Best tequilas you can drink straight or enjoy in a cocktail; One tequila, two tequila, three tequila more! Discover the best tequila brands in our round up to try out this summer.
Salt and a wedge of lemon at the ready! Now we finally have the glorious sun to bask in during the day, when it's time to wind down in the evenings few things beat a nice, refreshing margarita.
Made from the native Mexican agave plant, its leaves are cultivated and then the resulting juice is fermented and distilled up to three times.
It's this process that gives us the liquor we know and enjoy today in cocktails all over the world.
For many, the taste (and hangovers) of tequila on its own are too much to bear. But our guide will help you choose the best tequilas for sipping and ones that will go splendidly in any exotic fruity concoction.
Keep reading below for our roundup on the best tequilas to try out this summer.
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Patron has become a household name, especially if you're familiar with rap culture. It turns out it isn't just a fancy tipple that rappers love to enjoy - it's one of the most sought after tequilas in the world.
This top quality tequila is fresh with citrus notes on the nose and an oak palate. Made in the traditional way, high in the Jalisco mountains of central Mexico, each bottle is signed and hand bottled for authenticity.
Perfect for a crisp tasting margarita.
Price: [pounds sterling]44.90, Master of Malt -buy here now
A hit in modern cocktail bars across the globe, Calle 23 is double distilled on traditional pot stills, and then matured in oak casks, giving it a rich nose of oak, vanilla and herbaceous notes.
What is most loved about this tequila is its very light and fresh taste, making it the ideal sipping spirit you can enjoy on the rocks, with or without a lime wedge.
Price: [pounds sterling]36.64, Master of Malt -buy here now
If you're looking for a luxury tequila to bring out on special occasions and look equally as luxurious in your drinks trolley, Don Julio is what you need.
A top cuvee from one of the most renowned producers, this spirit is aged for at least 30 months in oak casks. This tequila is remarkably smooth, with tropical fruity notes and a tad spicy on the palate, with a vanilla finish.
Price: [pounds sterling]144.00, Great Western Wine -buy here now
Made with locally-grown ingredients, this earthy tasting tequila is made from a mixture of real Manuka honey from New Zealand and Yucatan honey from Mexico.
It doesn't possess the usual profile of others on the market, the texture is on the syrupy side - making it perfect for fruity cocktail infusions.
Aromas of toffee on the nose with quite a smoky finish, this spirit has been praised and recommended for people who usually find tequila harsh tasting.
Price: [pounds sterling]24.74, Amazon -buy here now
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A highly popular tequila, being the brainchild of George Clooney and Rande Gerber. This spirit definitely lives up to the hype as is enjoyed so much purely for its fragrant and sweet taste.
For irregular tequila drinkers, you'll be happy to know this one doesn't burn - so feel free to enjoy neat with an ice cube or two.
This process is slower than the average, the agave fermented for twice the average time and roasted for 10 times as long. They do say good things come to those who wait!
Price: [pounds sterling]59.25, The Whiskey Exchange -buy here now
This ultra premium tequila is one you can gift or leave on the drinks shelf for special occasions.
The deep amber in colour spirit is aged for around 25 months in bourbon barrels and triple filtered - giving it a refined and caramelized taste.
One of the most divine things about this tequila is undoubtedly the hand-painted ceramic carafe it comes with, which you can use for years to come. Mix it up and enjoy as a Tequila sunrise or for a full bodied margarita.
Price: [pounds sterling]140, The Whiskey Exchange -buy here now
This bottle makes quite the decorative home accessory inspired by Day of the Dead art, the spirit inside it isn't too shabby either!
This tequila is aged for 24 months in American white oak casks, giving it aromas of coffee and a slight smoky tobacco taste. Kah tequila is certified organic and kosher which is a nice inclusive touch.
Aside from the gorgeous presentation, this vodka is perfect for neat drinking and has been described as 'a nightcap sipper' in its many reviews. Although it has got a slight spicy note to it, this spirit doesn't give the burning feeling found in cheaper alternatives.
Price: [pounds sterling]61.94, Amazon -buy here now
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We hope we've made your tequila selection easier with our guide, whether you're a neat sipper or a serious cocktail lover. If you prefer gin why not read through out round up of theand thebest gin bars in London to visitif you want to try some incredible cocktails.
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|Date:||Aug 5, 2019|
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