Celebrating Cantera Negra Tequila At Create Studios: See The Party Pics

Tequila takeover….

Forget Taco Tuesday. This week, it was Wednesday that was lit on the west side. 

On Nov. 8, Cantera Negra Tequila hosted a special party at Create Studios, a gallery style event space in Venice to celebrate the award-winning spirit. Guests got to spend some time with Cantera Negra’s Master Blender Dan Becherano and try out the label’s signature cocktails, such as the Tommy’s Margarita, El Sol, Cantera Siesta and Noche Negra.

There were also Abbot’s Butcher-filled vegan tacos on hand from Tocaya and other bites for partygoers to go enjoy.

Elizabeth Kaminski/@vibelizabeth_

Cantera Negra is award-winning, ultra-premium tequila, hand-crafted in small batch quantities from 40 years of family tradition in Mexico. Decades ago, Don Alberto Becherano began making tequila as a hobby, and he has been perfecting his proprietary method for making what we believe to be among the best tasting tequilas in the world ever since, and now alongside his son, Dan, who is the Master Blender.

Cantera Negra means “Black Quarry,” inspired by the rich volcanic soil from where its agaves grow. The tequila is handcrafted in small-batch quantities using 100% fully mature Blue Weber agaves. Never adding sugars or color, the label believes in never cutting corners and permits only time-honored traditional production methods. Because of this approach, the outstanding quality of the all-natural tequila speaks for itself.

Check out the signature Cantera Negra cocktail recipes below, then launch the slideshow to see more pics from the party. 

Follow Cantera Negra at @canteranegratequlia

Tommy’s Margarita


  • 2 oz Cantera Negra Silver
  • 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 0.5 oz Agave Nectar
  • Blood Orange or Lime Slice for garnish

Method: Add all ingredients to cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain over ice in a half salt rimmed rocks glass and garnish with blood orange slice.

El Sol


  • 1.5 oz Cantera Negra Silver Tequila
  • 0.75 oz Passion Fruit Liqueur
  • 0.75 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 0.25 oz Ancho Chile Liqueur
  • 0.25 oz Agave Syrup

Method: Rim a chilled coupe glass with Tajín. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously. Double strain into prepped glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.


Cantera Siesta


  • 1.5 oz Cantera Negra Reposado Tequila
  • 0.75 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 0.75 oz Simple Syrup
  • 0.5 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice
  • 0.25 oz Campari

Method: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish

Noche Negra


  • 1 oz Cantera Negra Silver Tequila
  • 1 oz Espresso (or Cold Brew Concentrate)
  • 0.75 oz Cantera Negra Café Coffee Liqueur
  • 0.25 oz Simple Syrup

Method: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously. Double strain into a chilled coupe or martini glass.

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Photos by Elizabeth Kaminski/@vibelizabeth_