Spirits of the Season 2013: Peligroso Cinnamon Tequila for Mexican style Glogg

Spirits of the Season 2013 will bring you the hottest new recipes, spirits and wines from the coolest distilleries, vineyards, restaurants and bars from all across the globe!

Cinnamon Tequila. Think about it. Let it sink in and imagine the possibilities, especially this time of year.

We did and came up with a fabulous recipe for a Scandinavian traditional mulled wine called "Glogg" that uses one of the finest flavored Tequilas on the market: Peligroso Cinnamon.

When the holiday season comes around, we can’t help but indulge in food and drink spiced with classic holiday flavors like gingerbread, peppermint, nutmeg, hazelnut, and the ever present cinnamon.

This time every year, food and drink manufacturers introduce their long-awaited seasonally spiced products. And this year, we’ve tried the OG (original gangster) cinnamon tequila, and found it to be perfect for mixing and for Mexican coffee drinks topped with whipped cream.

Peligroso was the very first-ever cinnamon tequila, infused with 100% pure cinnamon extract, it creates a delicious spirit with a kick that leaves some sweet heat on the palate long after the first sip.

Peligroso is an exceptionally smooth, 42% alc by Vol, 100% Weber Blue Agave Tequila, grown and harvested on a private estate in the highlands of Jalisco Mexico. There agave is steamed in authentic brick ovens, and distilled in copper and stainless pots and aged to perfection in real white oak whiskey barrels from Tennessee, 6-8 months for Peligroso Reposado and 12-18 months for Peligroso Anejo.

Every batch of Peligroso tequila is corked and numbered by hand, to certify its authenticity. The cork is a three-piece design made up of a natural cork stopper, real stained wood top and antiqued coin medallion. All Peligroso bottles come with a hangtag describing our story and a genuine metal snake charm.

Glogg is a traditional Scandinavian Christmas punch and this recipe is timely, please give it a try.

Now, we got to thinking, usually Brandy, Cognac, Red Wine, vodka and Aquavit are the spirits thrown into a slow cooker for a good rousing Glogg. So we swapped out the Brandy and tried Peligroso Cinnamon Tequila and were amazed at how good it really was.

Monsters and Critics "Mexico meet Scandinavia" Peligroso Glogg

Prep Time: 1 hour Total Time: 1 hour Yield: approx. 10 8-ounce servings Ingredients:

3 cups water

1 cup Chai tea (strong)

1 cup Peligroso Cinnamon Tequila

Peel from 1 large orange, cut into large strips (slice fruit up too)

One Apple sliced

Sliced orange fruit - entire orange (see above)

2 tablespoons whole cloves

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

8 cardamom pods

1/2-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and crushed slightly with the back of a spoon

1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

3 sticks cinnamon 1 750-ml bottle dry red wine

1 cup vodka

2/3 cup dark brown sugar


Throw everything inside a crockpot and let simmer- it takes about an hour to be ready....and add more alcohol after a few hours of simmering.

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