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Tequila Tasting for Two: A Valentine’s Day Guide

January 18th, 2023

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to indulge in a unique and intimate experience with your loved one; Have you considered a tequila tasting? While you don’t necessarily need to wait for a holiday to celebrate life and love, Valentine’s Day is a perfect excuse to check in, recconnect, and enjoy an exceptional experience. cada día tequila is a premium brand that is made with 100% blue weber agave and aged for at least six months in American oak whiskey barrels, giving it a deep and complex flavour. It is the perfect spirit to enjoy with your loved one this Valentine’s Day!

How to create the perfect, easy Valentine’s Day dinner & tequila tasting at home: 

1. Start with Choosing Your Pairings

When it comes to pairing cada día tequila reposado, the key is to look for flavours that compliment each other. First, while we encourage you to enjoy your cada día tequila reposado neat during this tequila tasting & overall experience. We also suggest selecting a variety of cocktails to enjoy as well. This helps you understand which flavour pairings you prefer. We have the perfect pairings to help you plan your Valentine’s Day evening:


Begin with a tequila cocktail and an appetizer. For Valentine’s Day, we suggest these cada día cocktail recipes: Amor Y Agave and Blueberry Paradise. Fizzy cocktails, like our Blueberry Paradise cocktail, are a fantastic match for heavy appetizers such as rich sauces, soups, and dips as the fizz helps cut through the heaviness of the dish. Our Amor Y Agave cocktail is also great to pair alongside this Blue Cheese Walnut Rosemary Stuffed Pear appetizer from @sunnywithshadows.

Looking for other cocktail recipe inspiration? Visit our cocktail vault.

Main Course

Next, enjoy cada día’s premium tequila neat with a main course. The fresh and bold flavours found in citrus, herbs, seafood, and steak pair well with this premium spirit. Try serving your favourite cut of steak or a seafood platter for your featured dish.

As you sip cada día straight and enjoy the cada día cocktails, take note of the flavours and aromas you detect. cada día tequila has earthy & peppery notes from the cooked agave and caramel and oaky notes from the barrel aging process. Try to identify the different flavours and aromas, and take note of which ones you prefer. Talk to your loved one about what you’re experiencing and enjoy the process of discovering new and delicious tastes together. You can also click here to learn more about the difference between a premium versus a low quality tequila.


Finish your meal with a cada día espresso martini or cada día’s Jalisco Hot Chocolate recipe. Also consider enjoying some delicious dark chocolate. cada día’s flavour profile includes cooked agave, caramel, oak, citrus, and pepper. These flavours pair exceptionally well with dark chocolate. The dark chocolate should have a high percentage of cocoa, ideally above 70% to balance the tequila. A chocolate with a high percentage of cocoa will have a strong bitter taste that will contrast with the sweeter flavours of the tequila and bring out the oaky and peppery notes.

To enhance the experience, consider serving the chocolate in different forms such as truffles, chocolate covered strawberries, or chocolate fondue. The chocolate should be at room temperature, so the flavours can fully develop. This will allow you to fully appreciate the complex flavours of both the cada día tequila and the chocolate.

Take the Stress Out of Cooking

Instead of prepping your meals yourself, consider ordering ready to serve dishes. Support your local restaurants by ordering in, or check out services like The Urban Element (@UrbanElement613) which offer restaurant quality delivered to your doorstep.

2. Choose Your Glassware & Ice

To properly prepare for the tasting, make sure you have the right glassware. Depending on which cada día cocktails you’ve selected from above, also ensure that the corresponding glassware is clean and prepped. You can learn all about a collins, coupe, and rocks glass here. Each glass serves a unique purpose in the world of cocktails, and you can discover which is the perfect fit for your Valentine’s Day celebration.


Ice is also another extremely important element for your cada día neat and cada día cocktails. Generally speaking, there are four different categories of ice: block ice, shaved ice, cracked ice, and crushed ice. No matter the form, the clearer the ice, the better. How do you choose the right ice for your cocktail? Read our easy to follow guide on how to choose the right ice for your cocktails.

3. Set the Mood

Create the perfect ambiance for this tequila tasting and celebration! Want to level up your table setting? Carley Schelck, Partner and CEO of The Urban Element, shared exclusively with cada día that a table setting isn’t complete without candles! 


She says, “[The Urban Element] loves the Wax Studio taper candles in tall formats, and if you are looking to set a “natural” tablescape feel, select beeswax. Contrasting sizes of candles also work well on a table, and we like to group candles in threes of varying sizes”.


Carley also shares:


“Fresh flowers are always welcomed for special occasions and we love layering textures and colours. Select a colour palette that reflects your dining partner’s personality and is reflective of the mood. Ask your local florist to create an offering that uses seasonal cuts;  in winter months we lean towards layered soft palettes”.

4. Pair each course with a discussion on fun ways to #livecadadia your way

While you’re enjoying your cocktails, dishes, and cada día neat, consider taking the time to learn more about how you and your partner can continue to live your lives to the fullest. Some great questions to start off your conversation, include:


  • What’s a fun skill you want to learn?

  • What’s something you have always wanted to try?

  • What’s something you love that you haven’t done in awhile?


Finally, remember to drink responsibly and enjoy the experience. A tequila tasting is not just about drinking, but also about learning, appreciating, and sharing. Make sure you enjoy the moment and create memories that will last a lifetime. Happy Valentine’s Day! #livecadadia

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