The 15 Best Tequila Brands to Bring on Margarita Season

Just remember the golden rule: It's one tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor.

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Casamigos Tequila

Whether you're mixing up a fresh batch of homemade margaritas or sipping this versatile agave spirit on the rocks as a nightcap, there's a tequila brand perfect for any budget, palate, or party need. Here are our 15 absolute favorite tequila brands.

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Tequila Avión
Avión Silver Tequila
$49.99

Sweet and crisp, with hints of grapefruit, pineapple, and just a little bit of spicy black pepper, this award-winning unaged silver tequila from Avión is incredibly refreshing. We love sipping this smooth and spicy tequila on the rocks with a splash of fresh lime juice on a warm spring night.

More: 10 Festive Margarita Glasses for Spring Sipping

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Viva XXXII
VIVA XXXII Tequila Joven
$40.99

You might be mesmerized by this gorgeously geometric bottle, but we think you'll also fall for the earthy, grassy-green, and slightly peppery taste of this silver tequila from VIVA XXXII. We love brands that give back, so we also wanted to point out that VIVA XXXII donates 10% of their net proceeds to animal abuse prevention. Doesn't drinking for a good cause taste good?

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Santera Tequila Blanco

$45.00 BUY NOW

The agave hearts harvested for Santera are the result of sustainable farming practices in the northern highlands of Jalisco, Mexico. Whether you serve Santera Blanco over a few rocks or in a fresh cocktail, this is a well-balanced and super easy-to-drink tequila.

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Casamigos Blanco Tequila

$50.00 BUY NOW

This small-batch, ultra premium tequila line is the brainchild of a collaboration between George Clooney, Rande Gerber, and Mike Meldman. The blanco is our personal favorite for a tequila that's crisp, clean, and just slightly citrusy.

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Partida Añejo Tequila

$65.00 BUY NOW

With its nuanced silky layers of black pepper, vanilla, and oak, Partida Añejo isn't a tequila you'll want to kick back in a shot glass with a lime wedge. Instead, pour this perfectly aged, amber-hued nectar over a few rocks and enjoy it as a nightcap.

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Espolòn Silver Tequila

$25.00 BUY NOW

One of the most versatile and well-made tequilas at a very reasonable price point, Espolòn Silver is a safe bet for any springtime cocktail party. The striking Mexican-inspired iconography adorning the bottle's label also makes this tequila stand out on any home bar shelf.

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Sauza Tres Generaciones Plata Tequila

$40.00 BUY NOW

This unaged, crystal-clear tequila from Sauza is distilled for a super smooth sipping experience with just a subtle hint of citrus, floral notes, and white pepper. No stinging aftertaste here.

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El Jimador Tequila Blanco

$23.00 BUY NOW

Zingy, bright, and fresh, El Jimador Tequila Blanco was awarded a 94 by Wine Enthusiast for its crisp, verdant flavor. At a super resonable price point, we recommend using this for your house margarita on balmy weekend evenings this spring.

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Libélula Joven Tequila

$32.00 BUY NOW

Made with 75% unaged tequila and 25% reposado tequila, this flavorful spirit is handmade in the Joven style for a balanced and versatile blend, ideal for use in mixed drinks.

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Patrón Silver Tequila

$39.00 BUY NOW

Fresh, smooth, and versatile enough to be used in the perfect margarita recipe — or simply sipped straight up with a squeeze of lime — Patrón Silver is a crowd-pleaser.

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Siembra Valles Blanco Tequila

$40.00 BUY NOW

Produced in the volcanic and mineral-rich Valles region of Jalisco, Mexico, Siembra Blanco is an artisanal valley tequila unlike any other. With notes of zesty lime and jasmine, it would be a shame to sip this special spirit any other way besides straight-up or on the rocks.

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DeLeón Platinum Tequila Blanco

$35.00 BUY NOW

Described by tasting experts as, "soft, elegant, and accessible," DeLeón platinum tequila is made from 100% Highland Blue Weber agave, and it contains no artificial ingredients or additives. Fun fact: Sean "Diddy" Combs is one of the founding partners.

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Calle 23 Reposado Tequila

$32.00 BUY NOW

Aged for a minimum of eight months in well-seasoned American oak barrels, Calle 23 Reposado Tequila has a distinctive fresh and peppery flavor rounded out by richer buttery notes.

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Jose Cuervo Tradicional Silver Tequila

$25.00 BUY NOW

Jose Cuervo Tradicional Silver Tequila is distilled from 100% blue agave, and it's best enjoyed served chilled in a crisp, smooth shot. We also think this makes the perfect base for a refreshingly tart grapefruit Paloma cocktail.

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Sauza Blue Reposado Tequila

$17.00 BUY NOW

Aged for a minimum of two months, Sauza Blue Reposado Tequila is made from 100% blue agave, and it has a balanced flavor profile. We recommend using this in your batched margarita recipes this season for liquid gold.