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Things You Need to Know About Good Tequila

Become an instant expert by browsing these quintessential (and tasty) examples of the eight ambassadors of tequila

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Things You Need to Know About Good Tequila

Lowland Reposado No. 1 Partida: Smooth and utterly elegant; $58. Read more:

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Cheap Shot? Good Tequila, And Where To Find It

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Stay Cool with These Summery Cocktails

The Tequila Julep a new drink combining the old-fashioned julep with a good tequila.” Tequila Julep 2 oz. reposado tequila (recommend Chamucos) 1 oz. fresh-squeezed lime juice 1 T agave syrup 12 mint leaves Crushed ice Drizzle of Cointreau Mint sprig, to garnish In a julep cup, gently muddle 12 mint leaves with agave syrup. Add tequila. Stir for 5 seconds. Add lime and scoop of crushed ice. Stir for 10 seconds. Top off with crushed ice, drizzle with Cointreau, and add mint sprig for…

from Serious Eats

Spicy Pineapple-Cucumber Sangrita

Chasing a shot of tequila with lime is routine. But with good tequila, the best way to enjoy it is not as a shot, but sipped with sangrita—a bright, tart, spicy fruit drink—on the side. While the original was made with sour oranges and pomegranate, this one blends tropical pineapple juice with just a hint of cooling cucumber, then heats things up with a dash of chili powder.

As more and more tequila brands make their way into the U.S., it’s becoming a heck of alot easier to find good sipping tequila, ranging from the young and spicy blanco tequilas to the rich, matured añejos. Here are five readily available bottles that will make your taste buds sing.

from VinePair

11 Exceptional Tequilas Under $50

Did you know that good tequila is actually super expensive? Don't worry: in this week's addition of BTB, we're giving you 11 fantastic tequilas under $50.