¡Tequila Takedown in SoHo! Tanteo's "Mexican Standoff"

Damien Berliet

Tequila purveyors Tanteo hosted the third installment of its "Mexican Standoff" series last night at its Soho offices. As the tequila lover's answer to "Iron Chef," the event pits two expert mixologists against each other in a best-out-of-three match to see who can create the tastiest concoction from a secret ingredient and designated tequila flavor. While Geisha's Cedric Hosy and Ella's James Frankhouse dueled over pairings of papaya, cocount and chocolate, the crowd of models, artists, and tequila enthusiasts sampled from the brand's stable of cocktail recipes (we regrettably had one too many jalapeno margueritas). The night finished up with Hosy taking home the crown with his coupling of bacon jam with jalapeno Tanteo. Looks like there's a new Tequila Jefe in town, folks.

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