GSN Review: Mariposa Agave Nectar Liqueur

Tequila enthusiasts know that the only tequila worth drinking comes from 100% blue Weber agave.  So, the next logical conclusion would be that the same agave would make a fine liqueur.  Heaven Hill Distilleries, owners of Lunazul tequila debuted their latest product this summer.  Called Mariposa (the Spanish word for the agave butterfly) it’s a light and sweet blend of agave nectar, tequila and vodka along with essences of rose oil and gardenia.  Definitely a liqueur that is tailor-made for mixological experimentation.

Mariposa Agave Nectar Liqueur  (60 proof)
Visual: Ultra light and very pale gold.
Nose: Quite floral with an almost grape-like scent.  Unexpectedly fruity and candy-like.
Taste: A burst of vine fruit flavor with a hint of dry bitterness at the end.  Lots of sweetness, but not cloying or sugary like the majority of non-herbal liqueurs.
Finish: The sweetness quickly gives way to a long and semi-tannic finish.  It ends with a spicy note.
Overall: An unusual liqueur in the vein of elderflower.  This makes for an interesting substitute for St. Germaine or even Curacao.  Perfect for tequilas, vodkas and tropical drinks.
GSN Rating: B

For more information go to: Heaven Hill Distilleries

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