Legendary entertainer Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson founded Teremana Tequila and it’s magical, y’all. We review both the Blanco and the Reposado.
Teremana Tequila Review
The Teremana Blanco has a clean, sweet aroma of pure agave and a smooth, citrusy flavor. The Teremana Reposado also definitely did not disappoint, with smooth oakiness and rich, bold flavor. If Dwayne Johnson was a tequila, we feel like this is what he’d taste like. You know what we mean. Don’t make it weird.
One could be forgiven for having low expectations for a celebrity-brand liquor. But, like everything else he does, The Rock put his all into Teremana and it really shows. We definitely recommend picking up a bottle.
Mango Mana Cocktail
In honor of his efforts, we made the MangoMANA: a bright, rich, spicy-sweet cocktail worthy of Dwayne Johnson’s tasty contribution to the world of tequila. Fire up your copy of Moana and enjoy! You do own Moana, right?
1½ ounce Teremana Blanco
¾ ounce Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur: a rich, smoky sweet Mexican liqueur made from ancho peppers.
½ ounce Agave: a sweet syrup or nectar available at most grocery stores.
½ oz Lime juice: Pro tip: when choosing lemons or limes, heavier fruits with thinner skins that give a little when squeezed will yield more juice.
2 ounces Mango purée:
Twang’s chili-lime rimming salt (Sunrise Spice): a blend of mild chilies, spices, kosher flake salt and a hint of lime.
Lime wheel as a garnish.
Add ice to a mixing glass or shaker
Pour 1½ ounce Teremana Blanco
Pour ¾ ounce Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur
Pour ½ ounce agave
Pour ½ lime juice
Shake for 15-20 seconds
Twang offers several wonderful margarita rimming salts such as grapefruit, strawberry-lime, or classic lime.
For a crisp, herbal acidity, try Ancho Reyes Verde, the green chile version.
Feel free to substitute Teremana Reposado if the Blanco is unavailable.
If flavored salts aren’t your jam, any coarse kosher salt may be used to rim the glass. Avoid using iodized table salt, as it tends to be a little bitter and very salty.
When to Serve a Mango Mana
The MangoMANA is great for festive events or just chilling outside. Or inside—whatever suits your fancy.
Watching any movie with Dwayne Johnson: are you even a fan of The Rock if you don’t drink Teremana Tequila while watching his movies?
Hosting parties: The MangoMANA brings the fun, relaxing spirit of being on vacation to any event.
Warm weather/outdoor activities: Whether golfing, boating, grilling, or just sitting on the porch.
What to Serve with a Mango Mana
Fresh fruits, especially oranges, pineapples, and bananas.
The MangoaMANA goes well with Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes.
Medium bodied seafoods like shrimp, calamari, and grilled fish.
Spicy, savory foods such as Cajun or even curry.
Warning, drinking Teremana Tequila may inspire spontaneous wrestling, or a sudden need to watch Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw. So as always, be sure to enjoy the MangoMANA responsibly!