I'm on a quest to find the best tequila for a margarita. Do you need to spend big bucks to make a great version of the drink? Are there affordable brands that make good margs? I convened a blind tasting of margaritas made from ten different tequilas to find out.
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Bored with Margaritas and Palomas? Here are five great new tequila cocktails to mix up at home.
A tart and citrusy hot weather refresher featuring tequila and Liber and Co's awesome Rhubarb and Ginger Shrub.
This Sazerac variation swaps in añejo tequila instead of rye and uses creme de cacao for sweetener.
Muddled bell pepper and strawberry make this creation from Jim Meehan of PDT more than your average pomegranate margarita.
If you like the flavors of a Dark and Stormy, Moscow Mule, or Mojito, you'll love the Mojalisco.
This bitter and refreshing amaro-laced tequila cocktail from Aaron Joseph of Wit and Wisdom in Baltimore, MD gives a nod toward the Negroni
Our top recommendations for 100%-agave tequila that you can buy for $25 and under.
A cocktail in a pitcher means more time outside relaxing and less time inside making drinks. Hibiscus gives this drink a tart and floral flavor and a gorgeous color.
A cocktail in a pitcher means more time outside relaxing and less time inside making drinks. Hibiscus gives this tequila drink a tart and floral flavor and a gorgeous color.
You needn't give up tequila for the weekend just because limes are crazy-expensive. Here are 5 ideas for tequila drinks to make at home that don't call for limes at all.
The Los Altos highlands of Jalisco are known for their iron-rich red soil and high altitude: we're talking about 7,000 feet above sea level. (Take that, Mile High City!) This is where Olmeca Altos tequila is produced. Join us on a tour behind the scenes...
These 14 drink recipes don't need Cointreau or Campari, St. Germain, or Green Chartreuse: just one bottle of tequila and a quick trip to the market for fresh supplies like citrus and herbs.
Cucumbers and celery add a cooling vegetal note to this tart and refreshing tequila cocktail.
The round sweetness of mango gets a kick from spicy ginger and tart lemon in this tequila cocktail. If you have it, use reposado tequila, which lends a warm oakiness to the drink, balanced here with a touch of bright, grassy cilantro.
Sweet, ripe strawberries are a natural match for balsamic vinegar. Mixed with fresh lime juice and mint, the combination makes for a refreshingly tart-sweet tequila cocktail you'll want in hand all summer long.
If you haven't tried high-proof tequilas yet, seek these out.
It's been a banner year in the spirits industry, with incredible new releases flowing fast and furious. After reviewing dozens for this site (and drinking even more beyond that), it's always difficult for me to choose favorites. Still, you're wondering what to seek out to tuck under the Christmas tree or order online as a gift to yourself, so I might as well try. Here are my top spirits of the year.
Leo Robitschek of NoMad and Eleven Madison Park in New York crafted this cocktail as a fruitcake taste-alike. It's full of zesty, spicy, citrusy notes.
Join us for a virtual tour of Herradura's operation in action—from the agave nursery to the harvest, the giant clay ovens to the fermentation tanks, the stills to the barrels, and everything in between.