Mmm, mmm, good. Photo courtesy Jose
Jose Cuervo Cinge, also known as Jose Cuervo Especial Cinnamon (that’s sure to be confusing, but why ask why), is a new expression that’s not even on the Cuervo.com website yet.
It is, however, in the stores—and that’s a good thing.
The new flavored tequila is a cinnamon-infused, 70 proof version of Cuervo Especial Silver. There are other “natural flavors,” but if they told us they’d have to kill us.
Cinge means “sting” and the ads we’ve seen show a menacing scorpion (is there any other kind?) crawling across a bar toward a shot of tequila.
But the experience is more “Cosmopolitan” magazine than “American Cowboy.” There’s a soft but vibrant cinnamon nose and flavor. It’s not a burning cinnamon experience like Red Hots candy.
Yet the brand’s copy calls it “a spicy and fiery shot of cinnamon.” Hmmm; perhaps our bottle was from a different batch.
Our Cinge was seductive, and we love it. For $16.99 a bottle, OMG: Last-minute gift problems solved!
We received a bottle from Jose Cuervo along with some cocktail recipes, but it’s heaven just drinking Cinge straight.
Or add it to cider, coffee, tea or a toddy—there’s no need to drag out the cocktail shaker.
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