Tabasco Diamond Reserve Sauce — with its flashy, Champagne-style bottle — is meant to catch the eye.
And at $35 a pop, it might cost as much as your favorite bottle of bubbly.
But the new sauce is a must for hot sauce fans and collectors.
Tabasco Diamond Reserve Sauce is made from select tabasco peppers on Avery Island that are mashed with salt and aged for up to 15 years then blended with sparkling white wine vinegar.
The result is a concentrated, complex hot sauce that maintains the signature vibrancy Tabasco fans love.
The sauce is a celebratory offering that toasts the chefs, home cooks, bartenders and foodies who have made Tabasco a staple in their kitchens for the last 150 years.
“We have reached this milestone anniversary thanks to our devoted fans who have
championed Tabasco Sauce in kitchens and at dining tables, in restaurants and in
handbags, and from Avery Island, Louisiana to every corner of the world,” said Tony
Simmons, president and CEO of McIlhenny Company and fifth-generation McIlhenny
family member. “We’re excited to share our newest sauce and look forward to seeing the
dishes and drinks that are created using it. Here’s to the next 150 years of great flavor!”
You can get a 6-ounce bottle of Tabasco Diamond Reserve Sauce for $34.95 at tabasco.com.
Supplies are limited.
McIlhenny’s 150th festivities will continue with special birthday bashes held throughout the year in New York City, London and Shanghai. Fans will be invited to these pop-up Tabasco Global Kitchen events in select cities to enjoy street-eats and drinks from around the world.
Simmons is also sharing a recipe for the Diamond Reserve Bloody Mary, which puts a celebratory twist on the classic brunch cocktail with the addition of chili seasoning, black and white sesame seeds, sesame oil and dry prosecco.
Diamond Reserve Bloody Mary Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
For Bloody Mary Cocktail:
- 1.5oz vodka
- 4oz Bloody Mary Mix (recipe below)
- 2 drops sesame oil
- 2oz dry prosecco
- Black and white sesame seeds
- a long cucumber slice
- slice of red pepper
- lemon peel
For Bloody Mary Mix:
- 1.5 cups tomato juice
- 1/2 tablespoon TABASCO® Diamond Reserve Sauce
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 tablespoon celery salt
- ½ tablespoon chili powder
- In a mixing glass, add all ingredients except for the prosecco.
- Stir with ice to chill.
- Strain into stemless wine glass with one large square ice cube.
- Top with prosecco and garnish.