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Tequila Barrel-Finished Gins

Ginquila Was Inspired by the Cantarito Cocktail

Inspired by the tequila‐based Cantarito cocktail, Skeptic Distillery created Ginquila, a new gin spirit finished in tequila barrels for seven months. The Cantarito is considered to be the predecessor to the Paloma cocktail and across bars in the Southwestern US and Mexico, it is served in a clay pot to keep it chilled.

Ginquila is made with staples like juniper, as well as cinnamon, thyme, arbol and chipotle peppers, plus lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit and papaya. Thanks to its unique combination of ingredients and the way the spirit is finished, it is said to have notes of citrus and mild spice. When it comes to enjoying Ginquila, Skeptic Distillery recommends keeping it simple and serving it over ice with grapefruit soda or including it in a tequila cocktail.

Image Credit: Skeptic Distillery
Trend Themes
1. Tequila Barrel-finished Gins - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore the trend of aging gins in tequila barrels to create unique flavor profiles and expand the gin market.
2. Cantarito Cocktail - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop ready-to-drink versions of the Cantarito cocktail to cater to the growing demand for convenient and authentic cocktail experiences.
3. Unique Flavor Combinations - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Experiment with unconventional combinations of ingredients, such as cinnamon, thyme, arbol and chipotle peppers, to create distinctive and adventurous spirits.
Industry Implications
1. Alcoholic Beverages - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Introduce innovative spirits like Ginquila to the alcoholic beverage industry, attracting discerning consumers seeking novel flavor experiences.
2. Craft Distilleries - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Encourage craft distilleries to adopt tequila barrel aging techniques, giving rise to unique gins and expanding their product portfolios.
3. Ready-to-drink Market - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Tap into the ready-to-drink market by offering pre-mixed Cantarito cocktails that capture the authentic flavors of the Southwestern US and Mexico.
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