), you've probably left that life behind—your wild drunken nights have turned into chill hangouts filled with kwentuhan, you and your barkada have developed an affinity for more sophisticated drinks. If this is the case, it’s time to visit Añejo—a new bar in Poblacion where you can find several ways to enjoy tequila. Their motto? "Discovering tequila, together."
In an interview with Cosmopolitan Philippines, Panjee Hernandez, one of the owners of Añejo, said that they want to debunk the myth that tequila is only good for shots. “We want people to realize that there are tequilas that are so good, it can be sipped like fine wine or whiskey,” she said. It’s also worth noting that tequila is one of the healthiest liquors in the market because “100 percent agave tequila uses traditional methods that do not incorporate chemicals and artificial sugars.”
If you’re just about to dip your toes into the world of tequila, Panjee recommends to try the Claro (P350) which is a clarified milk punch that’s sweet yet complex and has more than one type of tequila mixed into it.
You should also try the Mayahuel (P450) where you eat a buzz bud—to open up your palate—before sipping the cocktail. Swear, this will open up an undiscovered world of flavor profiles!
If you’re craving something spicy, taste their Chili Margarita, which offers a smoky and savory take on the classic margarita.
When you come to Añejo, Panjee says to “expect an intimate space where you and your friends can enjoy great drinks in a more warm and welcoming corner in Poblacion.”
For your next night out, visit Añejo at G/F Matheus Bldg, General Luna St, Poblacion, Makati.
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