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Hauntingly Haute Cocktails

Tequila. It's what's on the menu.

It’s that time of year again. Spooky characters come out to play for one evening and costumes and killer cocktails are on the menu. This month we are working with Tanteo Tequila to give you six recipes that will surely wake the dead—and, incidentally your desire for something dark and twisty. Enjoy crafting one or all of the six cocktails below …

Courtesy of Tanteo Tequila.

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The Peppered Pear Margarita

Pears come into season at the end of summer, and the best time to enjoy the fruit is when it is in season.



1 ½ oz. Tanteo Jalapeño Tequila

2 ½ oz. Pear Purée

½ oz. Agave Nectar

½ oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

1  Fresh Rosemary Stem For Garnish


MAKING: Muddle a pear with 2 oz. of our Jalapeño infused Tequila, added a bit of lemon juice, and agave nectar.

GARNISH: Use a rosemary stem. Rim with a Tanteo Jalapeño Salt.


Pumpkin Smoke Margarita

Pumpkin spice is old news, kick it up a notch and try Pumpkin Smoke.



2 oz. Tanteo Chipotle Tequila

1 oz. Pumpkin Purée

1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

¾ oz. Agave Nectar

Rim with Cinnamon Sugar


MAKING: Mix pumpkin purée with their Chipotle infused Tequila. You’ll taste a wonderful pumpkin smokiness.

SERVING+GARNISH: You won’t need a glass for this one, time to utilize that carved out pumpkin plus it adds an extra layer of rich flavor to the drink. Bonus: the bigger the pumpkin, the bigger the drink!

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Tanteo Morgue-Rita

Fall doesn’t mean we stop drinking margaritas (blasphemous!)—it just means we get to play a bit more.



2 oz. Tanteo Jalapeño Tequila

1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

¾ oz. Agave Nectar

1 Tsp. Activated Charcoal Powder

Rim with Tanteo Jalapeño Salt


MAKING: Dress up this original Jalapeño Margarita with some Activated Charcoal Powder. The result is a velvety black Jalapeño Margarita. Delicious flavor, just a twisted sinister color.

SERVING: Serve up in vintage glasses.

BONUS: Activated charcoal is a potent natural treatment used to trap toxins and chemicals in the body, allowing them to be flushed out so the body doesn’t re-absorb them.

The moon has awoken with the sleep of the sun, the light has been broken; the spell has begun.

– Midgard Morningstar

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Figgin’ Fire Margarita

Figs may no longer be in season, but they pair beautifully with Tanteo’s Chipotle infused tequila. You’ll taste smoky and sweet all at once.



2 oz. Tanteo Chipotle Tequila

1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

½ oz. Agave Nectar

1 Bar Spoon of Fig Preserve

Rim with Tanteo Jalapeño Salt OR Make Your Own


SERVING:  Put in distinctive cocktail glass and slice fig and rest on rim in addition to salt.

Hot Blooded Margarita

With its deep red flesh, this citrus fruit has a distinct sweet flavor that balances really well when mixed with our extra spicy Habanero Tequila. This cocktail has a deep, garnet color that will get your blood moving.



2 oz. Tanteo Habanero Tequila

2 oz. Fresh Blood Orange Juice

1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

¾ oz. Agave Nectar


MAKING: Blend together on rice and serve.

GARNISH: Use thin orange rind to lay on the edge. Get a Halloween spider and affix it to the rim.


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Bloody Hell

The name says it all, this Bloody Maria mixed with our Habanero infused Tequila is extremely spicy. If you’re a fan of heat, you’ve found your match.



2 oz. Tanteo Habanero Tequila

3 oz. Bloody Mary Mix


MAKING: Blend together and mix well.

GARNISH: On bamboo toothpick, place pickled onion, bacon wedge, and half a habanero chile.

About Tanteo®

Tanteo® Tequila is the original 100% agave spicy tequila. With original Jalapeño, smoky Chipotle, and extra spicy Habanero expressions, Tanteo is distilled, infused, and bottled by hand in the hills of Jalisco, Mexico. The result is an award-winning artisanal product that is anything but ordinary. Tanteo was launched in January 2009 by Tanteo Spirits Company in New York City and is available in bars, restaurants, and spirits shops across the United States.

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