Best Tequila Shots For Sipping And Mixing

When it comes to tequila, there’s way more than meets the eye. Did you know that tequila is technically a type of mezcal? Or that it’s an incredibly versatile spirit? While classic margaritas are objectively delicious, there’s a whole world of tequila-based cocktails out there—from colorful tequila sunrises to effervescent palomas—plus, the top-shelf stuff is fantastic served either neat or on the rocks. It ain’t bad with some salt and a slice of lime, either.

But depending on your drinking plans, you’ll want to scoop a different bottle at the liquor store. Don’t be intimidated by the sheer number of options out there! We’ve rounded up some of the best and most popular tequila brands—including a few of our editor’s favorites.

But, first thing’s first. Here’s everything you need to know about tequila before buying.

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