What is a Reposado?
The Reposado is a tequila-based cocktail just like margarita. Its particularity: a long ageing period in oak barrels (between 2 and 12 months) and a slightly different mixture of ingredients. Here are four excellent tequilas Reposado and a recipe for autumn margaritas.
The Casamigos Reposado is the work of George Clooney and Randy Gerber. It is distinguished by its sweet taste with notes of oak and vanilla maple.
Don Julio Reposado Double Cask
Aged according to traditional techniques, Don Julio Reposado Double Cask is aged in Scotch Whisky casks. Vanilla, dark chocolate, cinnamon, citrus fruits, dried fruits and nuts blend with agave.
Herraduraa has the longest ageing time: 11 months. The agave is enhanced by notes of vanilla and orange peel.
Roca Patrón Reposado
For Roca Patrón Reposado, the agave cooked with a stone carved from volcanic rock is crushed as a bonus. This is followed by five months of ageing. Agave, vanilla, cinnamon and smoke are skilfully combined.
Recipe for a Margarita Reposado
– 3-4 parts tequila
– 1 portion of Grand Marnier liqueur
– 1/2 part fresh lime juice
– 1/2 part agave nectar
Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.