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Budget — under $20
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THL: What is it?
Sauza Blue Tequila Silver is made from 100% blue agave grown in the lowlands of Jalisco, Mexico.
THL: Why should you try it?
Sauza Tequila also produces a line of mixto tequilas (tequilas that are not made with 100% agave and often associated with headaches and hangovers), but they’ve stepped up their game with the Sauza Blue line. The harvested agave plants are milled and steeped before cooking within 48 hours of harvest for a fresh agave flavor. Sauza knows their hooch, producing one of Mexico’s most popular tequilas, Hornitos Tequila. While it’s not quite as tasty as the Hornitos line, for under 20 bucks, there is now really no reason to ever again buy a mixto tequila.
THL: Who makes it?
Sauza Blue Tequila Silver is produced at La Perseverancia distillery in Jalisco, Mexico, where they also produce Hornitos Tequila Plata, Hornitos Tequila Reposado and Añejo, Sauza Tequila, Sauza Commemorativo, Tres Generaciones, and their mixto Sauza Tequila Line all in a variety of aged expressions.
THL: What does it taste like?
Roasted pepper, black pepper, lime zest, honeysuckle
THL: How should you drink it?
At your next party, try a refreshing twist on the classic for mixing up some Cucumber Margaritas.
3/4 cup Sauza Blue 100% Agave Tequila
1 medium cucumber, peeled and sliced
6 ounces fresh lime juice
2 ounces Triple Sec
2 ounces simple syrup
In a pint glass, muddle together sliced cucumber, and add tequila. Let sit in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Strain the cucumber tequila, and combine with all ingredients in a pitcher. Stir, and serve over ice. Garnish with cucumber slices and a wedge of lime.