If you love tequila and all things spicy, then you have to check out these piquant flavored spirits. From tequilas infused with jalapeños to tequilas spiced with serrano chilies and cinnamon, here are the five best spicy tequilas that you can buy now. Get them all, and turn up the heat.
Tanteo Jalapeño Tequila ($39)
The OG of spicy tequilas, this blanco is infused with the verdant spiciness of green jalapeños. With a subtle grassiness and layers of vegetal flavor—which come from both the peppers and the tequila at the base—it is destined to be mixed in cocktails. Use it to spike anything from a Frozen Cucumber Margarita to a Tequila Soda.
Tanteo Habanero Tequila ($39)
Another stellar release from the Tanteo crew, this bottling takes the spice level to 11. While it’s not for the faint of heart—or those that aren’t down with punishing spiciness from their hot sauces—it is absolutely delicious on its own or in cocktails. At first, the flavored tequila reveals a bright fruitiness and notes of fresh mangoes, honey and wildflowers. As it sits on your tongue, it yields sweat-inducing layers of undulating spice. While we like to take it as a shot (we’re crazy for heat), the fiery habanero flavors pair perfectly with fresh carrot juice.