Get Stung with these 3 Cinnamon Infused Tequila Cocktails

Jose Cuervo Cinge, is the latest tequila release from Cuervo and we got our hands on a bottle so we could tell you all about it. It’s a cinnamon infused tequila made with their Especial silver tequila. Think of it as tequila with a kick, or a sting as they are implying with the mascot of the Mexican scorpion. While it can be consumed as a shot or mixed with soda, we prefer our booze in cocktail form so we came up with these three cinnamon infused tequila cocktails. Go ahead, try them out… See if you can handle the sting.

cinnamon infused tequila cocktails

Before you check out these cinnamon infused tequila cocktails, let’s first talk a little bit about Jose Cuervo Cinge. As I mentioned already, it’s a cinnamon infused tequila. Since it’s made with their Especial silver, it is a mixto tequila and is bottled at 70 proof. It’s hitting shelves this fall and should retail for $17.99 for a 750 ml bottle. There are other cinnamon tequilas out there already so I think Cinge is going to compete with those as well as with Fireball cinnamon whiskey.

Jose Cuervo Cinge

It’s clear in color and it smells like cinnamon with sweet and spicy notes. For the taste, it reminds me of Big Red Gum. I get some agave notes along with sweet and spicy cinnamon. I don’t think it’s overpowering in spiciness but then again, I can handle pineapple habanero infused tequila and Thai chili infused tequila. My husband actually wanted more of a sting with it so he infused a little bit of Cinge with a ghost pepper. Yeah, he’s crazy like that. Anyway, here are the cinnamon infused tequila cocktails as promised. Enjoy!

Cinnamon infused tequila cocktails

Hot tamale margarita

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 ounces Jose Cuervo Cinge
  • 1 ounce triple sec
  • 1/2 ounce fresh squeezed lime
  • 1/4 ounce Campari
  • Optional: cinnamon sugar rim

Directions:

  1. If desired, rim a rocks glass with lime and dip in cinnamon sugar and fill the glass with ice.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add all ingredients with ice.
  3. Shake and strain into the prepared rocks glass.

If you really want to bump up the heat, infuse your cinnamon tequila with a ghost pepper for a few hours.

hot tamale margarita

Great Balls of Fire

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 ounces Jose Cuervo Cinge
  • 3/4 ounce Cointreau
  • 2 to 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1/2 ounce fresh squeezed lemon
  • Soda water
  • Orange wedge for garnish

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker except for the soda water with ice.
  2. Shake and strain into an ice filled rocks glass.
  3. Top with soda water and garnish with an orange wedge.

orange cinnamon tequila cocktail

Fiery Passion

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 ounces Jose Cuervo Cinge
  • 1 ounce passion fruit juice
  • 1/2 ounce lime
  • Optional: 2 to 3 dashes of grapefruit bitters

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake and strain into an ice filled rocks glass.
  3. Garnish with a lime wheel and/or a tropical umbrella.

cinnamon infused tequila cocktail

There you have it… Three ways to enjoy the latest release from Cuervo. Enjoy your sting! And if you want even more sting, go ahead and follow Cuervo on Facebook. You know you want to…

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Cheers!

Note… I received a bottle of Jose Cuervo Cinge to review. All thoughts, opinions, recipes and most of the pictures are my own.

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Jessica Torres is the chief cocktail creator here at One Martini. Outside of the internet, she tends bar at DEATH & TAXES and midtown eats in Reno, Nevada. When not working, Jessica can be found improving her food and drink photography, spending time with her family or attempting to nap. Subscribe to our newsletter to get all of the latest cocktail creations delivered directly to your inbox.

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3 comments… add one
  • Lisa February 4, 2014, 4:56 pm

    Just had this and it’s delicious!!!!!

    Reply
    • Jessica Torres February 4, 2014, 5:32 pm

      Awesome! That’s my favorite from these recipes.

      Reply
  • Lisa February 4, 2014, 4:57 pm

    The margarita, that is! :)

    Reply

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