Whenever you enter an establishment and see tequila being served, you should be assured that good times are to be had. Hornitos Reposado, according to the Hornitos website, was one of the first widely available reposados.
What Is Reposado?
Reposado tequila is a lightly tinted tequila, normally only aged a few months. Anejo, the more mature tequila is aged for six months at a minimum and has a darker color. Blanco or Plata is the silver or clear colored tequilas that are not aged.
At first whiff, Hornitos smells like your go-to margarita at your favorite Mexican restaurant. To be honest, Hornitos is the house tequila at many restaurants. The smell is oak wood from the barrel and agave. Not nearly as overpowering as most anejos.
As stated early, Hornitos is probably a very familiar taste as it is the house tequila at many restaurants. I wouldn’t recommend this or any reposado tequila as a daily sipper. This is definitely a shot or mixed drink, preferably a tequila drink.
Mixed drinks are where Hornitos Reposado really shines. Having friends over for game night, margaritas featuring Hornitos Reposado and tacos make a great combination. A Mexican Mule with Hornitos is a great springtime drink. A Long Island Iced Tea or any other drink that calls for tequila, Hornitos Reposado is appropriate.
Hornitos is definitely not Don Julio in taste or Patron in prestige. If you are looking for a good time but not looking to break the bank Hornitos is a winner. I would suggest that for a few more dollars, El Mayor makes a much smoother tequila. For a night of fun at the house, Hornitos is definitely not a bad choice.
Feel free to leave a comment about your experiences with or questions about Hornitos Reposado Tequila.