Partida Añejo Tequila
With its nuanced silky layers of black pepper, vanilla, and oak, Partida Añejo is not a tequila you’ll want to toss back in a shot glass with a lime wedge. Instead, pour this perfectly aged, amber-hued nectar over a few rocks and enjoy it as a nightcap.
Casamigos Blanco Tequila
This small-batch, ultra premium tequila line is the brainchild of a collaboration between George Clooney, Rande Gerber, and Mike Meldman. The blanco is our personal favorite for a tequila that’s crisp, clean, and just slightly citrusy — perfect for warm weather.
Avión Silver Tequila
Sweet and crisp, with hints of grapefruit, pineapple, and just a little bit of black pepper, this award-winning un-aged silver tequila from Avión is incredibly refreshing. We love sipping this smooth and spicy tequila on the rocks with a splash of fresh lime juice on a warm spring night.
Sauza Tres Generaciones Plata Tequila
This unaged, crystal-clear tequila from Sauza is super smooth, with just a subtle hint of citrus, floral notes, and white pepper. No stinging aftertaste here. This tequila tastes amazing with fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice.
VIVA XXXII Tequila Joven
You might be mesmerized by this gorgeously geometric bottle, but we think you’ll also dig the earthy, grassy-green, and slightly peppery taste of this silver tequila from VIVA XXXII.
We love brands that give back, so we also wanted to point out that VIVA XXXII donates 10% of their net proceeds to animal abuse prevention. Doesn’t drinking for a good cause taste good?
Tres Agaves Reposado
If you love bourbon, you’ll pick up some very similar tasting notes in this reposado tequila from Tres Agaves. Aged for 9 months in former bourbon and Tennessee whiskey barrels, this medium-bodied tequila has notes of caramel, oak, and a touch of citrus.
This tequila is delicious sipped solo on the rocks with an orange twist, although it also works wonders in cocktails.
El Jimador Silver Tequila
Zingy, bright, and fresh, El Jimador Tequila Blanco was awarded a 94 by Wine Enthusiast for its crisp, verdant flavor. At a super reasonable price point, we recommend using this for your house margarita on balmy weekend evenings this spring.
This tequila also tastes killer in a tart and classic Paloma cocktail (here’s a recipe we love).
Espolòn Tequila Blanco
One of the most versatile and well-made tequilas at a beyond-reasonable price point, Espolòn Silver is the best tequila to have on-hand for springtime cocktail party shenanigans. The striking Mexican-inspired iconography adorning the bottle’s label also makes this tequila stand out on any home bar shelf.
Great in a margarita but also tasty enough to sip on the rocks with a splash of soda, Espolòn easily gets our vote for best overall.