Introducing a new way to rosé all day: Codigo 1530 Rosa. While our love for pink wine is well documented, when pink tequila came across our desks we decided it was time to change our relationship status to “open.” The heart wants what the heart wants—and in this case, it wants the caress of a rosy tequila that’s dangerously easy to drink and oh-so-pretty to look at.
Codigo 1530 Rosa tequila launched in the United States in late 2016; before that, it was only produced in Mexico by tequila makers for private family gatherings. It takes seven years to make, and it rests for a month in uncharred Napa Valley Cabernet French white oak barrels, which allows the Cab to interact with the agave and give the tequila its unique color and flavor. To our admittedly untrained palettes, the flavor is tequila-y with a subtle touch of floral—aka you actually want to savor the taste. (It’s good enough that this writer was even able to overcome what she’s dubbing The Great Tequila Incident of Memorial Day 2014.)
You can currently find this ‘grammable spirit in 18 states, at both big box retailers like Costco and It-girl joints like Toca Madera in Los Angeles. For the full distribution list, click here.