Tequila’s Sweet Spot

Reposadas are for sipping and for mixing

Tequila’s Sweet Spot
Elevate a classic margarita with a reposado tequila, aged between two months and a year in wooden cask. (Lew Robertson/Getty Images)
From the May 31, 2021, issue

A stroll through a liquor store reveals that tequila has been playing a hot hand. But often overlooked in the overall tequila boom is a niche that offers a tasty experience at good value: Reposado, meaning “rested,” is the middle child of tequila. It has considerable charm for sipping, but isn’t so precious that it can’t be tapped for mixing cocktails. Learn more about this style, get 12 reposado picks that are definitely worth a shot and try them out in three agave cocktail mainstays, with recipes and tips from star bartender, bar owner and book author Ivy Mix.

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