Photography by Teru Onishi
Tequila is one of the latest libations
to be infused and upgraded with a variety of flavors. Some work,
some donâ€™t. We taste-tested quite a few and
didnâ€™t get much done for the rest of the
afternoon. Fortunately, Associate Editor Deena Campbell had the
presence of mind to take notes. Here, she reports on the
Tarantula Azul ($26, tarantulatequila.com)
It tastes more like fresh citrus than tequila.
Gran Centenario Rosangel ($37, rosangel.com)
The strong tequila taste is softened by notes of hibiscus flowers and vanilla. Itâ€™s best on the rocks or as a shot.
Tanteo JalapeÃ±o ($43, tanteotequila.com)
Itâ€™s a peppery mix of chili, oregano, and cinnamon with a bold, spicy aftertaste. The fellas liked this one more than the ladies did. Mix in a shaker with cucumber puree, agave nectar, and fresh lime juice.
Given Liqueur ($36, givenliqueur.com)
The perfect blend of natural lime juice and agave tequila, itâ€™s light and drinkable even for those who arenâ€™t die-hard tequila fans. The ladies in the office loved it.
Reserva del SeÃ±or Premium
Almendrado ($30, almondtequila.com)
Itâ€™s super sweet and holds flavors of chocolates, almonds, and fruits. Drink alone, or add to a cup of hot coffee and top with whipped cream.