Gran Centenario Reposado Tequila

Gran Centenario Reposado Tequila bottle set in a beverage product photography narrative scene with couple cocktail glass and cutting board with sliced lime. Drink photography


Reposado tequila is a type of tequila that has been aged for at least two months in oak barrels. This gives it a mellower flavor than blanco tequila, which is not aged and is a versatile beverage ingredient that can be used in various cocktails.

I chose to photograph this liquor product as I loved the art deco look of the bottle and deep warm brown hues after a bartender suggested it in a margarita (which was also an excellent recommendation!) at a local Mexican restaurant my partner and I frequent near our place in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood.

For this commercial photography test shoot, I wanted to enhance the warm brown tones of the tequila throughout the entire narrative image scene. When I was shopping to prop style this shoot, I looked for similar brown tones for a cohesive feel throughout the image, from the backdrops to the few added elements such as the cutting board, the paring knife, the tajin spice in the salt rim of the margarita cocktail, and even the gold cocktail picks used thoughtfully in the styling. I also added some edible gold dust to the margarita, which added a slight hint of movement and sheen to the drink. When prop styling a food photograph, for either a commercial or editorial photoshoot, I always look to tell the story of the brand and what will enhance the appeal of the product.

How to make a reposado tequila cocktail:

  • Ingredients: The ingredients for a reposado tequila cocktail will vary depending on the specific cocktail you want to make. However, some common ingredients in addition to reposado tequila include citrus juice, agave syrup, spices, and bitters.
  • Instructions: The recipe instructions for making a reposado tequila cocktail will also vary depending on the specific cocktail. In general cocktails will involve mixing the ingredients together in a shaker with ice and then straining them into a glass.
  • Garnish: Some reposado tequila cocktails are garnished with fruit, herbs, salt, or other ingredients. This is optional, but it can add a touch of flavor and visual appeal to the cocktail especially if being used in a photoshoot.
  • Taste: Reposado tequila cocktails typically have a smooth, mellow flavor. The tequila is the star of the show, but the other ingredients help to balance it out and add complexity.
  • Tips: Here are a few tips for making reposado tequila cocktails:
    • Use high-quality ingredients. The tequila is the star of the show, so it’s important to use a good quality one.
    • Experiment with different ingredients. There are endless possibilities when it comes to making reposado tequila cocktails. Experiment with different fruits, herbs, and spices to find flavor combinations that you like and maybe you create a new drink!
    • Don’t be afraid to add a little sugar. If you find that your cocktail is too tart, you can always add a little sugar to taste.
    • Serve your cocktail in a chilled glass. This will help to bring out the flavors of the tequila.

Reposado tequila cocktails are a delicious and versatile option for any occasion. With a little creativity, you can easily create a variety of cocktails that will please any palate!


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