Whether your preference is an enormous margarita, a brunch-time paloma, or a sophisticated sipping spirit, tequila is a must-have for Cinco de Mayo. Here are a few amazing agave-based products to kickstart your holiday weekend:
Looking for a budget-friendly Blanco? Tequila 512 Blanco is an award-winning premium tequila that doesn’t cost a premium. Owned by Austinite Scott Willis, this incredibly smooth tequila is a versatile celebration of the culture of the Texas state capitol.
For a more elegant occasion, Azunia Tequila offers a beautifully packaged Blanco with delicate, refreshing notes of lemon and cream, with a peppery aftertaste. Made with 100% weber blue agave, this wonderfully clean tequila is certified organic, and certified delicious!
What could be better than Gold? Double Gold! Especially when the Double Gold refers to the highly prestigious awards you take away from the 2016 World Spirits Competition! Tequila Sheela, a woman-owned company based out of Little Elm, Texas, makes a certified organic Reposado with hints of bourbon that is a requisite part of any home bar.
Need a little smokiness in your life? While Zignum Mezcal is not technically a tequila, it’s definitely worth mentioning in this list of agave-based greats. Zignum’s Reposado, made with 100% Espadin Green Agave, goes easy on the smokiness (as compared to traditional mezcals), making it as easy to enjoy neat as it is in cocktails.
While younger tequilas are often used in cocktails, añejos are ideal for those who prefer to savor all the rich, deep flavors of a mature, barrel-aged tequila. Los Arango, named for Mexican war hero Pancho Villa, produces a wonderful Añejo with complex notes of vanilla, salt, and green peppers. Their unique Charente distillation method makes this beautifully aged tequila unlike anything else in the industry, and the gorgeous bottle design is a covet-worthy piece for any bottle collector.
Una Mas, Por Favor
Feeling a little extra? We decided to add una mas tequila to the list – Toro de Lidia’s Extra Añejo! While regular añejos are typically barrel aged for a year, what makes this tequila so extra is a total of five years aging in bourbon barrels, where it gains wonderful flavors and character over time. If you’ve never had a sipping tequila, this is the one to try (especially with its amazingly affordable price point!) This is a tequila for whiskey lovers. All the notes you know and love from your favorite whiskey – caramel, vanilla, and spice – make this a truly amazing tequila.
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