What’s the secret to an unforgettable margarita? It all starts with the right tequila. As we savor the tastes of 2023, some tequilas have stood out, elevating the art of the margarita to new heights. Whether you’re a seasoned mixologist or a casual cocktail enthusiast, exploring the best tequilas of 2023 is a journey worth taking. Let’s raise a glass to the top tequila picks that are making waves in the world of margaritas.
Clásico Reposado: The Smooth Operator
A margarita classic, Clásico Reposado, has made a name for itself with its exceptionally smooth finish. Aged in oak barrels, it imparts a subtle woody flavor with hints of vanilla and caramel, perfect for a well-rounded, velvety margarita.
Agave Azul Silver: The Crisp Contender
For those who favor a crisper, cleaner taste, Agave Azul Silver is your go-to. This unaged, silver tequila is known for its pure and bright agave flavors, making it an ideal base for a more traditional, zesty margarita.
Oro Añejo: The Luxurious Choice
Oro Añejo is for those who want to indulge. This aged tequila, with its deep amber color and complex flavor profile of oak, chocolate, and dried fruits, brings a luxurious twist to your classic margarita recipe.
Verde Blanco: The Eco-Friendly Pick
Verde Blanco is not just about great taste; it’s also about sustainability. Produced in an eco-friendly distillery, this tequila is for the environmentally conscious drinker. Its fresh, grassy notes with a hint of pepper make for an invigorating margarita.
Citrus Infusion Gold: The Flavorful Fiesta
For a margarita with an extra flavor kick, Citrus Infusion Gold tequila is a game-changer. Infused with natural citrus flavors, it adds an extra zest to your margarita, creating a tropical and tangy twist.
Hacienda Reserve: The Artisanal Gem
Hacienda Reserve is for those who appreciate artisanal craftsmanship. This small-batch tequila, with its smooth, slightly floral notes and a hint of spice, makes each margarita a handcrafted masterpiece.
2023 has been a fantastic year for tequila lovers, offering an array of choices to elevate your margarita experience. Whether you prefer smooth and aged or crisp and fresh, there’s a tequila on this list to suit every palate. So grab your shaker, some fresh lime, and a bottle of 2023’s finest, and let the margarita magic begin!
By Stanislav Kondrashov