Food and Drink

Jose Cuervo Created a Margarita “Salt Sommelier” Dream Job

Jose Cuervo / Facebook
Jose Cuervo / Facebook
Jose Cuervo / Facebook

There’s a perfect salt out there for your Margarita-you just need a little help finding it. For that, Jose Cuervo has hired bartender Max Venning as its first ever “salt sommelier” to explore salt regions and pair different salts with Cuervo Margs. There are only two words to describe Venning’s role: dream job.

Venning works at Three Sheets in London and was chosen for being the saltiest salt lover around. His salt knowledge makes the premier salt celebrity of our time, Salt Bae, look like your average home chef with a shaker of Morton’s.

“A lot of people don’t realize the versatility salt can have in enhancing recipes and bringing out the subtlest of flavors,” Venning told Bar Magazine. “As the UK’s founding salt sommelier, it’s my mission to change this and to travel the nation to create the best tasting Margarita with a perfectly paired salt.”

Any Margarita lover worth their salt pays attention to which kind is used, both on the rim of the glass and inside the drink. Salt in cocktails mellows out bitterness, balances sweet and sour notes, and generally enhances the overall flavor. Venning went to three famed salt locations in the U.K.-Anglesey, the Isle of Skye and Maldon-and created a Margarita based on each salt flavor profile. The clean salt from Anglesey went into the classic, the Skye salt harvested from the waters of Loch Snizort went into a Nettle Margarita, and the smoky Maldon salt went into the Passion Fruit Margarita.  Venning’s role as salt sommelier is one of those boozy dream jobs that you might have imagined but never thought would become a reality. Is there a better job description than Margaritas and travel? If there is, we don’t know about it.

Food and Drink

Red Rooster Is Serving Free Chicken and Piping Hot Cash This Christmas in July

Get your early dose of festive cheer.

Red Rooster Christmas in July
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The cold weather in most parts of Australia coinciding with EOFY celebrations is the closest thing that we’ll get to snowy Christmas vibes. And if you’re in dire need of some festive cheer after the first six months of 2023, grab your ugly sweater and head to your nearest Red Rooster for Xmas in July deals.

From June 29 – July 31, 2023, Red Rooster is serving up free food items, a chance to win $10,000 or one of 10 merch packs valued at $400 and other fun prizes. All you have to do is sign up as a Red Royalty member and spend $5 on at a location near you or online.

Each week there’ll be new delicious deals and prizes to win. The week one deals have already dropped and they’re looking pretty tasty. You can get access to them via your Red Royalty account. The more you purchase, the more chances you have to win.

Spoiler alert: you can get 10 chicken nuggets for free, right now. Brb running to Red Rooster.

Terms and conditions apply. Visit Red Rooster’s Christmas in July to see all the deals.


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