Joined: Jun 13, 2013
From: Melbourne, FL
|Posted: 2014-07-09 6:35 pm  Permalink|
Been doing more of the margaritas with agave instead of triple sec the past couple years as well. In its price range, Corralejo Reposado is my tequila of choice. A great sipper but also a versitile mixer that isn't so expensive you mind mixing with it.
Ace, I love all the Del Maguey mezcals but the Vida is about the only one I can afford. It was originally intended to sell at a < $30 price point but the few stores around me that carry it sell it for a little more than that. If you get a chance to play around mixing with Mezcal, I have found it really plays well with both pineapple juice and Calvados.
For folks in striking distance of a Total Wine, do yourself a favor and try a bottle of the San Matias Legado blanco tequila. An $11(!!) 100% agave tequila with a great, bright and nicely peppery flavor, makes a great Paloma and a great Margarita. I think it might be the best booze bargain out there right now.