Disclosure: The Baddish Group provided me with a mini sampler of Casa Noble tequila and a gift card for writing this post. All opinions remain my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make this blog possible.
Happy Earth Day!
Around the world, April 22nd has been set aside as a day of action in the fight for environmental protection. Your community probably planned a river or park clean-up. There are often talks about sustainability and how to move forward in a more green fashion. We’re focusing more on our footprint and the ramifications of our actions. It’s a beautiful thing.
Another life-giving force, my husband’s mother calls Earth Day her birthday. This year she is traveling over her birthday, so we won’t get to celebrate in person. I raise my glass in her honor–here’s to many more!
Casa Noble Tequila obtained its organic certification from the USDA in early 2009. According to the USDA website, organic agriculture produces products using methods that preserve the environment and avoid most synthetic materials, such as pesticides and antibiotics. Casa Noble’s commitment to organic agriculture ensures that they’ll be producing tequila for many years to come. The soils are preserved by the process they use, including composting for fertilizer and avoiding environmentally-harmful pesticides altogether. They rotate crops, which helps maintain good soil health, and utilize livestock and insects as natural pest control. Heck, they even manually weed! In the end, you know you’re getting the best tequila possible because of the extra care they’re putting into their operation. It’s no wonder Casa Noble has been around for more than 200 years–and 7 generations–producing tequila. I can’t think of a better base for an Earth Day cocktail than one of their fine products!
Happy day, Mother Earth! Happy birthday, mother-in-law! And thank you, Casa Noble, for providing the perfect tequila for the occasion!
Strawberry Mint Tequila Smash
- 3 strawberries hulled and sliced
- 6 mint leaves plus more for garnish
- 1 ounce agave nectar
- 1 1/2 ounces lime juice from about 1 1/2 medium limes
- 2 ounces Casa Noble Crystal tequila for more depth of flavor, you can use reposado tequila instead
- In the bottom of a 12-ounce glass, muddle the strawberries, mint leaves, agave nectar, and lime juice, crushing the strawberries and mint well.
- Add the Casa Noble Crystal Tequila and stir.
- Add ice, stir, and garnish with mint leaves.
- Sip and enjoy.
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