Best tequilas under $25


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Milagro Silver Tequila

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Whether you're crafting cocktails or just throwing back shots, don't break the bank this Cinco de Mayo. There's nothing "Spring Break" about these five tequilas but the price.

1. Milagro Silver Tequila

Yes, the bottle looks like a Cancun airport souvenir, but this is one of the best values in tequila—period. The sweetness and smoothness of Milagro's blue agave is balanced by a lively, citrusy finish.

Try it: Instead of vodka in a Bloody Mary, perhaps on Seis de Mayo.

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Espolón Reposado and Blanco Tequila

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2. Espolón Reposado and Blanco Tequila
$24 each

What do you get when you produce two spot-on tequilas and price them both under $25? You get two bottles on this list. Buy a split case of the reposado and blanco before they wise up and raise the price.

In Case You Noticed: Yes, this is the same award-winning Espolón tequila that disappeared from U.S. liquor stores three years ago.

(See more: Salsa taste test for Cinco de Mayo)

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El Jimador Tequila Blanco

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3. El Jimador Tequila Blanco

In Mexico, where they know a thing or two about distilled agave, no tequila outsells el Jimador. The blanco is perfect for cocktails, and if someone insists on shots, you could do much, much worse.

Get It: You can find El Jimador (along with every bottle on this list) at Astor Wines and Spirits. Yes, they ship.

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Gran Centenario Tenampa Azul Reposado Tequila

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4. Gran Centenario Tenampa Azul Reposado Tequila

A bargain reposado? Yes, because in addition to that awesome name, Gran Centenario Tenampa Azul Reposado has more citrus, smoke, and smoothness than you have any right to expect at this price.

Try It: In a glass of prosecco with a segment of fresh grapefruit as a garnish. Trust us on this one.

1800 Silver Tequila

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5. 1800 Silver Tequila

Widely available, always reliable, and perfect for mixing thanks to its potent proof and punchy sweetness that won't get lost in your margarita.

Form and Function: That fancy bottle top doubles as a shot measure.

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