Spirits Tequila & Mezcal

Tequila & Mezcal

There are many types of tequilas, from clear blancos to dark brown añejos, but they are all made from blue agave, a plant that takes eight to twelve years to ripen.

Another fun fact: All tequilas are mezcals, but not all mezcals are tequila. While tequilas are only made with blue agave, mezcals can be made using several types of agave.

At-home Tequila Cocktail Recipes The immense popularity of margaritas has made it the go-to tequila cocktail but there are several other ways to enjoy the refined blue agave flavor. The variety of tequilas available, from clear blancos ("whites") to dark brown añejos ("aged") to reposado ("rested"),...
Best Mezcals to Buy All tequila is mezcal, but not all mezcal is tequila. Tequila might be the most internationally recognized Mexican export, but its country cousin, mezcal, has been passed around at south-of-the-border gatherings for much longer. Mezcal can be made from several...
Great Budget Friendly Tequilas If you still think tequila is the hangover-inducing spirit of yesteryear, think again. Americans are consuming more tequila than ever before. In fact, after whiskey, it’s one of the fastest-growing spirits in popularity. Fortunately, you don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy a high quality...
Finest Tequilas on the Market One of North America's first homegrown distilled spirits, tequila was initially produced by Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century, although long before that the Aztecs were making another fermented agave beverage, known as pulque in Mexico. Today, tequila is made exclusively from blue...