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: Blue Nectar Tequila Complete Lineup (2016)

By Christopher Null | December 26, 2016 |

We first encountered Blue Nectar in 2014. The Lowlands tequila producer had an avant garde approach to production, which included a reposado-anejo blend and a flavored reposado in the mix. Since then, the company has done some rebranding (while keeping the perfume bottle profile), shuffled some labels and product names, and added a full anejo…

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Review: Soltado Picante Tequila

By Christopher Null | August 9, 2016 |

Why would you take a perfectly good tequila and dope it up with a bunch of cinnamon and hot peppers? I can’t speak to the logic, although it’s hardly the first time anyone has tried to impregnate tequila with added flavoring agents. That said, flavored tequilas rarely have any serious pedigree. Not so with Soltado,…

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Review: 1800 Coconut Tequila

By Christopher Null | February 1, 2016 |

Flavored tequila can be a mixed bag, and straight out of the bottle, 1800’s coconut-flavored expression smells exactly like Malibu — at least until you stick your nose into the glass, when sharp agave notes come to the fore. On the palate, it’s a combination of the two, as the spirit bounces between notes of sweet…

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Review: Hornitos Spiced Honey Tequila

By Christopher Null | August 13, 2015 |

The flavored tequila world isn’t necessarily the most successful one out there. Most offerings in this space are tolerable at best. Hornitos Spiced Honey is a more ambitious product than the Hornitos Lime Shot that came before it — lime-flavored tequila isn’t much of a stretch — adding honey and a blend of spices to standard…

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Review: Blue Nectar Tequila Complete Lineup (2014)

By Christopher Null | August 27, 2014 |

Blue Nectar is a new brand producing three varieties of tequila from the Lowlands of Mexico. The three expressions are not the traditional trio you might be familiar with in the tequilaverse, but let’s not spoil the surprise. All expressions are 80 proof. Thoughts follow. Blue Nectar Tequila Silver – Intense bell pepper, jalapeno, and red chilis…

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Review: Peligroso Cinnamon Tequila Liqueur

By Christopher Null | October 13, 2013 |

Bottled at the same 84 proof as its standard tequila lineup, Peligroso curiously markets this cinnamon-flavored variety as a “liqueur.” But what’s in the bottle is 100% agave blanco tequila infused with “100% pure cinnamon and a blend of secret ingredients, creating a distinct juice with a kick that leaves some sweet heat on the…

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Review: Hornitos Lime Shot Tequila

By Christopher Null | September 17, 2013 |

I was surprised to see Hornitos — one of the most respected names in mainstream tequila — releasing a flavored product like this, clearly aimed at the party-crowd shot market. At the same time, I was intrigued. If anyone was going to do a good job with a “lime shot” tequila, it ought to be…

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Review: Tanteo Flavored Tequilas (2009)

By Christopher Null | June 18, 2009 |

Thanks to new Mexican legislation, flavored tequilas continue to arrive, and Tanteo has two of the most intriguing concoctions we’ve seen yet (plus one already-familiar infusion). All 100% agave, these three tequilas add natural flavors to an 80 proof base, with curious results. All appear to use unaged blanco tequila as the starting point: Though…

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Review: Gran Centenario Rosangel Hibiscus Tequila

By Christopher Null | May 5, 2009 |

We’ve gone through flavored vodka and flavored rum. Now you can start adding flavored tequilas — hitting the market in earnest now — to the mix. Unlike, say, Agave Loco, Centenario’s Rosangel is a much more subtle product. The only similarity is the original base spirit: Reposado tequila, rested for two months (in Port barrels…

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Review: Agave Loco Pepper Cured Tequila

By Christopher Null | April 19, 2009 |

The story goes that master distiller Tom Maas and his crew found that, in the old days, some enterprising people in Mexico were preserving peppers not in vinegar but in tequila. And rather than simply eating the deliciously tequila-flavored peppers, someone had the idea to try to do it the other way around: Use the…

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