Sooo, you know Nick Jonas. He’s a busy guy! Between being an actor, a musician, a member of the incomparable Jonas Brothers, a coach on NBC’s the voice, husband of Priyanka Chopra, and a loving father, he is also the co-founder of the tequila brand, Villa One.
And you might be wondering, who is the other founder? Well, it’s none other than American menswear designer John Varvatos. Talk about a dream team!
Villa One is produced in Jalisco in an artisanal distillery. It uses slow-cooked agave and is double-distilled in copper stills. They even use fresh water from their own artisanal well on the property. Good stuff, right? So when an invitation to attend a tequila tasting with these two talented men arrived in my mailbox, we said “yes” at the speed of light. Okay, let’s dive in:
I arrived within two minutes of the event’s start time because I am completely incapable of being fashionably late for anything. Much to my relief, I wasn’t the first person to show up! Poof! I felt comfortable at the bar and admired the drink menu for the evening. Check out these stellar cocktails!!
I decided to start with No Money, No Honey, and boy was I excited to get my first taste of this celeb tequila. Well, guess what? It was great! And I’m not just saying that because I’ve been a Nick girl since childhood. It was really delicious. Of course, I owe a lot to the wonderful bartenders who were preparing these drinks! But I could tell right away that I was drinking quality tequila. It was silky smooth without a strong aftertaste and blended very well with the honey-lemon mixture.
As I was enjoying my drink, the bar started to fill up with more people. Suddenly, Nick Jonas and John Varvatos materialized in front of my eyes!! They greeted the room and then stepped behind the bar to get drinks for themselves and their guests. I was. Crazy!!! They were so cool. What?!
So, folks, something pretty damn symbolic happened. Nick Jonas poured us SHOTS! Yes, I’m still arguing. We took tequila shots with Nick Jonas. And you know, I’ve had my fair share of tequila shots (sorry, Mom and Dad), and they’re not always very fun. We took these pictures without salt and lime, and I wouldn’t have it any other way! It was probably the smoothest shot of tequila I’ve ever taken, and I promise I’m not just saying that. You could immediately tell that it was high quality material. I swear I didn’t even make a face after taking it, and that’s saying something.
Okay, I had to try one more cocktail before I left. This time I went to Down in Mexico. Campari isn’t usually my speed, but this was a pretty tasty drink. It was aromatic, slightly bitter and generally refreshing. While sipping it, I ran into two of my lovely co-workers! We talked about our lifelong love of the Jonas Brothers and discussed our drinks.
My coworkers, Sam, Jenna, and I discussed our different feelings about tequila. I’m definitely a bigger fan than either of them, but Villa One is changing the game for both of them! Sam mentioned not being able to take tequila shots in the past and said she usually just likes tequila in a margarita, but folks, she took a shot tonight!! She was so brave! And to her surprise, it was GOOD. Jenna had similar thoughts and told us that she had never had gold tequila straight before. I’m not sure I have either! While we usually all prefer silver tequilas over gold, Reposado surprised us. Maybe a new favorite?? There was no downfall, and I certainly can’t say the same for the tequila shots I’ve taken in bars before.
Not bad for a Monday night! Nick and John were very gracious hosts and I’m excited to have their tequila brand on my radar. Although I liked the No Money, No Honey cocktail best, everything exceeded my expectations – yes, even the shot. I can’t believe I didn’t even have a hard time. It is the true test of good tequila. If you want to learn more (or find yourself a bottle), check out Villa One! Cheers!
BuzzFeed was provided with tequila and invited to the event for free, but there was no obligation to post a positive review.