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Mijenta Unveils Limited-Edition Cristalino Aged in Symphony Barrels

Mijenta Cristalino

Mijenta Cristalino tequila is aged in barrels made from staves composed of American Oak from the forests of Minnesota, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Mijenta has launched a limited-edition Cristalino, which was created through experimentation with Symphony barrels. Over the course of approximately eight months, Maestra Tequilera Ana María Romero Mena explored sensory possibilities with staves composed of American Oak from the forests of Minnesota, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Virginia, enhancing the richness of the tequila as new compounds developed, transformed and evolved.

“I love to bring together the art and science of crafting tequila, and have been thrilled with the reception to Mijenta’s first three expressions,” said Romero Mena. “With the Cristalino, and other Mijenta expressions moving forward, I am excited to experiment with different techniques and approaches that showcase the depth and richness of the agave.”

Mijenta Cristalino
Mijenta Cristalino Neat

“As a result of the meticulous process, our Cristalino possesses the richness of an Añejo, drinks like a Reposado and is perfect for cocktails that require a clear spirit, like the martini,” said Co-Founder Juan Coronado. “As this style continues to grow in popularity, this expression will make an excellent choice for mixologists and cocktail enthusiasts.”

Mijenta recommends serving suggestions its tequila as follows…

El Yerberito

  • 2.5 oz Mijenta Cristalino
  • 1 bar spoon of yellow chartreuse
  • 1 bar spoon of dry vermouth
  • 2 dashes of lavender bitters
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • Stir all ingredients with plenty of ice and serve in a martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Dirty Highlands

  • 2.5 oz Mijenta Cristalino
  • 0.75 oz dry vermouth
  • 3 dashes of saline solution
  • 1 bar spoon of olive brine
  • Stir all ingredients with plenty of ice until cold and serve in a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a frozen blue cheese olive.

Espresso Martini

  • 1.5 oz Mijenta Cristalino
  • 0.25 oz Kahlua liqueur
  • 0.75 oz espresso caffé
  • 0.5 oz vanilla syrup
  • 1 pinch of Maldon salt
  • Shake all ingredients with plenty of ice and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a coffee bean.
Mijenta Cristalino - Espresso Martini
Espresso Martini

Cristalino tequilas have continued to gain popularity in the market and are now the fastest growing style of tequila. According to Nielsen data, Cristalinos are fueling the category expansion with a 39% Dollar Sales growth versus the previous year, driven, for instance, by conquests from categories like vodka. 

On the nose, Mijenta Cristalino has complex notes of maple, caramel, coffee, coconut, toffee, fruity notes of citrus and honey. The palate delivers sweet and silky flavors with enduring notes of coconut, vanilla, maple, chocolate, coffee, and cooked agave.

As with all Mijenta expressions, the Cristalino packaging is fully eco-friendly. The bottle and cork are made from recycled glass and the box is made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper.

This latest launch follows Mijenta’s release of its second batch of Añejo Gran Reserva in Fall 2023, along with the brand’s recognitions by the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) as the Agave Producer of the Year and the overall Spirits Producer of the Year.

Priced at $119.99 (750ml) Mijenta Cristalino is priced at $119.99 per 750ml bottle. For more information, head over to the brand’s official website.