Flavored Tequila

Like flavored rum, flavored tequila is tequila to which flavoring agents have been added. These include a wide range of fruit flavors but pepper-infused tequilas are also popular, as are more exotic flavors like cinnamon, coconut, and chocolate.

Top Flavored Tequila Posts:

Dos Almas 55 Tequila Plata and Cinnamon Liqueur
Tanteo Flavored Tequilas
Dulce Vida Tequila Blanco (2017) and Pineapple Jalapeno

Review: Butterfly Cannon Blue Tequila

By Christopher Null | October 19, 2022 |

Blue cocktails are fun — aren’t they? Years ago, a healthy shot of blue curacao was the only way to turn your drink the shade of the ocean, but recently released products like Empress 1908 Gin have provided more hacks for the mixologist’s toolbox – a trick achieved by infusing the spirit with bright blue…

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Review: 21 Seeds Valencia Orange Tequila

By Christopher Null | June 9, 2021 |

21 Seeds is a new brand of flavored tequila made with all-natural fruit infusions. Available in three flavors to start — Valencia Orange, Grapefruit Hibiscus, and Cucumber Jalapeño — the tequila is “cultivated from a proprietary blend of agaves from the lowland and highland regions of Jalisco” and bottled without the addition of high fructose…

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Review: Jose Cuervo Playamar Sparkling Tequila – Mango, Grapefruit, and Lime

By Rob Theakston | April 28, 2021 |

Along with a pandemic and general global turmoil, the last few years have also brought us the sparkling, ready-to-drink craze that seems to be in full bloom with no foreseeable end in sight. Never one to miss an opportunity, the powers that be at Cuervo have jumped in, and the results are pleasantly surprising. The…

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Celebrate National Tequila Day 2020 with Our Favorite Cocktails

By Jovie Belisle | July 23, 2020 |

We can think of no better time of year to celebrate tequila than summer, so the liquor gods knew what they were up to when they made July 24th National Tequila Day. If, like us, simply reading the following cocktail recipes featuring tequila makes you want to don on a swimsuit, throw on your sunglasses,…

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Review: Dano’s Dangerous Tequila, Complete Lineup

By Christopher Null | July 13, 2020 |

Made at what is reportedly the second oldest tequila distillery in the world, the Dano’s Dangerous Tequila brand is based in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and dates back to just 2018. While it started with its pineapple/jalapeno infused tequila (see below), it has since extended the brand to the standard trio of unflavored varieties. The operation…

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Review: Tanteo Blanco and Pepper-Infused Tequilas (2020)

By Christopher Null | March 25, 2020 |

A lot has changed since we first covered Tanteo Tequila back in 2009. Back then, the company was focused exclusively on flavored tequilas, with offerings ranging from tropical fruit to chocolate. Recently, Tanteo dropped two of its three flavors and doubled down on peppers. In addition to its jalapeno flavored tequila, it rolled out chipotle…

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Review: Playa Real Tequila – Silver, Mandarin, and Pineapple

By Christopher Null | October 15, 2018 |

Austin-based importer Davis Spirits brings Playa Real into our fair nation. Made at the busy Distillery La Cofradia, where Lowlands agave is the norm, Playa Real is distinctive for two reasons. First, it is triple distilled instead of the usual double distilled — a process that results in a cleaner, more neutral finished product but…

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Review: Dulce Vida Tequila Blanco (2017) and Pineapple Jalapeno

By Christopher Null | January 8, 2018 |

We last encountered Dulce Vida way back in 2010, when we looked at the core lineup of three standard tequila expressions. Today we take a fresh look at the blanco — rebranded but still organic and made from 100% Highlands agave, though now much less expensive — along with a new flavored expression, pineapple jalapeno.…

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Review: Ghost Tequila

By Christopher Null | August 26, 2017 |

Have we reached the era of peak ghost pepper? The unavoidable “hottest pepper on earth” is used to flavor — a term used loosely here — Ghost Tequila, which actually begins with a 100% agave base spirit. Designed for consumption as a shot (perhaps the punishment the loser of a bar bet is stricken with),…

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Review: Rock N Roll Tequila – Platinum and Mango (2017)

By Christopher Null | July 25, 2017 |

Tequila has no shortage of novelty bottlings. In a world of tequila bottled in decanters shaped like human skulls and machine guns, why, a series of tequilas in bottles that look like electric guitars is almost boring. Rock N Roll is a new line of triple-distilled tequila that hails from the Jalisco Highlands, made from…

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