El Grado Añejo Tequila

El Grado Añejo Tequila has a smoky-honey finish

High-end sipping tequilas have made quite a splash in recent years, both on fancy restaurant menus and at dedicated tequila bars, paving the way for a new generation to experience Mexico’s premium liquor in a way that happily transcends the slushy frozen margarita machine. While famous makers like Patron have a captive audience, other ambitious maverick distillers have entered the scene with smooth agave blends worth noting, including El Grado’s premium Añejo.

Though the company was founded in Texas, El Grado’s Añejo is created in the highlands of Jalisco by master Tequilera Salvador Fonseca, who teamed up with connoisseur Ana María Romero (author of The Aromas of Tequila) to create a classic tequila with modern appeal. Accordingly, they combine 200-year old handcrafted traditions with 21st century technology to distill Blue Weber agave into a smooth, somewhat sultry tequila. The Añejo is aged for fifteen months or more in Tennessee whisky barrels, resulting in a lovely golden hue that gleams like Mexican sunshine in an elegant French-made bottle that features a glass-topped closure. Its richness makes it pleasant for sipping, and its smoky-honey finish lends the perfect note for handcrafted margaritas or artisanal cocktails.

El Grado Añejo is ideal for summer’s fancy cocktails, like this pretty one, the Prickly Pear Crown Jewel.


Prickly Pear Crown Jewel Recipe

prickly pear cocktail copy

1.5 oz. El Grado Añejo Tequila
0.5 oz. Triple Sec
0.5 oz. Lemon Juice
0.5 oz. Prickly Pear Syrup or Simple Syrup

Pour ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake continuously and pour into your favorite margarita or martini glass. Garnish with lemon wheel.

Spirit Information

El Grado Spirits


Independencia 101 Atotonilco El Alto Centro 47750 Atotonilco El Alto Mexico

Spirit Details

Price: $40 for 750 ml. ABV: 40%


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