Food & Drink

Rosé Tequila Is the Ultimate Summer Spirit

Courtesy of Codigo 1530

Everyone is obsessed with rosé. Delivery services are hawking it and bartenders are mixing it into Sangria. People are frosting doughnuts with rosé icing and one company even put it in a 40-ounce bottle for summer stoop sipping. But if you still can’t get enough of everyone’s favorite pink drink, we’re here to announce that your new summer obsession has landed: rosé tequila.

Codigo 1530 has been making the agave spirit for generations, but they just recently put it on the market for the rest of us to enjoy. They offer the usual blanco, reposado and añejo varieties, but they also introduced a light pink liquid that has us swooning. Codigo makes its Rosa tequila ($65) by letting their blanco expression rest in French white oak barrels that previously held California cabernet. The tequila sits in the barrel just long enough to take on the round, floral notes of the wine, a subtle oak nose and a beautiful blush hue. It’s a perfectly smooth, appropriately colored, easy summer sipper.

We love Rosa on its own, but you can enjoy it in your favorite tequila cocktails, too. Mix it with lime juice and agave syrup for a pink-tinged Margarita, serve it with grapefruit juice and Campari in a refreshing Siesta, or simply sip it alongside homemade Sangrita. Keep it on hand to impress surprise guests all season long.