Frozen lime drink with Tequila
Know The Difference Between Añejo And Reposado Tequila For The Best Margaritas
By Arianna Endicott
Añejo and reposado tequila are both made from blue agave and aged in oak barrels with differences in age, flavor, and price that make reposado the better choice for margaritas.
Reposado tequila is aged between two and 12 months, embodying the oaky flavors from the barrels it aged in as well as notes of sweet vanilla, caramel, and spice.
This tequila is smooth and blends well into cocktails, making it a great choice for making margaritas. Plus, it only costs around $30-$60 per bottle.
Añejo, on the other hand, is aged for over one year and has deeper, richer flavors. It is smoother and has flavors like tobacco, oak, chocolate, vanilla, and cinnamon.
Añejo’s nuanced flavors can be washed out when added to cocktails, so it’s better suited for sipping on the rocks. It also costs about twice as much as reposado tequila.