Exploring Mijenta’s Innovative Release: Cristalino Tequila

In the realm of fine spirits, Mijenta stands as a beacon of innovation and sustainability, consistently pushing the boundaries of what tequila can be.

Their latest creation, the Mijenta Cristalino Tequila, is a testament to their dedication to craftsmanship and exploration. This limited edition offering, priced at £98.50 and available exclusively at Harvey Nichols, is poised to captivate the palates of connoisseurs and cocktail enthusiasts alike.

The Vision Behind Mijenta Cristalino

Maestra Tequilera Ana María Romero Mena, the driving force behind Mijenta’s exceptional range of tequilas, envisioned the Cristalino as a bold departure from convention.

Exploring Mijenta's Innovative Release: Cristalino Tequila

Inspired by her relentless pursuit of sensory excellence, Romero Mena embarked on a journey of experimentation, culminating in the creation of something truly extraordinary.

“I love to bring together the art and science of crafting tequila, and have been thrilled with the reception to Mijenta’s first three expressions,” shared Romero Mena. “With the Cristalino, and other Mijenta expressions moving forward, I am excited to experiment with different techniques and approaches that showcase the depth and richness of the agave.”

Crafting Excellence: The Cristalino Process

At the heart of Mijenta Cristalino lies a meticulous process that marries tradition with innovation. Filtering aged tequila to achieve the coveted Cristalino quality demands precision and expertise.

By carefully regulating the spirit’s interaction with charcoal, Mijenta preserves its aromatic complexity while eliminating its colour, resulting in a tequila that embodies the richness of an Añejo while retaining the clarity of a Reposado.

“As a result of the meticulous process, our Cristalino possesses the richness of an Añejo, drinks like a Reposado and is perfect for cocktails that require a clear spirit, like the martini,” explained Mijenta Co-Founder Juan Coronado. “As this style continues to grow in popularity, this expression will make an excellent choice for mixologists and cocktail enthusiasts.”

Exploring Mijenta's Innovative Release: Cristalino Tequila

Redefining Tequila: The Rise of Cristalinos

Cristalino tequilas have emerged as a dynamic force within the spirits landscape, captivating consumers with their refined profiles and versatility. According to Nielsen data, Cristalinos are driving significant growth in the tequila category, with a 39% increase in Dollar Sales compared to the previous year, drawing consumers from diverse spirit categories such as vodka.

Upon nosing Mijenta’s Cristalino, one is greeted by a symphony of aromas that entice and intrigue. Notes of maple, caramel, coffee, coconut, toffee, citrus, honey, and cooked agave intermingle, foreshadowing the sensory journey that awaits.

On the palate, the experience unfolds with exquisite sweetness and silkiness, punctuated by flavours of coconut, vanilla, maple, chocolate, coffee, and cooked agave, culminating in a harmonious crescendo.

In keeping with Mijenta’s commitment to sustainability, the Cristalino packaging exemplifies eco-consciousness at its finest. Crafted from recycled glass and paper, each element of the packaging reflects Mijenta’s dedication to minimising environmental impact without compromising on quality or aesthetics.

A Legacy of Excellence: Mijenta’s Accolades

The launch of Mijenta Cristalino follows hot on the heels of the brand’s second batch of Añejo Gran Reserva, solidifying its position as a trailblazer in the world of tequila.

Mijenta’s accolades, including being named Agave Producer of the Year and Spirits Producer of the Year by the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC), underscore the brand’s unwavering commitment to excellence.

Exploring Mijenta's Innovative Release: Cristalino Tequila

For those eager to savour the exquisite nuances of Mijenta Cristalino, the brand offers tantalising serving suggestions that elevate the drinking experience to new heights.

El Yerberito

  • 60ml Mijenta Cristalino Tequila
  • 1 bar spoon of yellow chartreuse
  • 1 bar spoon of dry vermouth
  • 2 dashes of lavender bitters
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • Stir all ingredients with plenty of ice and serve in a martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Dirty Highlands

  • 60ml Mijenta Cristalino Tequila
  • 20ml dry vermouth
  • 3 dashes of saline solution
  • 1 bar spoon of olive brine
  • Stir all ingredients with plenty of ice until cold and serve in a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a frozen blue cheese olive.

Espresso Martini

  • 45ml Mijenta Cristalino Tequila
  • 10ml Kahlua liqueur
  • 25ml espresso coffee
  • 15ml vanilla syrup
  • 1 pinch of Maldon salt
  • Shake all ingredients with plenty of ice and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a coffee bean.

With its unparalleled craftsmanship, captivating flavour profile, and unwavering commitment to sustainability, Mijenta Cristalino stands as a testament to the endless possibilities of tequila.

Whether enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in innovative cocktails, this limited edition offering promises an unforgettable journey for the senses. Discover the allure of Mijenta Cristalino today and embark on a sensory odyssey unlike any other.

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