Who can forget Tom Cruise and Elisabeth Shue steaming up the screen in the 80′s classic film “Cocktail.” Long before there were mixologists, Tom made bartending look effortlessly chic, serving up mixed drinks with flair on a romantic Caribbean island. Now over two decades later, cocktails, especially those that are artisanal like Tanteo Tequila, are all the rage.

Tanteo is the brainchild of Jonathan Rojewski. His vision along with Neil Grosscup, CEO, Tanteo Spirits: To make the perfect tequila; clean, easy to drink with fresh picked ingredients. Both Rojewski and Grosscup saw an open niche in the U.S. market.

“We tasted a lot of in-house infused margaritas. And after touring the NYC cocktail scene we decided to add value to the category by creating our own authentic brand,” adds Grosscup.

All Tanteo tequilas are handcrafted with genuine Mexican flavors: Jalapeño, cocoa, mango and guanabana. The result is a unique sipping tequila, available in a variety of indigenous flavors.

This July 4th turn up the heat and serve the signature Tanteo cocktail: Jalapeño Margarita and enjoy the local flavors of Mexico!

Tanteo Jalapeño: One of a kind, delicious with some lingering heat. Serve neat or in a cocktail.

Red Carpet Drink Recipe

Jalapeño Margarita
2 oz. Tanteo Jalapeño Tequila
1 oz. Fresh lime juice
¾ oz. Agave Nectar
Combine ingredient into a shaker filled with ice.
Shake well and strain into a glass filled with ice.
Rim glass with salt (optional).
Garnish with a lime wedge.
Purchase Tanteo in New Jersey at these fine wine and spirits retailers!
Bayway World of Liquor, Elizabeth
Joe Canal’s, Lawrenceville
Lush, Asbury Park
Shoprite Wine & Spirits, Westfield
Shoppers Vineyard, Clifton
Wine Chateau, Piscataway
Whole Foods, Red Bank