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.