Ever wondered what to drink in Guy Fieri’s “Flavortown”? We might have an idea. The wild-haired Food Network star has teamed up with rocker Sammy Hagar to create a new tequila called Santo Fino Blanco, and you’ll be able to try it this spring.
“Guy has always been a tequila lover and when he approached me about creating a tequila together it was perfect timing,” Hagar said in a press release. “Guy and I shook hands and a few months later we were sipping the most amazing blanco tequila we’d ever tasted.”
Hagar may be best known for his days with Van Halen, but he’s far from new to the world of food and beverages. He’s the founder of Cabo Wabo Cantina, Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum and the Sammy’s Beach Bar & Grill restaurant chain. Around the turn of the century, Hagar began importing his Cabo Wabo tequila brand into the U.S., eventually selling a controlling share to Gruppo Campari in 2007 for nearly $80 million. And in 2017, Hagar and Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine paired up to make Santo Puro Mezquila, the world’s first and only blend of tequila and mezcal.
Fieri has plenty of foodie fame all his own. In addition to his TV shows, which include “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” and “Guy’s Grocery Games,” Fieri owns numerous restaurants, including Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen + Bar and El Burro Borracho in Las Vegas.
“There are a few things I know,” Fieri said in the release. “Great food, killer drinks and wild times… and Sammy and I are makin’ it all happen with Los Santo.”
The new liquor is described as an “Old World-style” tequila made with 100 percent blue Weber agave. Third-generation master distiller Juan Eduardo Nuñez worked with Hagar and Fieri to create the drink, and he hand-selects the agave plants from Mexico’s Jalisco Highlands.
Santo Fino Blanco will hit liquor stores this May. Fieri may be new to tequila-making, but his friendly and goofy persona has landed one of his productions on the list of the Food Network’s 12 best shows of all time.