What is pink tequila, or rosa tequila? Is it tequila made from roses? Is it dyed pink for fun? There are so many questions about this new tequila style that we just had to find the answers for. People often mistake the wordrosaforroseswhen in fact,rosameanspinkin Spanish. So, pink tequila is NOT made from roses, unfortunately, but that sounds pretty delish. I’ve found that pink tequila has two different categories- the first is tequila that is aged in used red wine barrels which leaves a slight tint that turns the finished tequila pink.Second, some brands infuse red fruit or blend juice into the finished tequila to make it pink.In my naturalist, pink obsessed, wine-loving fashion, I prefer to enjoy the barrel aged tequila brands over the mixed juice and fruit infusion brands. The barrel aged styles would be best enjoyed sipped neat or on the rocks while the infused styles would make for yummy cocktails. Both pink tequila styles would look great on your back bar, that's for sure. I think I need to start a pink tequila collection...
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Listed below are some of the top pink tequila brands available in both categories and where to find them. You can click on any of the product affiliate links* to be redirected to the retailer’s site for more information on the product and pricing. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn a commission.
wine barrel aged:
Código 1530 Rosa
Código 1530 Rosa begins with the purity of Blanco tequila, then is rested for 1 month in uncharred Napa Valley Cabernet French White Oak wine barrels. The result is a refined spirit with a natural color as beautiful as its taste.
The Rosa barrels are uncharred, allowing the Cabernet to interact directly with the tequila, imparting a subtle pink hue and light floral finish.
Leads with bright agave character and finishes with the soft red wine notes of Cabernet. Details • 100% Agave • No additives, sweeteners, flavoring, coloring or chemicals • Award-winning Napa Cabernet Barrels • Family-owned & operated distillery
• 61 Calories/oz
Komos Reposado Rosa Tequila is aged in the finest French oak red wine barrels for two months to create a Reposado unlike any other, then aerates to make the mouthfeel softer and rounder, adding the slightest impression of natural sweetness. The liquid is transformed to a beautiful pink hue, with a rich palate awash in dark berries and cocoa. The iconic bottle is handmade vitrified porcelain and is meant to be upcycled to live on long after you have finished enjoying what lies within.
Big, round and plush on the palate, the fresh agave flavors are met with vanilla, butterscotch, and a dry dark chocolate note. Blackberries, plums, and dark cherries leap out of the glass. The finish is long, rich, and very smooth, leaving the impression of chocolate covered strawberries behind it.
CALIROSA Rosa Blanco Tequila is aged in California red wine barrels for 30 days, a process that allows for our unique aromas of strawberry, raspberry and honey. The flavor is agave forward with orange, cherry, and dark berry notes. All of CALIROSA'S tequilas are aged in red wine barrels as well. They have an añejo and extra añejo that are beautiful, deep orange colors.
Juan De León Tequila ROSA-BLANCOis rested for 1 month in un-charred French oak wine barrels sourced from Napa vineyards that were formerly used to age Cabernet Sauvignon wine. The white Tequila takes on a unique pinkcolor, enriching the natural agave flavor, imbuing the tequila floral and fruit accents from the red wine tannins that stained the inside of the wine barrels.
AsomBroso La Rosa is 100% blue agave tequila and distilled and filtered multiple times. After the final filtration the resultant tequila spirit is then “rested” for 3 months in ex-Bordeaux red wine barrels. The nose is sweet and delightfully fragrant. Aeration brings out the complex characteristics of a fine vintage Bordeaux. Notes are cherry, vanilla and mild oak.
7-8 Year old Agave is harvested by hand & baked in traditional steam ovens before being mashed, fermented & distilled. Pink grapefruit peel is soaked in silver tequila & combined with pink grapefruit & grapefruit distillate are combined with the tequila before bottling.
The process used to make AHA YETO Tequila is the same as was used 100 years ago, without chemicals or additives. Agave Tequilana Weber is the sole raw material used. Their DIva Plata Rosa is bold in pink color and infused with natural Hibiscus Essence.
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