You can absolutely infuse your own jalapeño tequila you want to achieve. But if you’re not feeling up to the task, there are plenty of great spicy bottlings out there that get the job done. Here, our five favorite bottles of jalapeño tequila to buy now.
Tanteo’s jalapeño bottling was made for making spicy jalapeño Margaritas, so it’s perfect if you’re craving the fiery drink but don’t have any fresh peppers around. They start with tequila distilled from 100 percent Blue Weber agave and infuse it with fresh, local jalapeños. If you can take the heat on its own, Tanteo jalapeño also makes for a great shot.
Instead of infusing blanco tequila with jalapeños, YaVe uses their reposado expression to deliver a spirit with rich, peppery spice. The flavor is complex and smooth with a roasted pepper flavor on the nose and tingling spicy flavor on the palate. Try mixing it in a Paloma or Pineapple Margarita for a fruity, zesty tipple.
If you prefer your jalapeño tequila to be tempered with a tropical sweetness, then this pineapple-infused bottling from Dulce Vida is your best bet. They start with 100 percent Blue Weber agave tequila and infuse and blend it with a mix of sweet pineapple and spicy jalapeño. Top it with Topo Chico and a squeeze of lime for an easy refreshing beverage.
Another peppery reposado expression, Agave Loco Pepper Cured Tequila is aged for six months in ex-bourbon barrels then infused with jalapeño, habanero and serrano peppers, along with three varieties of sweet peppers. The palate is peppers and wood with a smooth finish that doesn’t linger uncomfortably long. Try this piquant tequila in a Bloody Maria for an extra rich take on the drink.
This is the perfect jalapeño tequila to drink if you like a touch of spice but aren’t a serious hot head. Sino steeps jalapeños in their 100 percent Blue Weber agave tequila for six days prior to filtration and bottling for a zesty, cocktail-ready spirit. The flavor is fresh and bright with notes of lime and a sweet-spicy, agave-rich finish.