4 Tequilas for Every Budget

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By Justine Sterling Posted May 05, 2015

Today is Cinco de Mayo, which means tonight’s happy hour will be fueled by tequila. To help make your Cinco the best ever, here's our mini guide to the best tequilas to buy according to your budget.

Today is Cinco de Mayo, which means tonight’s happy hour will be fueled by tequila. To help make your Cinco the best ever, here's our mini guide to the best tequilas to buy according to your budget.

Affordable
Familia Camarena Silver
Grassy and bright with a sharp, zesty finish, this silver tequila is great for mixing triple sec-free Tommy’s margaritas. $20

Mid-Range
Tapatio 110
This high-proof tequila is fiery and packed with fresh agave flavors. The high alcohol content means it can hold its own in boldly flavored cocktails like a tequila Negroni. $50

Splurge
José Cuervo Reserva de la Familia Tequila
For the past 20 years, José Cuervo has released a limited-edition bottling of extra añejo tequila. This year’s is smoky with hints of vanilla. Drink it straight with dinner—it’s surprisingly food-friendly. $150

Mega-Splurge
Patrón Extra Añejo 7 Años
This recent, limited-edition release from Patrón is ridiculously sherried and rich. It’s perfect for drinking on its own at room temperature as an after-dinner sipper—don’t even try to mix this in a cocktail. $300

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