THE PURSUIT OF ADVENTURE ECHOES IN EVERY SOUL.
After countless trips chasing swells, surfers Keith Ross and Bruce Beach set out to create a drink that embodied memories made on the dusty roads and beaches of Baja. Made the traditional way in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico Peligroso® is that drink.
Inspired by the pursuit of big breaks and good times south of SoCal, Peligroso® is crafted for those who seek a life traveled off the beaten path. For those who make their own rules. Those who push to live every moment to the fullest. For those hell bent on fully experiencing the ride. For those born to rattle the cage.
Peligroso Cinnamon is back!
I can’t tell you how happy I am to see Peligroso Cinnamon out and about again since its move to Diageo.
We received a sample of the previous infusion (before the Diageo buy out and distillery move) and it was a huge hit with us. In fact, we awarded it a Silver medal in the 2013 Brands of Promise Awards.
We particularly enjoyed using this expression in the Tequila Aficionado Test Kitchen. Here are some links to articles where we mentioned recipes we created with it:
Truth be told, we had quite a few other recipes we wanted to try, like a particular pumpkin truffle and a few others, but one bottle only lasts so long when it is that good – and it was.
We’re hoping Diageo will enter Peligroso Cinnamon into the 2016 Brands of Promise Competition as a comeback brand (and I wouldn’t mind working on several new recipes in the test kitchen as well). In the meantime – here are some festive Peligroso Cinnamon cocktails for your next holiday party:
- 1.25 oz. Peligroso Silver
- .75 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
- .25 oz. Agave Nectar
- .25 oz. Peligroso Cinnamon
Add first three ingredients into an ice filled shaker. Shake and strain into salt-rimmed rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with lime slice. Make it fiery by adding Peligroso Cinnamon.
- 1 oz. Peligroso Silver
- .5 oz. Peligroso Cinnamon
- 1 oz. Fresh Grapefruit Juice
- .5 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
- .5 oz. Agave Nectar
- Lime Slice
Add first five ingredients to an ice filled shaker. Shake vigorously. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with lime.
· 1 oz. Peligroso Cinnamon
· Pint of Choice
Pour chilled Peligroso Cinnamon into shot glass. Enjoy with your favorite pint of beer.
· 1.5 oz. Peligroso Cinnamon
· 4 oz. Ginger Beer
· 1 Orange Wedge
Fill a copper mug with ice. Squeeze an orange wedge into the glass and drop on top of the ice. Add Peligroso Cinnamon to spice it up. Top with ginger beer.
THE PELIGROSO® STORY: After countless trips chasing big breaks on the beaches of Baja, two avid surfers from Southern California found themselves in awe of the region’s culture and its quality tequila. The duo would revel each day’s adventure with a shot of Tequila, or Surfer’s Martini, which struck a deep appreciation for the spirit. In 2009, they founded Peligroso® Tequila, a 100% Blue Weber Agave Tequila, inspired by their thirst for life, adventure and great stories.
Embodying a deep respect for Mexico, Peligroso® Tequila is their tribute to the country’s beauty, rugged edge and rich traditions. Made the traditional way in the highlands of Jalisco, the spirit’s sense of adventure is found in each of its Tequila variants. Peligroso® variants include 100% Blue Weber Agave Silver, Reposado, and Anejo Tequilas and Peligroso® Cinnamon.
Do you dare to join Peligroso® and Rattle The Cage?
Peligroso® Cinnamon is infused with 100% pure cinnamon and a blend of ingredients for a kick that leaves some sweet heat.
FLAVOR PROFILE: Warm and savory with spicy aromas and a light finish, Peligroso® Cinnamon is a cinnamon flavored tequila liqueur that finishes with the perfect amount of sweet heat on the palate
SERVE: The perfect shot for all occasions – even better chilled with an orange slice
ABV: 70 proof, 35% (ABV)
BOTTLE: The burnt red coloring of the glass is inspired by rich Mexican heritage and the sweet heat finish of the liquid
FORMAT: Available in a 750mL, 1.0L, 375mL and 50mL bottle
MSRP: $22.99/750mL, $26.99/1.0L, $12.99/375mL and $1.99/50mL
AVAILABILITY: Peligroso® Cinnamon is available nationwide and year-round
You may have seen my previous recipe for Peligroso Cinnamon Apple Crisp, well with cranberry season upon us, I’ve added a tart bog-berry twist.
I must admit, I love cooking with my Crock Pot and the bonus of cooking with a tequila like Peligroso made this recipe a lot of fun. It all started when I had some apple slices that had browned slightly and the kids just didn’t want them if they weren’t pretty anymore. True to my blue collar roots, I didn’t see the sense in tossing them out. So I chopped them up, put them in the crock pot and made something delicious!
Peligroso Cinnamon Cranapple Crisp
You can use a couple chopped fresh apples if you like, or just use the ingredients listed below.
Combine in Crock Pot:
1 Bag Fresh Cranberries
1 Can Light Apple Pie Filling (I cut the apple slices a little more to make bite-sized pieces)
1 Cup Peligroso Cinnamon
2.5 Cups Splenda or Sugar
1 t Saigon Cinnamon
Mix thoroughly and cook on high for an hour, stirring often.
After one hour, remove the cover and continue to cook on High for 2 hours to allow some of the liquid to evaporate.
While you’re waiting, mix the following topping together:
1 Cup Flour
1 Cup Oats
2/3 Cup Splenda or Sugar
1/4 t Baking Soda
1/2 Cup Melted Butter
2 t Saigon Cinnamon
1 Cup Walnut Pieces (or sliced Almonds)
When the liquid in the Crock Pot mixture has reduced to about half, spread the crumb topping evenly over it, cover, and allow to cook on Low for another hour or on Warm overnight.
Serve in small servings with a glass of Peligroso Cinnamon, a cup of coffee or a glass of milk.
This is a surprisingly rich dessert that can also double as a delicious breakfast. (Yeah, we tried it both ways.)
I sat down the other evening to taste Peligroso Cinnamon. I knew Peligroso was good to begin with so I aerated it with the Vinturi Spirit Aerator to allow it to show me what it had. As it happens, Peligroso Cinnamon has all the right stuff. This isn’t some girly bottle of silliness with all sorts of additives. This is 84 proof Peligroso 100% Blue Weber Agave Silver Tequila with 100% natural cinnamon extract.
From its rich golden color to its sweet nose of natural cinnamon, we were pleased with the pour. I found the nose somewhat reminiscent of the Big Red gum I remember chewing as a child. Like De La Tierre Maple Tequila, I was pleasantly surprised by the very natural flavor. It wasn’t an overpowering, over-the-top syrupy infusion but a bright spicy beverage with a warm, medium finish.
This is something I’d drink by the fire at the lodge after a day of downhill skiing. If you want something for a liquid dessert that hits the spot without being overly sweet or heavy, this is it. This is a sipper, a mixer, and a great juice to cook with. In fact, it felt so much like dessert to me that I was inspired to use it in an apple crisp.
The Peligroso Cinnamon Apple Crisp made for a deliciously light dessert, not your grandmother’s apple crisp. If you’re looking for a little something sugar free and diet friendly after your holiday ham, give this recipe a try:
Peligroso Cinnamon Apple Crisp
2 Cans Light Apple Pie Filling
1/2 C Cranberries (dried or fresh)
1/4 C Peligroso Cinnamon Tequila
1T + 1t Saigon Cinnamon
1 C Oats
1 C Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 C Butter
1t Baking Soda
1 C Splenda
Empty 2 Cans Light Apple Pie Filling (made with Splenda) into a crock pot. Mix in 1/2 cup cranberries (I used Low Sugar Craisins, but you could easily use fresh), 1/4 cup Peligroso Cinnamon Tequila and 1 teaspoon Saigon Cinnamon.
Top with a mixture of 1 cup oats, 1 cup whole wheat flour,1/2 cup butter, 1 Tablespoon Saigon Cinnamon, 1 teaspoon baking soda and 1 cup Splenda.
Cover and cook on high until the syrup bubbles up from below, then leave on warm for about an hour. Serves eight.
Whether you have it for dessert or breakfast, this is a guilt free recipe made extra tasty with Peligroso Cinnamon Tequila.