Get into the Mexican spirit or feel like a Champ with nothing other than tequila.
Believe it or not, there are different varieties of tequila including blanco, plata and silver which are aged for less than two months and taste even more like agave sugar, delicious! But there is also Reposado tequila aged for up to one year, which has a stronger taste and is a firm favourite for Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. Who says you can’t drink like a celebrity? Perfect for getting the party started, this fruity and earthy spirit is great to drink on its own, sip with a splash of grapefruit juice or shake into the most delicious margarita.
Which tequila is best for making margarita?This really depends on your own personal taste. Some people prefer a smoother tequila for their margaritas, while others prefer a more flavourful tequila. If you're looking for a quality, smooth tequila to make your margaritas with, we'd recommend Patron Silver or Gran Patron Platinum. They're both delicious options that will give your margaritas a great flavour profile. However, if you're looking for something with a bit more of a kick, we would suggest trying Teremana Tequila Blanco or Casa Herradura Plata Tequila. They both have a nice spicy flavour that will add some extra heat to your drinks.
Should tequila be chilled?No, room temperature tequila is the way to go. You'll get the most flavour that way. Plus, it'll help you avoid that pesky brain freeze.
How is tequila made?Tequila is a type of mezcal that is made from the blue agave plant. The heart of the agave plant is roasted in an oven or pit and then crushed to extract the juice. The juice is then mixed with water and fermented for a few days before being distilled.
Can tequila go off?It can go a little bit funky if it's not stored well, but it's still perfectly safe to drink. The reason tequila goes bad is because of the agave plant. Agave has a high sugar content, and when the tequila is made, that sugar ferments and produces alcohol. The longer the fermentation process takes, the higher the proof of the tequila will be. If it's left to ferment too long, you can get some nasty compounds called methanol and formaldehyde in your bottle. They give cheap tequila its harsh taste and can make you feel pretty sick. But if it's stored properly and doesn't sit on the store shelf for years, it'll be just fine.