Food & Spirits

Código 1530 Tequila Perfect for Cinco de Mayo — or Any Festive Occasion

Something Pink, Código 1530 tequila cocktail
Written by Jane Emery

A refreshing Código 1530 tequila cocktail is a perfect fit to celebrate America’s most beloved tequila holiday – Cinco de Mayo.

Código 1530, a newly launched super premium tequila available in Blanco, Rosa, Reposado, Anejo, Origen, is served at hotspots in the Los Angeles area. You can serve these specialty cocktails at home using Codigo 1530 in the recipes below!

SOMETHING PINK

By Kody Schenck, Pink Taco, Los Angeles

 Something Pink, Código 1530 tequila cocktail

Something Pink, Código 1530 tequila cocktail

1.5 oz.Código Rosa
1 oz. Triplesec
2 oz. Sour Mix
2 oz. Prickly pear simple syrup

Abuela’s Jardin

By Luis Rodriguez, Catch, Los Angeles

2oz Codigo Reposado
.75 oz tangerine juice
.25 oz lime juice
.5 oz chamomile turbonado syrup
3 dashes bitters
4 slices fresh cucumber
2 leaves fresh basil
THE CODE

By Josh Louder, Toca Madera, Los Angeles

1.75 oz Código 1530 Blanco
1oz blood orange juice
.25 oz lemon juice
.75 oz sage infused simple syrup
.5 oz peach liqueur

Learn about Código 1530:
For generations, the answer has only been known to a select group of Mexico’s most respected families and Los Bajos’ finest jimadors – they are the fortunate few who have had the privilege of tasting El Tequila Privado, a private recipe from a little distillery in Amatitán. With no commercial pressure to ever bring this private tequila to market, a small group of Mexican families have heartily funded it. For several generations, a local Amatitán artisan and distilling family has passionately produced this spirit, never veering from the centuries old codes and customs – “Los Códigos” – that have made it the most selective tequila in the world.

In the Fall of 2016, for the first time, those who have enjoyed this private, previously nameless tequila shared what is now known as Código 1530 with the world. Currently Código 1530 is available in select markets including Nashville, Texas (all major cities), Denver, Las Vegas, St. Louis, New York City, Los Angeles, Oklahoma and Illinois.

In Amatitán, every drop of Código 1530’s offerings, Blanco, Rosa, Reposado, Añejo, and “Origen,” our Extra-Añejo, have been perfected over several generations the way a homemade recipe would – embracing time-honored customs without ever veering from the traditions of the Los Bajos region and its tequilieras and jimadors. The tequila begins with fully-matured agave aged over seven years, which is cooked in stainless steel ovens, fermented utilizing an organic family baker’s yeast in Amatitán, and distilled twice in stills handmade by the distilling family themselves. The Blanco is perfected over a lengthy, 15-day process. The rested tequilas are meticulously aged to taste in French White Oak red wine barrels procured from the Napa Valley, which helps ensure that each and every barrel is worthy of bearing the Código 1530 name. There is never a corner cut in Código’s process. The region’s finest agaves, the purest water sources, and an age-old private family process leads to a perfect tequila that until the tequila’s 2016 launch in the US has only been served at Mexico’s most selective dinner tables and parties.

To learn more about our story, visit www.codigo1530.com.

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Jane Emery