Did you know that they sell jalapeño infused Tequila at Arrowhead Stadium?
I got a message from Tanteo Tequila late last week alerting me to this fact. I am not in the business of endorsing products I haven’t tried and since I live in NYC and not KC, I asked that they send me a bottle so I could check it out.
They obliged. Tanteo also sent along a few limes and a recipe for their patented margarita.
I took this kindness as a sign that I should make tacos so picked up the ingredients for a Mexican-inspired feast and tested out the Jalapeño Margarita.
We’re dealing with a clear tequila here, which O prefer. The bottle is nicely made, sporting a slimmer, square bottom that widens and rounds out near the neck of the bottle.
The nose is very earthy and grassy, along with your typical Tequila scent. It isn’t too strong and it doesn’t burn the nose.
The margarita recipe calls for 2 oz. of the Tequila, 1 oz. of fresh lime juice and 3/4 oz. of Agave Nectar to be shaken in ice and then strained into a rocks glass filled with cracked ice. I went with a salted rim.
The margarita is a very nice balance of sweet and spice. You will certainly feel a light burning as the Tequila goes down the back of your throat, though it is no unpleasant. After a few sips, you don’t notice it as much. The Agave Nectar and lime really help bring balance to the drink.
My wife, who is not a fan of spicy things, did not enjoy the margarita so those with a sensitivity to a little heat might want to avoid this, though as I said, I found the margarita to be well-balanced and not overpowering at all.
I am not a big fan of margaritas. I find them to be entirely too sweet and so I only ever have one at a time. The Tanteo, however, really cuts down on the sugary flavor and makes for a much more drinkable margarita.
On it’s own, the Tequila is much more potent, which is perfect if you like to do hardcore shots with your friends. I am not sure I would recommend it for sipping, though. It is definitely better mixed.
Like I said, you can get this stuff at Arrowhead.
If you are drinking at home, I suggest you make my version of the margarita recipe above by adding a splash of grenadine to your mixture to make the drink Chiefs red.
If you are bored with your usual selection of booze and you like a little kick in your punch, I definitely recommend Tanteo.
Drop us a comment if you have had this stuff up at Arrowhead and let us know what you thought. Also be sure to leave any drink recipes you might have with it because I plan on breaking out my bottle again on Sunday when I watch the Chiefs smash the Chargers.