Tequila is a key component to any Cinco de Mayo festivity, but it doesn’t have to break the bank. We found several varieties of the agave-based spirit for a range of price tags.
For cash-strapped drinkers, Pepe retails for $17 a bottle and offers a gold and silver variety.
Hornitos Platas retails for $20 a bottle, but the company also offers more-expensive tequilas for every level of tequila drinker.
Recently-released Sauza has a strong agave taste with hints of grapefruit and green apple and retails for about $19.
The company offers a wide variety of products in the mid-level price range:
Herradura Silver A touch of oak gives a light straw color and hint of vanilla with a warm finish. Suggested retail: $39.99
Herradura Reposado - Rich color with a cinnamon and oak aroma with a mildly smooth taste. suggested retail $49.99
Herradura Añejo - Deep copper color hints to its oaky, spicy taste, suggested retail SRP: $59.99
Founded by John Paul DiJoria, Patrón was the first brand to introduce the concept of ultra-premium, high-quality tequila. The bottle retails for an average of $40.
Herradura Selección Suprema
For those willing to dish out the dough, Herradura offers its Suprema tequila which retails for $350 a bottle. The spirit spends more than four years in cask before being bottled.
Tequila options for all budgets to celebrate Cinco de Mayo