Word of Mouth: Guadalajara, Mexico

Tradition and modernity collide in this buzzing city full of art, food and charm

Mexico’s second city, Guadalajara, may be large but its Lafayette neighborhood has been making a name for itself as a niche haven for art, design and culinary delights for some time. The streets are lined with stately homes, colorful architecture (famed Guadalajaran architect Luis Barragan has work sprinkled throughout) and plenty of foliage. It’s a city where the modern meets the traditional—a combination that many …

On The Tequila Herradura Express From Guadalajara

Sipping cocktails on a luxury train passing through fields of agave into the heart of Jalisco

With a golden sun rising in the horizon, guests walk through an uncommonly quiet train station (for a bustling Mexican city) and onto a platform dedicated to just one train, the Tequila Herradura Express. For all its shimmering whimsicality, the recently refurbished train serves a purpose; it brings visitors from Guadalajara to Herradura‘s home, La Hacienda San José del Refugio in Amatitán, Jalisco. A 90-minute …

Six Bloody Maria Variations From Herradura’s “Legends Challenge”

Masterful remixes of the tequila-powered brunch cocktail from some of the best bartenders in the US

The cocktails on signature menus move around as quickly as the bartenders making them. Some sippers have moved on from the longstanding staple Bloody Mary to its tequila-based sibling the Bloody Maria. Last week’s Tequila Herradura Legends bartender challenge took aim at Bloody Maria as one of three intense (and flavorful) competitions. Rather than lump on some garnish, the 26 contestants sought out either the …

The London EDITION Takes Over Guadalajara’s Guilty Bar

Three wild Hendrick's gin cocktails by the award-winning team from their travels in Mexico

On a mission to share ideas with bartenders globally and promote all four of their bars—The Punch Room, Lobby, Basement and Berners Tavern—the masterful food and beverage team at the London EDITION Hotel ventured through a multi-bar partnership tour in Mexico. The goal was to explain how to develop four different, diverse programs under one roof but the end result manifested in uncommon, and delightfully …

Introducing Volcan De Mi Tierra Tequila

A new super-premium spirit invoking the volcanic soil its agave grows in

For two and a half years Moët Hennessy has been secretly developing their first-ever tequila. An organization that counts some of the world’s most prestigious alcohol brands in its roster—Ruinart, Glenmorangie, Belvedere and more—could have easily purchased an existing brand that sprung up in the last decade’s infatuation with the agave spirit. Rather than acquire, however, they partnered with Mexico’s Gallardo family and began developing …