We see you. You’re currently at the liquor store trying to decide which tequila to buy for your margarita recipe that you’ve already told your friends is the best. Even though it’s your first time actually making it. Lucky for you, here are 10 of the best tequilas for margaritas.
Pick any one of the following blanco or reposado tequilas for your bar cart and you should be all set. Why is blanco the type of tequila most popular in a margarita? Because it offers a crisp and refreshing taste that mixes well.
Caza Sauza has been making tequila since 1873. This blanco has a crisp and clean finish, with notes of apple and jasmine. If you’re in a rush to grab a bottle, or already bored of reading, this is a safe bet.
El Jimador batches 100% hand-harvested blue Weber agave. A well-known, affordable tequila brand with a crisp finish that’s best on the rocks, but will still stand out if you decide to make frozen margs.
It’s the hand-blown recycled bottles that sold me on this one. This woman-owned and operated distillery makes additive-free, small batch reposado tequila; and all agave remnants are given to local farmers for cattle feed.
LALO uses three ingredients for its ultra premium recipe: Highlands agave, champagne yeast, and deep well water.
This tequila was created by Bertha González Nieves, the world’s first Maestra Tequilera (female tequila distiller). The agave grows on volcanic soil and is then aged in French and English oak barrels.