Halloween is over, but the celebrations don’t need to end. November 1st is the Day of the Dead, which means we have to drink a little extra tequila for those who no longer can. We’re not talking about the ‘tequila’ you drank in college that gave you a 2-day hangover. We’re talking about the good stuff: genuine Jalisco tequila. Not sure what to get? Let us help you out.
Tequila can be split up into three basic categories: Blanco, Reposado, and Anejo.
Blanco is the purest form of tequila. With a maximum aging of 2 months it gives you the most agave taste of the three. This is your best choice for margaritas and mixed drinks.
Reposado is aged anywhere from 2-11 months in wooden barrels. It’ll have a golden coloring and go down nicely before a slice of lime. If you’re looking for a shot, order a Reposado.
Anejo is aged for at least 1 year. With a darker, amber color it has a smooth and complex taste. These are best to sip on over some ice.
So go forth with your newfound tequila knowledge and make your ancestors proud.