Infusing tequila was not allowed in Mexico when the idea of Voodoo Tiki Tequila began in 2001. So when the company wanted to pursue naturally flavored tequilas, they had to do it in the United States. Working with a US bottling company developed their ideal flavors using traditional infusion techniques: real fruit and no sugar or other sweetening additives. The result is a line of colorful, flavor-filled tequilas that are true to their roots. As of August, 2007 Voodoo Tiki produces three flavored tequilas although it's not likely to stop there. Much like their vodka cohorts, Voodoo is thinking big when it comes to flavors and some of the proposed flavors (see list below) are surely going to push the limits of infused tequilas and the potential of easily flavored Margaritas as well as other favorite tequila cocktails.
Blue, Green & Pink All Over
This blue raspberry and kiwi infused tequila has a beautiful blue hue and a fantastic fruity flavor. It makes a fantastic, quick, blue Margarita by simply substituting Blue Dragon for unflavored tequila and blue curaçao for the triple sec.
A pale pink tequila, Desert Rose is infused with the fruit of the prickly pear cactus. It is super sweet in the most natural way possible, but lacks the sugary aspects of many other sweet infusions. Again, Desert Rose is a fantastic replacement for regular tequila in your favorite Margarita recipe with an extra bonus: prickly pear is known for reducing the effects of hangovers: although too much tequila of any kind is not going to prevent any hangover.
Voodoo Tiki's Green Dragon is a lime-infused tequila that displays the fruit to perfection. I found when mixing this green colored tequila in a Margarita that it's best to skip the lemon and lime juice, use just a touch less sour mix and make up for those losses with a little more triple sec. The lime tequila intensifies the traditionally flavored Margarita.
Flavored tequilas retail for around $30 for 750 ml bottle
Other infused flavors in the works for Voodoo Tiki:
- Black Dragon- coffee
- Coco Paradisio- coconut
- Crimson Lord- melon
- Mandarin Warrior- mandarin
- Midnight Warrior- chocolate
- Red Dragon- strawberry
- Ruby Dragon- black cherry
Enjoy Voodoo Tiki Tequila
This is where it gets really fun with these tequilas. The unflavored tequilas are fantastic for all your traditional tequila cocktails and the flavors, those are made for a Margarita. Not only are they great for opening up the flavored Margarita spectrum, they also sparkle on their own. Whether it be on the rocks, shaken or just chilled, each has their own uniquely flavored, invigorating sweetness.
As with any new liquor you’re introducing yourself to, I recommend you sit down with a straight sipper, smelling and tasting the spirit. In this way you will fully appreciate the flavor and have a good idea of appropriate flavor pairings and with that knowledge you can create your own favorite Margarita blends. For a quick, new flavor you can also simply substitute one of the flavored tequilas for regular tequila in the traditional Margarita recipe, although when Green Dragon is used I suggest holding the lime juice.
Here are a few flavored Margaritas that have the potential to make some colorful party drinks.