10 Best Tequilas To Make the Perfect Margarita

Posted by The Bottle Haus
Wed, Dec 08, 21

If you've ever had one, you know why the margarita is one of the most popular cocktails. Sure, it's not the most elegant drink on the market, but that doesn't make it any less excellent. Although a margarita isn't difficult to prepare, nothing beats having one made for you by a well-trained bartender who understands what they're doing. Continue reading if you want to prepare this fantastic drink yourself and wow your guests with this Mexican cocktail!

We feel passionate about the tequila we carry at The Bottle Haus. We know that many of you already have a favorite or two, but it's also possible that you aren't familiar with some of The Bottle Haus’s faves. In this blog post, we’ll introduce you to the best tequilas for margaritas, based on both expert and user reviews.

A basic recipe for a margarita would go something like this: 1 oz orange liqueur (normally triple sec), 1 oz of lime juice, and 3-4 oz of 100% agave tequila. Before we get to this list, let's be honest, there is no question about which type of tequila goes with Margaritas. Tequila should always be 100% agave.

Currently, there are over 200 brands of tequila in the world to choose from, so it can be quite overwhelming. We’ve narrowed it down to ten of the best, with a bottle to suit every budget.

Oh, and if you see something here you like, just click the link to buy it from our store!

Clase Azul Reposado

We start with one of our most expensive bottles, the Clase Azul Reposado. Honestly, your search for the perfect tequila can end with this bottle. Made from 100% organic Weber Blue Agaves, this ultra-premium tequila is aged for eight months in old oak barrels to give it a smooth taste and then filtered three times before bottling to ensure a crystal clear spirit.

Uniquely packaged in handcrafted bottles, Clase Azul’s focus on quality means each bottle reflects time and attention given by over 100 Mexican artisans.

This select tequila’s rich color and complex aroma make it stand out from an ordinary shot or margarita. We urge you to taste the difference for yourself when you're looking for excellent quality and a great night.

Clase Azul Reposado Tequila 750ml ($199.95)


Clase Azul Plata Tequila

Another one from the Clase Azul line, this one is also handcrafted and painstakingly distilled twice. It’s made of 100% Weber Blue Agave, delivering a delightfully smooth flavor with a pleasant hint of sweetness - perfect for enjoying neat or in your margarita.

It comes from an ultra-premium line of tequilas from the region of Jalisco, which imparts a unique flavor profile to the tequila. If you're looking for something sweet to blend in your margarita, this is your best bet. We're sure you'll enjoy every sip.

Clase Azul Plata Tequila 750ml ($199.95)


Código 1530 Rosa Blanco Tequila

One cannot help but notice how stunning tequila bottles are, and the Codigo Rosa Blanco is no exception.

Once you take a sip of Código 1530 Rosa Blanco Tequila, you’ll discover a flavor so unique and so good, you might find yourself drinking it on its own.

You'll notice how this striking pink tequila evokes a fresh, floral, and herbal character from its resting in California's Napa Valley-style wine barrels for one extra month. The end product is a refined spirit with a natural hue that is as lovely as its flavor. A unique process, sure, but what you're left with is a brilliant rosé tequila that plays with notes of agave, toast, stone fruits, lavender, and dill. 

With its delicate floral notes intact, this Rosa has spent precisely the right amount of time in Cabernet barrels to enhance its agave flavor. You’ll love it neat, but the agave flavor will be wonderful in your margarita.

Código 1530 Rosa Blanco Tequila 750ml ($89.95)


Patron Silver

Patrón Silver is a light but flavorful Blanco tequila. With a bold contrast between smooth baked agave undertones and fresh agave flavors, Patron Silver has a unique agave taste that is subtly sweet but full of character. It’s got that perfect balance of fresh agave flavor with baked agave undertones – core influencer notes you’ll find in all Patrón Spirits. 

So take a sip. Kick back. Enjoy the best Margarita you’ve ever had. Whether shaken or stirred, Patrón Silver is ideal for creative mixologists and those seeking a unique, premium quality tequila that’s universally delicious. Pure and simple.

Patron Silver Tequila 750ml ($59.95)


Casamigos Blanco

Let's be clear: we love tequila. But when it comes to taste and drinkability, Casamigos is superior. George Clooney and Rande Gerber, who grew up in Southern California, started this brand with two other partners knowing exactly how they wanted a white tequila to taste. 

Each batch is distilled in stainless steel casks for a least two months, resulting in a smooth blend of sweet agave, mild citrus, and a hint of vanilla.

This bottle is smooth, herbaceous, and made with 100% agave. We highly, highly recommend it.

Casamigos Blanco Tequila 750ml ($58.95)


Don Julio Blanco

Don Julio Blanco Tequila is tequila in its purest form, made with 100% blue agave plant and a centuries-old distillation technique.

Light-bodied and fruit-driven, Don Julio Blanco tequila is a great priming tequila.  Otherwise known as "Silver" tequila, it’s got a crisp, clean nose, floral and pepper tones, and a long lingering finish. This tequila sips nice off the rocks or neat. 

Don’t go in expecting something explosive -- its appeal is in its subtlety rather than brashness.  It has enough flavor to stand up to your favorite mixers but blends in easily for a seamless sipping experience.  Plus, it’s fairly priced.

Don Julio Blanco 750ml ($46.95)


1800 Silver Tequila

Because of its balance and smoothness, the 1800 Silver is ideal for mixing in cocktails. It’s aged first in American oak and then French oak during maturing. Being made from 100% Agave gives it a wonderfully clean, silky smooth taste that's great straight or blended into your margarita.

So if you're looking for a great tequila to enjoy at your next party or just want a cheap and smooth shot to enjoy in your living room, 1800 Silver is an excellent choice. This tequila is amazingly smooth yet strong enough to make for a fun night of tequila shots. It's perfect for most tequila cocktails and works especially well in classic favorites like the margarita. For an affordably priced tequila that appeals to a wide range of ages, the 1800 Silver is tough to beat.

1800 Silver Tequila 750ml ($34.95)


Casa Noble Tequila Crystal

The clean, crisp taste of our Blanco tequila celebrates the fresh flavor of the noble Blue Weber Agave. Enticing aromas set the palate for flavors of honey, buttery-sweet cooked agave, and a hint of citrus. Triple distilled for a well-balanced and smoother-than-glass finish; this Blanco is in a class by itself.

Casa Noble Tequila Crystal is tequila made from 100% USDA-certified organic blue agave. This tequila is triple-distilled, giving it a very smooth flavor with hints of honey, citrus, and of course, agave. Learn how to make a margarita—blended, on the rocks and virgin.

Casa Noble Crystal Blanco Tequila 750ml ($34.95)


Sauza Hornitos Anejo

Sauza Hornitos Añejo is a Sauza family premium 100% blue agave tequila carefully aged in American white oak barrels for at least a year to create a smoother, complex flavor. Our Anejo has a distinctive amber color and subtle caramel and spice notes with a light citrus finish to complete the taste of rich history.

The flavor of Sauza Hornitos Añejo is smooth and soft, with subtle spice undertones and a light citrus finish. It is aged in oak barrels for at least a year giving it an unmistakable amber hue. This bottle pairs well with traditional Mexican foods, so if you’re serving enchiladas and tacos, you need to get one.

Sauza Hornitos Anejo is the perfect tequila for your next party. This agave-based spirit is aged in American white oak barrels for at least one year and bottled in a distinctive amber color. Made from 100% Weber blue agave, Añejo offers an aromatic flavor that's especially good with fruits and desserts like peaches or apples.

Sauza Hornitos Anejo 750ml ($29.95)


El Espelòn Blanco Tequila

Blanco is the purest expression of Espolòn tequila. This Blanco is refined and balanced with exceptional quality and value, the perfect addition to any home bar. It’s made using traditional distilling methods and is double distilled in small batches. This Blanco has gentle floral and tropical fruit notes and a clean finish that makes it an excellent companion to any cocktail or great for sipping straight up.

Made only with 100% Blue Weber agave, it carries delicate floral and tropical fruit notes and a clean finish.

Unaged, it's perfect for margaritas or cocktails where agave character is key because it takes well to flavoring agents such as citrus or spice.

El Espelòn Blanco Tequila 750ml ($29.95)


Special Mention: Convite Esencial Espadin Mezcal

Convite Esencial Espadin Mezcal is technically not tequila, but it’s a close cousin. Dark and smoky, this mezcal has a touch of citrus zest and will add a much-appreciated character to your margarita.

Made from 100% Espadin agave, the Esencial Espadin Mezcal is something special. Mezcal is made in three distinct regions in Mexico, and each has its own flavor profile. But the Esencial Espadin embodies what every good mezcal should possess: perfect balance, a touch of smokiness, and a hint of citrus. It's rich, smoky, and tastes great in a margarita.

Convite Espadin Esencial Mezcal 750ml ($42.95)



So, which tequila is best for you, and why? That is a question for which there is no right or wrong response. Honestly, as long as the tequila has been distilled from 100%  blue agave like the ones on this list and has no chemicals or additives, you can't go wrong. This selection of premium tequilas (all made with at least 90% agave) is perfect for creating killer margaritas at home. When it comes to flavor, it may be worthwhile to spend a little more money for a higher quality margarita, but even our $30 bottles are superb.