Silver Tequila: Tequila is one of the world’s most beloved spirits, yet not all varieties of tequila are created equal. There are various varieties based on aging process and added additives used; tequila stands out as an expression of agave plants used to produce it.
What is Silver Tequila?
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Silver, also known as blanco, white or platinum tequila is the original form of tequila that does not age over time and without adulterants such as wood barrels. Distilled from 100% blue agave, this unaged and adulterated version retains all of the natural flavors and aromas from its source material without interference from wood or any other substances.
Tequila is known for being clear, crisp, and fresh with notes of citrus, peppercorns, herbs and sometimes floral or fruity nuances. As it can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks or mixed into cocktails (such as margaritas, palomas and mojitos) making it the most versatile type of tequila available today.
Why Choose Silver Tequila?
This tequila is an ideal choice for those who seek to experience the true character of agave plants. As opposed to reposado, anejo or extra anejo varieties, which undergo longer maturation periods in oak barrels for smoother flavors such as darker colors and sweeter sweetness – tequila shows off this raw and authentic character of its source plant – silver tequila showcases it.
Silver tequila is one of the purest and natural forms of tequila available, as it doesn’t contain any additives like caramel, sugar, glycerin or oak extract that may be added to older varieties to increase color intensity, flavor intensity or texture enhancements. Such additives may obscure quality and alter taste while being unattractive compared to transparent and honest tequila which showcases distiller skill and craftmanship.
Silver tequila is one of the more cost-effective forms of tequila, as its production doesn’t involve lengthy or costly aging processes. This makes it perfect for everyday drinking as well as experimenting with various cocktails and recipes; silver can pair nicely with foods such as seafood, salads, tacos and cheese.
How to Enjoy Silver Tequila?
Silver tequila can be enjoyed in numerous ways, depending on your personal taste and mood. Here are a few suggestions on how you can get the most from your tequila experience:
- For an authentic silver tequila experience, enjoy it neat or on the rocks in a small glass or caballito (a tall and narrow shot glass). Add slices of lime and salt for additional flavor.
- Refresh yourself with an aromatic and fruity beverage by mixing silver tequila with grapefruit soda, lime juice, and ice for a paloma, one of Mexico’s most beloved tequila cocktails. If desired, fresh grapefruit juice and club soda can also be substituted in place of grapefruit soda for an all-natural variation.
- Are You Wanting an Classic and Iconic Drink? Combine tequila with orange liqueur, lime juice and ice for an iconic cocktail – The margarita. Be sure to rim the glass with salt before garnishing with a lime wedge for extra flair.
- For an explosive cocktail experience, combine tequila with jalapeno slices, lime juice and agave nectar for a fiery margarita recipe! Feel free to add cilantro leaves as an herbal touch.
- For an effortless and refreshing drink, combine silver tequila with mint leaves, lime juice, sugar and club soda – creating the classic Cuban cocktail called the mojito Add fruit such as strawberries or cucumber for a fruity or vegetal twist.
Silver tequila is the purest expression of agave and an exquisite spirit to enjoy in multiple forms – whether that’s neat, on the rocks, or mixed into cocktails – tequila will deliver a rewarding and authentic tequila experience every time.