Tequila isn’t just for downing in shots. Some varieties are best sipped to appreciate the unique range of styles and flavours, says Rob Buckhaven.
1 Peppery Sauza Silver Tequila (£17.29, Sainsbury’s) has a smouldering pepper glow.
Blagger’s guide Tequila is produced from the distilled sap of the agave plant, not from the cactus as is often thought.
2 Creamy El Jimador Tequila Reposado (£17.09, Ocado.com) is all toffee and cream soda.
Blagger’s guide Traditional tequila bottles don’t contain “worms” – they were used as a marketing ploy in the US in the ’40s.
3 Honeyed Sierra Tequila Reposado (£15, Tesco) is a sweet honey and herb sipper.
Blagger’s guide The word “tequila” is thought to originate from a Mexican term meaning “the place of harvesting plants”.