Tanteo Jalapeño Tequila

Have you ever had a Jalapeño margarita? A couple years ago I had a wild hair and decided to mix up some Jalapeño margaritas. I found a recipe that called for the jalapeños to be steeped in tequila for three days. I did it and those were some crazy spicy drinks. Recently a company called Tanteo asked me to try their Jalapeño Tequila.

I don’t usually buy flavored liquor of any kind. I just feel like if I’m going to mix up a cocktail, I’d like to use the natural ingredients. However, since Tanteo was offering up their Tequila, I agreed to give it a try. So, this past weekend Mr. ARB and I decided to have a fiesta, mixing up some jalapeño margaritas, guacamole and such.

I mixed up the first margarita and took a small sip, bracing for that heat to set in. But it didn’t. Instead what I tasted was just a bit of spice and felt a slight burn as I sipped. It was nothing like those 3 alarm margaritas I’d mixed up on my own.

The Tanteo Tequila infused with Jalapeño retails for around $35. Although I made simple margaritas, they’ve got some cool recipes on the Tanteo website I’d love to try like the Pepino Diablo with muddled cucumber and the Spiced Paloma with Grapefruit Soda.

Malika is the author of Food Lovers' Guide to Atlanta and the founder of Atlanta Restaurant Blog. She is also a Digital Marketing and Social Media Consultant.