Anteel Tequila Debuts Blood Orange Blanco

The limited-release spirit is infused with Tarocco blood oranges
Blood Orange Blanco - anteel tequila
Anteel Tequila’s Blood Orange Blanco is a limited-release spirit. // Photograph by Don Ferguson

Looking to celebrate National Tequila Day? In honor of the July 24 holiday, metro Detroit-based liquor brand Anteel Tequila is debuting Blood Orange Blanco Tequila, a limited-release spirit that is refreshingly sweet and tangy.

According to a press release, it took Nayana Ferguson, co-founder and chief operating officer of Anteel Tequila, nearly a year to find the best all-natural flavors for the new product. That research led her to Tarocco blood oranges, which are native to Sicily, Italy, and are considered one of the most popular orange varieties because of their sweetness.

For the new spirit, Anteel takes 100 percent Blue Weber Agave tequila and infuses it with flavors from the Tarocco Blood Oranges. The tequila can be sipped on its own — either neat or chilled — or used in cocktails like blood orange margaritas and palomas.

Anteel Blood Orange Tequila retails at $40. Nearly 30 brick-and-mortar stores in Michigan will carry the new offering — all of the location are listed on the Anteel Tequila website and some will have the tequila starting today. The tequila will be available in-person until it sells out at those stores, and it can also be purchased online through the Rancho Liquor platform.

Blood Orange Blanco is Anteel’s fourth tequila. Founded 2018 by Nayana and her husband, Don Ferguson, the brand also sells a Coconut Lime Blanco Tequila, Anteel Reposado Tequila, and Anteel Blanco. It has won more than 25 awards and accolades —including silver and bronze medals at the 2020 and 2021 World Spirits Competition and silver and gold medals at the 2021 Bartender Spirits Awards.

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