THL: What is it?
Hornitos Tequila Plata never comes into contact with wood and goes straight from the still to the bottle with no aging.
THL: Why should you try it?
Hornitos is one of Mexico’s bestselling tequilas for good reason, as it is a budget-friendly mixing tequila ideal for regular home-bar cocktails. This spirit has a powerful vegetal agave funk and really performs is in classic tequila cocktails, such as the Paloma. The founder, Don Francisco Javier Sauza, initiated and worked with the Mexican government to create the Denomination of Origin that established the Jalisco region of Mexico as the designated origin of genuine tequila in 1974. He knows his tequila and is proud of his region's specialty spirit.
THL: Who makes it?
Sauza Hornitos Tequila Plata is produced at La Perseverancia distillery in Jalisco, Mexico where they also produce Hornitos Tequila Reposado and Hornitos Tequila Añejo, Sauza Tequila, Sauza Commemorativo, and Tres Generaciones in a variety of aged expressions.
THL: What does it taste like?
Black pepper, ginger, cloves, lime zest
THL: How should you drink it?
This tequila is a great mixing tequila in simple cocktails like the Santa Carla that let the agave shine while adding a touch of fruit to balance its spice. Grapefruit and black pepper are a great flavor combination.
1-1/2 ounces Hornitos Plata Tequila
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
3/4 ounce simple syrup
3 dashed grapefruit bitters
Fill Collins glass with ice. Add tequila, lemon juice, simple syrup, and bitters directly into the glass, top with sparkling water, and stir gently. Garnish with lemon wheel and mint sprig.