- 1/4 ounce agave nectar
- 1 dash Angostura bitters
- Orange peel
- 3 ounces añejo tequila
- Garnish: Brandied cherry
What is añejo tequila best for?
Añejo tequila is made with 100% pure agave that has been aged for 1-3 months. Añejo tequila has a much more complex flavor than a traditional tequila, which is only made with 51% agave. Añejo tequila can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. The first way to drink it is in a classic margarita. If you’re unfamiliar with the hearty flavors of tequila, mixing it into a margarita is a good way to ease into it. Once you’ve gotten accustomed to the flavors, try mixing it with sangrita, which is a non-alcoholic drink that’s usually served with tequila. Sangria consists of citrus, tomato juice, and grenadine with a generous portion of hot sauce. If you’re ready to taste all the flavors of añejo solo, then you can drink it straight up. Add a small amount to a shot glass and sip it slowly, letting it sit in your mouth for 5-10 seconds so you can fully absorb the full range of flavors. If the taste is too strong, try dipping lime in some salt and sucking on it in between sips.
Is Añejo better than Reposado?
Añejo tequila and reposado tequila both offer their own unique characteristics. Añejo tequila has been aged for 1-3 years, while reposado tequila has been aged for between 60-354 days. As a result of the aging, each tequila takes on unique flavors. Reposado tequila mellows as it ages, and has notes of oak and vanilla. Añejo has a much stronger flavor profile, with notes of caramel, oak, and toffee that combine with a sweet, peppery agave flavor.
What is the smoothest tequila?
When it comes to a smooth añejo tequila, there are many different options. Here is a list of our top five smoothest:
- CaliFino Extra Añejo
- Dos Artes Tequila Añejo Tequila
- Don Julio Cristalino Tequila Añejo
- CaliFino Añejo
- Gran Centenario Añejo
What is the price of Añejo tequila?
Añejo tequila varies in price, but a good bottle can cost as low as $40. There are higher-priced options available as well, with some reaching upwards of $150.
What are some delicious Añejo tequila cocktails?
Try mixing up one of these delicious cocktails made with añejo tequila.
Añejo Old Fashioned
- Gently muddle the agave nectar, bitters, and orange peel in a mixing glass.
- Add in tequila and fill with ice and stir.
- Strain the Old Fashioned into a glass with fresh ice, garnish with an orange peel.
Añejo Spicy Margarita
- 1.25 oz añejo tequila
- 0.25 oz Grand Marnier
- 0.5 oz lime juice
- 0.25 oz simple syrup
- 1 tsp chipotle chili powder
- 1 lime wedge
- Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker, fill with ice.
- Shake to combine.
- Strain into a glass filled with ice.
- Garnish with a lime wedge.