As you relax with a cocktail on warm summer days, the eye-catching colors of the handsome bottles of The Butterfly Cannon Tequila promise more than other Tequilas.
The naturally colored and flavored contents are not just exciting on the palate; they’re a striking gift for any lover of tequila.
The Butterfly Cannon is a new approach to Tequila*: a super-premium Tequila made from 100% blue agave and produced at Mexico’s most awarded distillery, Destiladora del Valle de Tequila.
The brand also has a mission: to conserve the Monarch butterfly (photo #5), which is in peril. You can read more about it below.
Now, take a sip with us!
The Butterfly Cannon Tequila, made in three expressions, takes its name from the migration of butterflies from the U.S. to Mexico. The tequilas are:
So sip them on the rocks, mix them with soda or tonic, and enjoy them in your favorite Tequila cocktails.
Both the Margarita and the Paloma cocktails in the photos contain citrus juice that will turn the Blue Tequila shades of violet and pink.
> Two recipes, for Blue and Rosa Tequilas, are below.
The Butterfly Cannon Tequila is packaged to please, in distinctive 750ml bottles, sealed with a cork. The capsules are decorated with butterflies.
There’s also a sampler set of 50ml bottles, one of each expression.
> National Tequila Day is July 24th.
> The history of Tequila.
Yes, the Tequila really is as blue as the bottle.
1. COMBINE the tequila, orange liqueur, and fresh lime juice in a shaker. Shake and pour over ice in a rocks glass.
2. TOP off with a splash of soda and serve with an orange slice.
Butterfly Rosa, infused with Mexican pink grapefruit peel, begins with a hint of grapefruit flavor in addition to the lovely rosy color.
1. COMBINE the tequila and tonic water over ice in a stemmed glass. Stir lightly.
TEQUILA WITH A MISSION: BUTTERFLY CONSERVATION
The Butterfly Cannon tells us that Eastern migratory Monarch butterflies have a unique lifestyle. American Monarchs go through three regenerations, laying their eggs in milkweeds.
They then migrate all through the U.S., and then via Texas into Northern Mexico, where they overwinter in trees for around five months.
But the butterfly has declined in recent decades, partly because the widespread adoption of herbicide-resistant corn and soybean has nearly eliminated common milkweed from crop fields in the Midwest.
Sadly, more and more of their habitat in Mexico is being destroyed by intensive farming as well (here’s more about it).
Butterfly Cannon Tequila donates to the Monarch Butterfly Conservation Fund, which aims to conserve the magic of the Monarch migration.
*Tequila is capitalized because it is the name of a town. The capitalization of proper names continues with products named after them: Bourbon, Burgundy, Champagne, Belgian waffles, and French fries.