Not too long ago, Tequila options were limited. Tequila used to be dark brown and tasted terrible. It was not sipped, it was used in margarita’s loaded with sugar or taken as a shot following by salt, lime, intense gagging and possibly vomiting. Yes, it was that bad.
Over the last decade or so, many new tequila brands have hit the market. It is confusing to know what kind to order and how to drink it. Similar to wine and bourbon, tequila is tastier the longer it is aged.
Best Type For Mixed Drinks:
- Blanco or Silver: Requires little aging. The flavor is sweet intense agave and is great for mixed drinks.
- Joven or Gold: Requires little aging and is a combination of Blanco and Reposado
Best Type For Margarita’s:
- Reposado: Must be aged 2-12 months. It goes down mellow and smooth.
Best Type For Sipping:
- Extra Anejo: Must be aged for 1-3 years. The taste has vanilla and floral notes.
- Joven or Gold: Must be aged for at least 3-years and is both smooth and complex.
Which one will you be choosing?