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Don Eladio holding the poisoned Zafiro Añejo

Zafiro Añejo, a fictitious brand of tequila created for Breaking Bad, is a distilled beverage made from the blue agave plant. Gustavo Fring notably poisoned a bottle of Zafiro Añejo, which was later drunk by Eladio Vuente and other high-ranking members of the Cartel, causing their deaths. ("Salud") Añejo, meaning aged or vintage, indicates that the tequila was aged a minimum of one year, but less than three years in oak barrels.


Zafiro Añejo is a fictitious brand of tequila created by the writers of Breaking Bad. It was created after attempts to find a product placement fell through after being told that the scene contained people dropping dead minutes after drinking their placed product. The word zafiro is Spanish for sapphire and is a reference to the blue color of Walter White's meth.

Despite the drink being entirely fictional, the design of the bottle may have taken inspiration from the 140-year-old "Hardy Perfection Fire" Cognac.


Better Call Saul

Season 2


Jimmy McGill and Kim Wexler con Ken into buying them shots of the same brand of tequila (priced at $50 a shot) by posing as two siblings looking to invest their million-dollar inheritance. They end up drinking a whole bottle and leave before Ken discovers the amount of the bill. ("Switch")

Season 3

Jimmy McGill buys a bottle to share with Kim Wexler of the tequila after he's confident that the Sandpiper case is going to be settled. Kim Wexler is distracted and too busy preparing for her newest client, Billy Gatwood, and agrees to join him later, before leaving to attend her meeting, ironically getting in a car crash due to fatigue before she gets there. After Kim leaves Jimmy then proceeds to open the bottle and have a shot with Francesca Liddy in Kim's absence. ("Fall")

Season 4

After Chuck's suicide, Kim pulls out the bottle and drinks with Jimmy, ultimately finishing the bottle. ("Smoke")

Season 6

Jimmy prepares to buy a bottle of the tequila in preparation for his and Kim Wexler's victory over Howard Hamlin when he spots something that ruins their plan. Jimmy takes off, leaving the bottle behind without ever buying it. ("Axe and Grind")

Breaking Bad

Season 4

Gustavo Fring, Mike Ehrmantraut, and Jesse Pinkman visit the cartel's hacienda after Jesse is acquired by the cartel. The cartel's leader Don Eladio Vuente spots the gift box that Gus has bought him and is delighted to see the premium tequila inside. Don decides to share the tequila with the rest of his cartel, and has his waiter pour shots for everyone except Gaff and Mike. Don Eladio takes Jesse's shot back after Gus states that Jesse is an addict and needs to stay sober to do his work. Poised for a toast, Don Eladio stops and warily eyes Gus. Gus drinks first, and the entire cartel also drinks the tequila. Gus asks to use the bathroom, and Don Eladio has a capo escort him there. Once in the bathroom, Gus begins to vomit the tequila he had drunk earlier. The entire cartel drops dead after being poisoned, and Don Eladio collapses in the pool. Gus begins to falter, as the pills he took earlier to protect him from the effects of the poison hadn't entirely worked. ("Salud")