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: 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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Review: Dos Almas 55 Tequila Plata and Cinnamon Liqueur

By Christopher Null | May 2, 2017 |

Dos Almas is a new brand of tequila (a silver) and liqueur, made in the Highlands region of Jalisco. These are wildly different products, so let’s hop to it. Details (and thoughts) follow. Both bottles reviewed are from production #1, which comprised 1300 and 1600 bottles, respectively. Dos Almas 55 Tequila Plata – This is…

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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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