Last January, before the world went into lockdown, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson introduced his Teremana Small Batch Tequila to Oprah during the Atlanta stop of her 2020 Vision Tour at State Farm Arena. If you didn’t know, Oprah is a notorious tequila lover and is even known to give out shots! That day she told the audience, “Unless Jesus has told you otherwise, when you come to my house, you’ve got to have a tequila shot.”  So The Rock brought the tequila to her house as a birthday tribute! And Oprah approved, sealing the deal with a toast to The Rock’s father, pioneering pro wrestler Rocky Johnson who had recently passed.

Now for Cinco de Mayo, the Rock is making it available to you and yours. Named ‘Tere’ derived from the Latin word “terra” meaning “earth,” and ‘Mana’ from the Polynesian word meaning “spirit,” Teremana loosely translates to “Spirit of the Earth.” Not surprising, the small batch tequila is sustainable. A Mexican family-owned distillery in a small town in the highlands of Jalisco makes Teremana from 100 percent mature blue weber agave using a state-of-the-art water filtration system. Because it’s The Rock, it has to be healthyish so every bottle has 96 calories per 1.5 ounces and has no sugars or carbs, plus is certified gluten-free.  Options include blanco (or silver) and reposado, with pricing under $40 a bottle.

Teramana Blanco Tequila. Image: Courtesy of brand

Teremana can be found in several restaurants in various cities throughout the country, including Atlanta, Chicago, L.A. and New York, in addition to liquor stores. To enjoy it at home with family and friends, just try this recipe for The People’s Margarita.

The People’s Margarita

  • 2 oz. Teremana Blanco
  • 0.75 oz. Lime Juice
  • 0.5 oz. Agave Nectar 
  • 1 oz. Pineapple Juice (to taste) 

 Shake with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wheel, pineapple leaves & sea salt (as desired).