A Reposado that Embodies the Spirit of Liberation®
HOW THE SANDINISTA SHOT CAME TO BE
Legend has it, in the late 90s, a bartender in St. Louis, Missouri named Doug Morgan concocted what everyone in town considered “the bartender’s shot”.
Mixology wasn’t yet popular at the time, and he was tired of serving the same old sweet shots. So, he decided to experiment with a few ingredients from the kitchen. A combination of Tequila Reposado, Sriracha hot sauce, lime and an imaginative spice blend created what would become known among St Louis bartenders as… the Sandinista shot!
Bartenders would say, “It makes you feel like a Nicaraguan revolutionary!”, referring to the spirit of the 1930’s Nicaraguan uprising. As Doug Morgan remembers, the Clash album, ‘Sandinista!’ was playing on repeat the night the drink was created. The legendary flavored tequila drink left its mark in the hearts and minds of local St. Louisans, and thus, the inspiration for Sandinista Tequila was born.
Our Founding Partners Include Some of the World’s Best Action Sports Athletes
Our product branding is driven by the belief that action sports and action sports athletes are the catalyst behind the meteoric growth of many drink brands including Red Bull, Rockstar, and Monster Energy. We believe Sandinista is the first liquor/spirit to unite the tribes of action sports, live music and street art.
We created a program that exchanges equity in our company for endorsement partnerships with many of the world’s top professional snowboarders, musicians, and artists. The accomplishments of our riders include multiple X Games medalists, US Open Championships, and the coveted Transworld Snowboarding Rider of the Year award. Our Riders have an ownership interest in the company and promote Sandinista with the goal of growing the brand.
100% AGAVE TEQUILA REPOSADO
TEQUILA WITH NATURAL FLAVORS ADDED
Our tequila is distilled using the finest 100% blue weber agave. In Guadalajara, Mexico, the tequila is aged 4 months to Reposado in french oak casks.
The Sandinista flavors of agave, lime, sriracha & our secret spice blend, are mixed into the tequila at the distillery.
The Sandinista flavor profile shines bright and represents the complete aesthetic of the original shot.
is a collaboration between a group of former bartenders, professional snowboarders, and the oldest distillery in Guadalajara, Mexico, founded in 1943 by Cesar Garcia Fernandez. Kosher distilled in small batches utilizing a roller mill and traditional autoclave, Sandinista is made with the finest blue weber agave. The tequila is aged four months in virgin, flame charred, French White Oak casks. Our natural sriracha, lime and spice flavors are then added to create Sandinista is crafted to be the smoothest spiced tequila in the world.
Citrus and spice aroma highlight oak aged, earthy agave. Notes of chili, cardamom, and ginger. Complex and inviting.
A rush of sweet agave with sriracha and lime, upfront followed by herbal undertones including roasted pepper, dried fruit, and spiced notes. A gentle breath of heat and spice that lingers on the tongue. A very clean, precise Reposado with an elegant, pure, agave character. Sandinista is a tequila that can be enjoyed in margaritas, on the rocks, neat, or in any of our specialty cocktails.
2 ounces Sandinista Tequila 3 ounce pineapple juice 1 dash sriracha hot sauce Garnish: Diced jalapeño and cucumber
2 ounces Sandinista Tequila 1 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed 1/2 ounce agave nectar or simple syrup Garnish: Salt rim