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It’s summertime! With the hot weather rolling in one of the most classic ways to cool off is a margarita. While there are many ways to spice up (perhaps literally) this long-standing cocktail staple, choosing the right tequila is key. With so many popular tequila brands fighting for your attention and dollar, how do you decide which is worthy of your margarita?
All tequila must be made from 100% blue agave and comes in three categories based on how long it has been aged in barrel. Blanco is unaged tequila, reposado can be aged between 2 months and 364 days, and añejo is anything aged over a year. The majority of margaritas will be made with blanco tequila because the absence of aging highlights the citrus and freshness, but aged tequilas can add a smokier depth to margs.