I’m not really big on buying special products in honor of Earth Day. I'm firmly convinced that the day is about doing, not buying. However, I’m always up for trying a new organic spirit, so when Casa Noble contacted me and asked if I’d like to sample their Crystal Organic Tequila for an Earth Day cocktail, I took them up on it.

Casa Noble is a USDA certified organic tequila. I was also sent a sample of agave nectar to mix with the tequila for margaritas. The tequila was smooth, and I don’t find too many tequilas to be smooth. I used the recipe that came along with the samples to make a margarita that, like many of the beverages I’m sent to review, I took out to the neighborhood for the grown ups to taste test.

I was sent only enough tequila to make one and a half recipes, and I used it all at once (except for the small first sip I took). Unfortunately, the consensus on the block was that the cocktail smelled flowery – the agave I was sent to mix the tequila with was super sweet. It overpowered the tequila in the drink both in smell and taste. If I had more tequila, I would have tried a different recipe.

The tequila itself was a good, smooth tequila with a pleasant taste, however, I’d definitely try a different mixer for cocktails. There are few organic tequilas on the market, and if you’re a tequila drinker that wants to do right by the earth, an organic tequila like Casa Noble is worth a try.

Casa Noble Organic Margarita
2 oz Casa Noble Crystal
1 oz fresh lime juice (or the juice of 1 whole lime)

¾ oz La Sierra agave nectar

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.