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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tabasco-Spiked Tequila Sparks a Three-Alarm Buzz

Posted By on Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 2:01 PM

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Spirits snobs may gag over the notion of spicy tequila, but heat lovers (including this blogger) have definitely warmed up to the notion of adult drinks with a kick.

Tabasco's premium tequila is labeled hecho en Mexico. It adds a touch of heat to the usual margarita, Bloody Mary, or shot. Expect to feel the burn on the back of your tongue within seconds of imbibing. On a heat spectrum of one to ten (ten being unbearably hot), Tabasco tequila ranks a respectable six or seven. And it does settle once and for all the question, "Why add a dash of hot sauce if it's already in the bottle-o'-booze?" Of course, part of the fun of spicy eating and drinking is the bragging rights. Just remember to play nice -- warn your friends before mixing or serving up this spirit.

As of now, you'll have to score Tabasco tequila online at Binny's. The cost is $22.99 for a 750 ml bottle, or, for truly flush heat freaks, $262.09 for a case.

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