Choosing the Best Tequila for Your Margarita

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While going out for drinks in Nashua is on hold, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy your favorite Stella Blu margaritas from the comfort of your home! Whether you’re enjoying our house margarita or the spicy jalapeno margarita, the type of tequila you choose matters.

Often, we rely on our trusted waitstaff to help us with decisions that aren’t quite our area of expertise. So, feeling lost without this advice is understandably normal. That’s why our team wants to take this opportunity to explain the three types of tequila and how they work differently in cocktails.

 

 

 

Blanco

Blanco, sometimes called silver tequila, is one of the purest types of tequila available to consumers. While most brands are rarely aged for more than two weeks, some may be aged up to two months. Blanco is bottled directly from distilling, leaving virtually no room for error. Often fruity in flavor and sometimes a bit acidic, silver tequila is an excellent choice for margaritas and other tequila-based cocktails.

 

 

 

Gold

Similar to Blanco, gold tequila rarely undergoes the aging process. The difference lies within the creation. Gold tequila obtains its coloring by the addition of caramel during the fermentation process. Why? Well, it adds a sweeter flavor that some consumers prefer. However, it’s important to mention that you should be on the lookout for 100% agave. No names mentioned, but brands that are not 100% agave add a healthy dose of sugar, as well as caramel coloring, to their blends. We like sweet too, but sometimes you just need to draw the line.

 

 

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Reposado

Unlike silver and gold tequilas, reposado undergoes a period of aging. Generally aged anywhere from two to twelve months in oak barrels, reposado is a smoother choice than the previous two types. With a balance in flavor between the oak and agave, reposado is often the choice in cocktails that call for whiskey or bourbon.

 

 

 

Anejo

While we don’t recommend mixing Anejo, we feel we must mention this type of tequila. Aged anywhere from one to three years, Anejo is best enjoyed on the rocks.

 

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Be sure to check out our online menu and place your order for contract-free curbside pickup today! Beyond the most delicious meals in New Hampshire, we’re sending home our batch cocktail mixers in 12oz. to-go’s. If you can’t go out for drinks in Nashua, you mine as well enjoy them at home!

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