5 Tequila Cocktails To Advance Your Bartending Skills
As tequila continues to make inroads into U.S. cocktail culture, more and more people are discovering its amazing versatility and complexity. They’re realizing that while the Margarita is a classic cocktail for a reason—it’s delicious and brilliantly simple—it’s by no means the be-all, end-all for tequila. The ancient agave spirit comes in several forms, from blanco to reposado to añejo, and it can be sipped neat or on the rocks—as well as mixed into a much wider variety of cocktails than previously given credit for.
Here are five such drinks, in ascending order of difficulty (though none of them is too difficult). Master these to further stoke your passion for home bartending and progress on your journey of tequila knowledge. Our list starts with two classics, followed by three originals that showcase the underappreciated flexibility of Mexico’s storied national spirit.
Not to get all greeting-card about it, but life really is all about the journey. When it comes to skills like mixology, there’s fun and fulfillment to be had at every step of the way, from mastering the perfect Margarita to blending multiple components for a more complicated cocktail. With its blanco, reposado, and añejo variants, Don Julio has a tequila for every stage, and they all showcase the versatility and depth of the incredible agave spirit.
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